Recent Stock Purchase IV – May 2016

I added positions in 3 new companies: Dow Chemicals Co. (DOW), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) and Occidental Petro. Corp (OXY) and 2 existing companies in fourth week of May. I plan to keep adding these dividend growth stocks to improve 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 360 days of my freedom race and it was nice to have crossed $700 in passive income for the 2nd time. Without further ado:

1) Dow Chemicals Co. (DOW): 5 positions at $52.09 on 5/27
2) Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST): 30 positions at $15.41 on 5/27
3) Occidental Petro. Corp (OXY): 5 positions at $75.96 on 5/27
4) Royal Bank of Canda (RY): 5 positions at $61.42 on 5/27
5) Target Corp. (TGT): 5 positions at $69.63 on 5/26

Due to addition of new companies over last several weeks, total number went up to 92 wonderful companies in my portfolio. Following companies are in my watch-list over coming weeks and months: Medtronic plc (MDT)Becton, Dickenson and Co. (BDX), Sysco Corp. (SYY), Modelez Intl., Inc. (MDLZ) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM).

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks except MDT, BDX, SYY, MDLZ, WFM.

What do you think about these recent buys?

Recent Stock Purchase III – May 2016

I added positions in 3 existing companies in third week of May. I plan to keep adding these dividend growth stocks to improve 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 360 days of my freedom race and it was nice to have crossed $700 in passive income for the 2nd time. Without further ado:

1) Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT): 10 positions at $21.25 on 5/18
2) EPR Properties (EPR): 5 positions at $70.00 on 5/17
3) W.P. Carey Inc. (WPC): 5 positions at $62.00 on 5/18

Due to addition of new companies over last several weeks, total number went up to 89 wonderful companies in my portfolio. Following companies are my in watch-list over coming weeks and months: Dow Chemicals Co. (DOW), Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) and Occidental Petro. Corp (OXY).

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks except DOW, HST, OXY.

Like any of these buys or own them?

Recent Stock Purchase II – May 2016

I added positions in 5 existing companies in second week of May. I’d added positions in an ETF few months back: 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 360 days of my freedom race and it was nice to have crossed $700 in passive income for the 2nd time. Without further ado:

1) Bank of Nova-Scotia (BNS): 5 positions at $48.29 on 5/11
2) BCE, Inc. (BCE): 5 positions at $46.18 on 5/13
3) Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT): 10 positions at $26.00 on 5/13
4) Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): 10 positions at 43.30 on 5/13
5) W.P. Carey, Inc. (WPC): 10 positions at $63.22 on 5/13

Due to addition of new companies over last several months, total number went up to 89 in my portfolio. I’m watching Telurus Corp (TU) for adding in my portfolio, love to hear views of the DGI bloggers. If you like another company, fire it up in below comments. Thank you for your suggestion.

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks except TU.

Are you considering to buy above companies or any other company in your watch list?

Recent Stock Purchase I – May 2016

I added positions in 3 existing companies in first week of May. I’d added positions in an ETF few months back: 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 360 days of my freedom race and it was nice to have crossed $700 in passive income for the 2nd time. Without further ado:

1) BHP Billiton, plc (BBL): 10 positions at $24.70 on 5/04
2) BCE, Inc. (BCE): 5 positions at $45.57 on 5/04
3) Ventas Corp (VTR): 5 positions at $64.75 on 5/04

Due to addition of new companies over last several months, total number went up to 89 in my portfolio. I’m watching following companies for adding in my portfolio, love to hear views of the DGI bloggers. If you like another company, please mention in below comments. Thank you for your opinions & suggestions.

1) Dow Chemical Co. (DOW)
2) Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY)
3) Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks except DOW, OXY, HST.

Are you considering to buy above companies or any other company in your watch list?

Dividend Income Update – April 2016

I’ve completed 360 days of freedom race and it has been awesome with the great support of DGI bloggers. I’m truly blessed to be posting it from the country where Statue of Liberty stands. It stands for freedom and I hope to achieve my own financial freedom in 3000 days when I complete my race.

Wow. I crossed a milestone figure of $750 in passive income for second time this year. I’m super excited to write about my passive dividend checks that I received in month of April. They are now pouring into my account without doing any work. So far, I’ve got 89 fantastic companies in my growing Portfolio

I hope that this passive income report provides inspiration to all the readers out there that even when you are starting out fresh, you can still do it. Although, it is a long race: slow and steady, we can win it on our terms and time. Without further ado, here are dividends received:

Baxter Intl. Inc. (BAX) : $1.15
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): $28.49
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS): $2.65
General Electric (GE): $11.50
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK): $153.32
The Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC): $8.63
Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN): $30.60
Altria Group, Inc. (MO): $62.15
Merk & Co. Inc. (MRK): $9.20
Realty Income Corp. (O): $19.90
Phillip Morris Intl., Inc. (PM): $127.50
PennantPark Investment (PNNT): $42.00
Reynolds American Inc. (RAI): $25.20
STAG Industrials, Inc. (STAG): $14.48
Starwood Property Trust, Inc.(STWD): $76.80
U.S. Bancorp (USB): $6.38
W.P. Carey, Inc. (WPC): $146.13

Total passive dividend income for April: $766.08. Note: normally, JPM and TD dividends show up on April 30th but this quarter, it was received on May 2nd due to weekend. I’ve adjusted the amount for this month and will report it in May.

Instead of getting a single salary once a month, I got paid by above companies throughout the month, simply by owning a tiny sliver of a slice. Imagine that there are thousands of people hired by those companies and that they are working for you, rather than, you working for them. This feeling of achieving financial freedom over 3000 days, is what drives me to keep racing and I’m sure readers alike!

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks.

How did your passive dividend income come along in April?