It has taken me a while to get this posted but.. in addition to the dividends posted last time, the following dividends arrived before the end of the month.
National Oilwell Varco Inc. Co $46.00
Ventas Inc. Common Stock $109.50
Union Pacific Corporation $55.00
In total, dividends paid for September equaled $871.62, a 34.3% increase over last year’s September total of $648.98. And it was so much easier than owning a rental like I used to own. It paid about the same but with a lot more hassle.
There were some trades made recently. Caterpillar was sold to make way for some new purchases. Also, I unloaded my 50 shares of Wal-Mart at an opportune time allowing me to sell my shares for $63.78 just before the big swoon Wal-Mart experienced last week. Call it dumb luck. Added were shares in Financial Institutions Inc. at $24.85 per share ONEOK Inc. at $38.70 per share and AbbVie Inc. at $56.25 per share. I’m normally not this active on trades but the recent pullback was too tempting not to do some purchasing. Details (# of shares, etc.) can be seen under the PORTFOLIO menu choice at the top of the screen. These new purchases add $379 to the portfolio’s yearly income which now stands at an estimated $9,511 per year.
The additional purchases has put the portfolio’s net cash position in the hole by $4998.10. New money will be added or additional sales made to bring that figure back to zero so that overall return calculations are not impacted. Money will be transferred from the High Yield Enhancers Portfolio cash balance.
My what a different a few weeks makes. The Million Dollar Portfolio is back in the black by 10.2% with a current value of $236,936 as I type this.