Friday, December 21, 2018

Purchase and Sell December 5-20

To buy or sell

The market continues to be volatile in December. The down is at its lowest since early 2017. However, as a long term investor and dividend investor in particular it is time to buy at a discount. If you plan to buy an item you have covetect for awhile but the price was still expensive, wouldn't you buy it at a 20% discount? That is th ekind of mind set you need as a long term investor. It is time to buy at a discount during volatility in the market and not pay attention to market gyrations, that pundits tend to over enphasize or create fear amonst the general masses.

Are you buy or selling during the market volatility? Way back in early November I decided to trim the numbers of stocks I own at the time from 80 to 60. I began the journey with some turmoil and daily gyrations at the time. Some I sold turn out to be a good sell highsight 20/20. however, my intentions were not to sell due to market condictions. It was merely to lower the amount of stocks I am currently tracking due to other ventures that requires my attention.

Now lets see some of the activity that has taken place since December 5th in my account. without further ado... let us review the stocks sold first:

December 6, 2018
AGNC 18 shares @ $17.70 total $318.60

December 11, 2018
PAA 10 shares @ $22.32 total $223.25
PFE 3 shares @ $44.08 total $132.26

Decemeber 12, 2018
PCH 8 shares @ $35.18 total $281.45

Totol proceedes $955.56, was all put to work immediatelly on other stocks I wish to keep long term. It may come to a point where I could invision buying some of this stocks again. At the moment however, they do not fit in the fund.

Now let us look at the stocks I purchase or add more shares to:

Decemeber 6, 2018
DIS 3 shares @ $113.32 total $339.96

Decemebr 11, 2018
LEG 10 shares @ $37.64 total $376.40
MAIN 4 shares @ $37.42 total $149.68
December 12, 2018
IRM 14 shares @ $34.27 total $479.78

December 14, 2018
MAIN 6 shares @ $37.45 total $224.69

December 18, 2018
CB 2 shares @ $125.40 total $250.81

I Spend total of $1444.92 adding new shares and start a new position in Iron Mountain (IRM) they operate a highly durable business with consistent cash flow, it engages in the provision of storage and information management solutions. Its businesses operates in from its headquarters in boston to Asia pacific, Europe, Africa, Latin America and Western Europe. It has a range arrays of business serving customer worldwide and protecting their data and mission critical infrastruture.
IRM also just raised its dividend from $0.5875 to $0.611, that is an amazing 4% increase last quarter Ex-Dividend date was December 14, 2018.

What do you think of recent purchases and sale? Are you buying on this market condictions at a discount?

With the resent transactions I added $23.18 in forward yealry dividend, total yearly dividend is now at $1590.76.

What are you buying during the market volatility?

Thanks for visiting

Dividend Pursuit

Disclaimer: Long on all stocks listed, except for AGNC, PCH, PAA and PFE

Disclaimer: I’m not a licensed investment advisor and not an investment professional. This site is only meant for educational or entertainment purposes only. I’m not liable for any losses suffered as a result. Please consult with an investment or tax professional before investing any of your money. 


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dividend Raises 4th Quarter

4th Quarter Recent Dividend Raises 


As a dividend stock investor, this is the best news possible. When stocks you hold announce that they will be share even more of their wealth with the investors. I received six (6) such wonderful news and they all contribute to future growth on my FIRE fund. The most amazing thing is that I did not have to do any work. Most of the work was already done, when I took the initiative to buy the stocks.

Let us review recent raises:

Raise December-January


Disney -DIS raised its dividend by 4.8% from $0.84 to $0.88.
Legget Platt -LEG raised its dividend 5.6% from $0.36 to $0.38.
WP Carey -WPC raised its dividend .50% from $1.025 to $1.03.
Ventas -VTR raised its dividend 4.84% from $0.79 to $0.7925.
WD-40 WDFC also raised its dividend by a whopping 13%, wow...the dividend went from $0.54 to $0.61. Nice raises overall. With this raises my forward yearly dividend is now at $1567.58.

Did you received a similar raises? 

As a federal employee, I may not get a raise at work this year. However, my stocks are really showing me some love here with dividend increases that are keeping up with inflation. Inflation erodes the power of dollar on a yearly basis. That is why I am an investor, the dividend paying stocks I invest in raise their dividend yearly, when they don't or cut dividend I either sell or re-evaluate why I purchase it in the first place. I am on a path to sell some holdings just to make things simple, until I reach Financial Independence (FI) when I do I may repurchase some of them. I also Invest In real estate to generate some cash flow. 

How are you doing with your investment, are they generating more income for you passively?

Thanks for visiting 

Dividend Pursuit

Disclaimer: Long on all stocks listed

Disclaimer: I’m not a licensed investment advisor and not an investment professional. This site is only meant for educational or entertainment purposes only. I’m not liable for any losses suffered as a result. Please consult with an investment or tax professional before investing any of your money. 


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

November 2018 Lamdlord Report

November Landlord report


As of October 2018, I am separating income received from Stocks versus passive income received from rental property. This is a way to simplify my tracking of dividend received compare to my goal to reach FIRE. Although both will contribute to reaching that goal. I will also gear this post toward anything relate to being a landlord and how much time it takes and expenses and my overall experience dealing with tenants.


$65/hour managing this property


Let us review last month report as landlord. Again last month saw a positive cash flow as landlord. Property #1 has 4 units, 3 of the four paid on time for a total of $3700.00. The fourth (4th) unit we finally had a day in court after I execute the eviction process. I did made one mistake by not looking at the expiration date on the execution. So this cost me two weeks, I had to go back to court and to get another hearing and ask the judge for another execution. 

On November 13, 2018, I head back to court and the judge finally grant me an execution. I immediately had the sheriff serve the execution and schedule an eviction for the following Monday. The tenant finally moved out on November 15th. The tenant had already paid First and last and security deposit. Overall the court grant me the security deposit for late payments and last. This closed the tenant account still owing me $620.00 in past due account. I could go to small courts to get this final payment, but it would be a waste of my time at this point, better to move on.

Overall, I pocket security deposit for the month, so total income for the month equal $4700.00. 

Income  $4700.00

Expenses :
Mortgage -$2171.00 
Utilities -$263.17
Material for upgrades -$380.00

Total Expenses -$2814.17

Cash Flow $1885.83

Overall another solid month $1885.83. I spend a total of 29 hours last month managing this building, that is $65 an hour pay.  

The time spent here includes some updates needed for the unit for a turnaround before it is placed back in the market for rent. I still will need 3 to 4 more weeks before I can complete this project. As I will only dedicate 2 days out of my week , when I am not working on my full time job. 

Still a positive cash flow for the month. The proceeds are being put to work in the market, savings account for a new property and I am also tapping into the account to pay for my other expenses at the moment.

What is your excuses for not being a landlord? $65 a hour Job!

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Dividend Pursuit




Thursday, December 6, 2018

Recent Purchase November 17-December 4 2018

Recent Purchase November 17 - December 4 

The Market volatility continues to make headwinds. It seems this days that every expert and analysts has difference of opinion on how to proceed during the volatility. However, any long term investors need to stomach the pain that the market may bring on the downswing and be prepared to save cash for the down-market where opportunity will present it self to add more shares to moat stocks, that can be bought and hold for long term.

It has been awhile since I made an update on recent purchases. It is now that time to see where capital were deployed and how this impact the portfolio. The goal of sell stocks to minimize the number of stocks on the portfolio is still of goal of mine. I will continue to trim positions and deploy the funds to stocks I envision holding for long term (10- years or more). 

Also on my mind is the current situation with Robin Hood, clearing house. They switched last month from APEX to their own clearing house Robin Hood Financial. Last month my dividend payout did not paid on the date promise. There has been multiple back and forth with them to ratify this. I just was not expecting to do that after switching from Capital One Investing. However, I do like the fact the transactions are free. So will wait and see how things develop on that end.

However, during this period I did not sell any new stocks, but made four (4) small purchases to continue to grow my portfolio. Coming off a record month in dividend collected will surely add more fire to the burning desire to reach my milestone "FIRE" sooner rather than later. 

Now let us take a look at what I purchase without any further ado....Here is what I purchase last period:


November 20, 2018
ADM 3 shares @ $45.70 total $137.70

November 28, 2018
AGNC 6 shares @ $17.74 total $106.44



November 29, 2018
PFG 6 shares @ $49.70 total $298.20

December 4, 2018
QCOM 3 shares @ $57.79 total $173.37

The purchase brings my total forward yearly dividend to $1565.89, after adding $37.38, with this purchase. ADM purchase added $4.02, in forward yearly dividend. AGNC purchase adds $12.96, in forward yearly dividend. PFG purchase adds $12.96, in forward yearly dividend. QCOM purchase adds $7.44, in forward yearly dividend.

What do you think of recent purchase?
What are you planning or buying now?
Are you staying in the side lines or buying with the current market volatility?

Thanks for visiting

Dividend Pursuit

Disclaimer: Long on all stocks listed

Disclaimer: I’m not a licensed investment advisor and not an investment professional. This site is only meant for educational or entertainment purposes only. I’m not liable for any losses suffered as a result. Please consult with an investment or tax professional before investing any of your money. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

November dividend payout

November 2018 dividend payout


It is every investor favorite time of the month. Time to collect and count the dividend from previous month and either DRIP or re-invest the dividend with add new capital. I choose the latter as this give me a better option to deploy capital where the stock may be down and it also gives me a chance to average down on my initial purchase. Do you re- invest or redeploy the dividend to a new stock?

Now without further ado lets see who pay me last month. A total of 32 different companies share their wealth in form of dividend payout last month. Now let us recap who and what they paid.



CVS     $3.00
NWFL  $1.10
BMY    $0.80
T           $4.50
VZ       $9.04
TD       $1.53 
ABM   $1.05
HEP     $8.65
AGNC $2.16
BPL     $8.25
PAA    $3.00
CFG    $2.70
O         $2.21
OKE    $5.13
PG       $7.17
ABT     $1.40
CAT     $3.44
CINR   $5.10
CL       $3.36
PAYX  $5.60
WES    $9.65
OHI     $12.54
MAIN  $3.90
EPR     $3.24
ABBV  $12.48
HCP     $4.07
FAST    $4.00
DAL     $2.45
LTC      $1.90
SBUX   $4.68
PCH      $0.48
LND     $5.44
PBA      $0.19

Total $144.21

Wow....truly amazing that we able to invest and passively collect paycheck without lifting a finger in form of dividend payments that these wonderful companies decided to share their wealth. I think this is the highest dividend payout in a single month I have received ever.

How did you do last month?   Do you share some names here?

Last month I started to sell some stocks I no longer wish to hold, some which paid me dividend this month so they will not pay me in 3 months. I recently sold CINR, LND, NWFL and ABM. I still like the stocks however, it does not fit my portfolio most importantly the time it takes to track all of it.

Thanks for visiting 

Dividend Pursuit 

Disclaimer: Long on all stocks listed except for CINR, LND, NWFL and ABM


Disclaimer: I’m not a licensed investment advisor and not an investment professional. This site is only meant for educational or entertainment purposes only. I’m not liable for any losses suffered as a result. Please consult with an investment or tax professional before investing any of your money. 



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