Recent Stock Purchase IV – March 2016

I added positions in 5 companies in fourth week of March. Last week, I initiated a position in an ETF: S&P Metals and Mining (XME) as I do not own much of commodity or resources stocks and want to have some exposure to this beaten down sector. This sector looks quite promising and ready to take off in my opinion.

Below are the companies where I put my capital on towards my race for earning $3000 per month in 3000 days. Last month, I completed 300 days of my freedom race and it was nice to have crossed $600 in passive income as well for the first time. Without further ado:

1) Royal Dutch Shell, plc (RDS B): 5 positions at $48.62 on 3/24
2) Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN): 10 positions at $30.89 on 3/24
3) HCP, Inc. (HCP): 10 positions at $31.00 on 3/24
4) Verizon Com., Inc. (VZ): 10 positions at $53.30 on 3/24
5) Wells Fargo, Inc. (WFC): 5 positions at $48.07 on 3/24

Due to addition of new companies over last several weeks and a reduction in one company: Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (GMCR), total number stands at 77 companies in my portfolio. I think that 75-90 companies is a good number and provide a good diversification across all sectors of market.

I’m planning to add 10 new companies over next few weeks in my portfolio. I’ll put the names of the companies for all DGI bloggers to vote and the one getting most votes get the honor of being part of my dividend engine. If you like a company that you want included in coming contest, please mention in below comments, I’ll consider to include. Thanks for your suggestions and I value the opinion of DGI bloggers and investors.

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks except GMCR.

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Recent Stock Purchase III – March 2016

I initiated positions in 2 new companies: Cummins Inc (CMI), and CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) in third week of March. I plan to keep adding these dividend growth stocks to grow my passive dividend income to a point where all my expenses are covered by the passive income generated by them. I also initiated a position in an ETF: S&P Metals and Mining (XME) as I do not own much of commodity or resources stocks and want to have some exposure to this beaten down sector.

Below are the companies where I put my capital on towards my race for earning $3000 per month in 3000 days. Last month, I completed 300 days of my freedom race and it was nice to have crossed $600 in passive income as well for the first time. Without further ado:

1) Cummins Inc, (CMI): 5 positions at $106.25 on 3/14
2) CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP): 25 positions at $20.77 on 3/15
3) S&P Metals and Mining (XME): 50 positions at $21.33 on 3/18

JAB holding completed the acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (GMCR) in Mar and as a result I got paid at $91.00/share while my cost/share was close to $45.00; a nice capital appreciation, though, hate to let it go away, as I wanted to have some caffeine in my portfolio 🙂  Due to addition of new companies over last several weeks and a reduction in one company, total number was 77 wonderful companies/etfs in my portfolio. I think that 75-90 companies is a good number to ultimately shoot for, what do you think?

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks.

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Recent Stock Purchase II – March 2016

I added positions in 3 existing companies in second week of March. I plan to keep adding these dividend growth stocks to grow my passive dividend income to a point where all my expenses are covered by the passive income generated by them.

Below are the companies where I put my capital on towards my race for earning $3000 per month in 3000 days. Last month, I completed 300 days of my freedom race and it was great to have crossed $600 in passive income as well for the first time. Without further ado:

1) Proctor & Gamble (PG): 5 positions at $82.00 on 3/3/10
2) Ventas Inc. (VTR): 10 positions at $57.50 on 3/10
3) W.P. Carey Inc. (WPC): 10 positions at $59.37 on 3/08

Due to addition of new companies over last several weeks, total number went up to round figure of 75 wonderful companies in my portfolio.

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks.

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Recent Stock Purchase I – March 2016

I initiated a new position in Boeing Company (BA) and added positions in 5 existing companies in first week of March. I plan to keep adding these dividend growth stocks to grow my passive dividend income to a point where all my expenses are covered by the passive income generated by them.

Below are the companies where I put my capital on towards my race for earning $3000 per month in 3000 days. Last month, I completed 300 days of my freedom race and it was great to have crossed $600 in passive income as well for the first time :) Without further ado:

1) Boeing Company (BA): 5 positions at $119.63 on 3/02
2) Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD): 5 positions at $112.11 on 3/01
3) Freeport-McMoran Inc. (FCX): 100 positions at $8.64 on 3/03
4) National Health Investors Inc. (NHI): 5 positions at $63.20 on 3/01
5) Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD): 15 positions at $18.10 on 3/02
6) WP Carey Inc. (WPC): 5 positions at $56.97 on 3/01

Last year, I trimmed positions in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) and ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) for tax-harvesting purpose, however, I’ll add them this yearAs a result of addition of new companies over last several weeks, total number went up to round figure of 75 wonderful companies in my portfolio.

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks.

Thanks for reading.

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