Thursday, November 26, 2015

Recent Buy

On November 23, 2015 I bought 1.2648 shares of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) at $117.79.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Recent Buy

On November 13, 2015 I initiated a position of 5 shares in Target Corporation (TGT) at $72.69. With a current dividend rate on their second payment at $0.56/share this will add $11.20 to my annual dividend total all else being equal.

I finally added Target to my portfolio after wanting to when it fell down lower than where Walmart is due to the security breach, but never found the chance to. Happy to be on board with both of these retailers now.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Twitter Account

A quick note here:

For those who are not aware I have created a Twitter account to attach with this blog.

If I have missed you or you are interested in following my Twitter posts on dividend stocks feel free to add me and say hello at @DividendSWAN

Thank you for reading and all of your ideas shared within our blogging community.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

October 2015 Dividend Update

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It is already in November now and the portfolio continues to perform well in terms of dividends and capital appreciation. Of course my main focus is how much income I received in October in the form of dividends. October was as expected a decent month in terms of dividends. School is moving along quickly as I am in my hardest semester taking my capstone and financial modeling which are probably the 2 toughest classes my program has to offer. Here is the dividends I received for October:


On November 5, 2015 I purchased 10 shares of The Buckle, Inc.(BKE) for $35.32. I have been following the company and watching the price decline for a couple months and am attracted to  not only the quarterly dividend that is not a big yield at all, but the special cash dividend that has been paid in varying amounts 7 out of the last 8 years. The company is still opening new stores and has no long term debt along with a strong balance sheet.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Recent Buy

On October 30, 2015 I initiated a position of 10 shares of Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) for $27.38. I have followed the company for a long time and remember when they merged KMP together and eliminated K-1's while I was on vacation a couple years ago. I just missed the Ex-Dividend date unfortunately. The price continues to get cheaper with the oil prices depressed. They are one of the largest if not the largest pipeline in the country and founder/CEO Richard Kinder has $7B invested in the company himself. While there is risk in everything it is another small position for me to boost my income once I start receiving dividends next year from them. They may have to slow down the dividend growth or stall it if things remain depressed.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

101 Dividend Investing Tips from the Experts

Ever wondered how to get started in Dividend Investing. I recently was given the opportunity to contribute to this wonderful article on dividend investing alongside many experts. Although, between 49 of us we came up with over 300 different tips here were the top 101 chosen to be featured in this article. I hope many people are able to share and enjoy these. They have worked well for many of us!