Recent Stock Purchase II – August 2015

Holy cow! I thought July was a crazy month, it appears that August is turning out to be bigger, folks! 🙂 I made several purchases very first week of August. Market was moody last week and there were many great offers. I was lucky to snag Shake Shack (SHAK) at a great price: $65.00 and Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (GMCR) that dropped in price: $53.00. I invested 4,381.45 during last 3 days of Aug, 5-7th. I plan to use these Dividend Growth Investing stocks to fuel my passive dividend income in the coming weeks and months. My portfolio is here: Freedom Race Portfolio.

Below are the companies that I put my capital on towards my race for earning $3000 per month in 3000 days. Last month, I completed 90 days of race, what a zapping race it has been, so far.

1) Abbott Laboratories (ABT): 10 positions at $50.00 on 8/07: $500.00
2) BHP Billiton plc (BBL): 10 positions at $36.26 on 8/06: $362.60
3) Emerson Electric Co. (EMR): 5 positions at $49.77 on 8/06: $248.85
4) Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (GMCR): 10 positions at $53.00 on 8/06: $530.00
5) Main Street Capital (MAIN): 10 positions at $30.00 on 8/05: $300.00
6) Realty Income Corp. (O): 10 positions at 48.00 on 8/05: $480.00
7) Phillip Morris Intl., Inc. (PM): 5 positions at $85.00 on 8/07: $425.00
8) Shake Shack (SHAK): 5 positions at $65.00 on 8/06: $325.00
9) W.P. Carey (WPC): 20 positions at $60.50 on 8/05: $1210.00

It was quite a shopping first week of Aug. and my cart is getting filled to the brim, however, my capital is getting thin now. Market indeed pushed me harder to run my race. It will help me to catch up towards my goal. Now, I’ve 46 wonderful companies in my portfolio and my initial goal is to own close to 50 companies so that I’m fully diversified across various sectors and not putting all eggs in one.

I’m excited to report that my portfolio crossed half of 6-figures: $50,000.00+ that is an achievement for myself as well as inspiration for the readers, especially, when I started my race barely 100 days ago. It is possible to achieve FI if you strive for it and keep working on it: slow and steady wins the race!

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks.

Thanks for reading.

Did you purchase any of the above companies.

6 thoughts on “Recent Stock Purchase II – August 2015

    • Hi Tawcan,

      Yea. I guess its summer effect 🙂 I’m working hard to add some marquee names in my portfolio. Appreciate liking the companies and it is great to get confirmation from DGI community.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  1. Man you are going crazy with your buys! And hitting the 50k invested mark in such little time… that’s awesome! You added some great names with this purchase. I own quite a few of these names. Nice work!

    • Hi Adam,

      Yeah! I wanted to bootstrap my portfolio in the beginning however, buys will moderate, as capital becomes thinner. However, I need to load my ammo if market tanks 🙂

      Appreciate very much liking the buys and I’m sure we will be happy to own some of those companies.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Nice work. You have been busy and I like it. A rolling stone gathers no moss! Keep buying and diversifying. As or Shake Shack, I have not evaluated the stock but I have evaluated the food, maybe a few times too many 🙂 Keep it up.

  3. Hi DD,

    Appreciated much liking my buys! True that, a rolling stone gathers no moss but a rolling dividend snowball keeps gathering more snow 🙂 I would like to diversify across sectors and initial target is ~50 companies. Interesting comment about food: definitely, food, beverages, and consumer companies are good places to bet your horse.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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