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Recent Buy – HRL

I added to my position in Hormel (HRL) today.  As was the case with SBUX earlier this month, HRL’s price dropped recently with the release of its latest earnings.  With the drop, I decided to add some shares and average down.  HRL does not have a high yield, but with the announcement, the yield has […]

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Portfolio Thoughts (August 2017)

Every month I plan to take a look at the portfolio and determine what actions I might take to improve it.  These could be purchases or sales, large or small.  Ultimately, though, I want to see the forward dividend income increasing. Recently, I executed on a couple of transactions I had pondered last month.  Specifically, […]

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Recent Buy – SBUX

Today, I decided to add some SBUX – previously my smallest portfolio position.  This possible purchase was discussed in my last Portfolio Thoughts post.  SBUX’s price dropped recently with the release of its latest earnings.  There could be more downside from here, but I decided to pull the trigger now as the price had dropped […]

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Recent Transactions

I’ve tweaked the Portfolio over the past couple of trading days…. 2 buys and 2 sells.  One of the sells was outlined my most recent Portfolio Thoughts posts.  Here are the transaction details…   VFC On 8/3/17, I sold 50 of my 129.39 shares at $63.18/sh, for a total of $3,158.93. I had averaged down over […]

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Monthly Dividend Income (July 2017)

Dividend Income Time to find out what dividends rolled in during July…. quite a few! The total was $430.83… a 19.37% increase compared to the same month last year. I had 13 companies pay a dividend, the most coming from RPM, a long-time holding, and the least from fairly recent addition ENSG. The amounts from […]

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Portfolio Thoughts (July 2017)

I’m always thinking about how I can improve the dividend portfolio.  Certainly adding new positions or adding to existing ones is an improvement! However, when that’s not possible, I look over the portfolio and decide if there are any adjustments I’d like to make. As the portfolio currently stands, I’m looking to sell about 100 […]

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