Portfolio Thoughts (Jan. 2018)

A new year has arrived, but having thoughts about how to improve the Portfolio still exist.  The stock market continues its move higher, so good values are harder to find.  However, it appears relative value may exist in the Utilities and REIT sectors.  As for my portfolio, it’s done well, but as always it continues […]

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Recent Buy – TXN

For the past few months, I’ve mentioned wanting to increase my investment in the technology sector.  Well, today I did just that.  It wasn’t a big splash, but it adds another terrific company to the Portfolio, and adds some additional dividends to the annual dividend income stream. Today, I initiated a position in Texas Instruments, […]

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Monthly Options Income (Jan. 2018)

Welcome to my first Monthly Options Income post.  Last year I decided I’d try to generate some additional income by writing options contracts.  The plan is to use any options income I realize to help make additional purchases in my dividend Portfolio. I’ll most likely publish each Monthly Options Income post soon after the 3rd […]

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Performance Check – JNJ

Time for a Performance Check For some background on the idea behind the Performance Check, and the XIRR function used for the calculations, please see my first post in this series – Performance Check – PG I’m continuing my performance check series with a look at the fifth dividend paying stock I ever purchased for […]

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Monthly Dividend Income (Dec. 2017)

Happy New Year, everyone! Well, the markets decided to close out 2017 by climbing higher yet again in December, wrapping up the year in strong fashion.  Thankfully, my portfolio followed along, ending 2017 with record dividend income for a month and a year.  In addition, a few more dividend raises got sprinkled into the mix, […]

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