Monday, May 7, 2018

Warren Buffet On Timing The Markets

I was watching a portion of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting this weekend and I thought I would share.

Warren Buffett doesn't try to time the stock market, although he does have entry points and price levels appropriate for individual shares. A majority of investors, however, do just the opposite, something that financial planners have always been warning them to avoid, and thus lose their hard-earned money in the process.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

April 2018 Dividend Income

Hey everyone. It's past time for my April dividend update! In April I earned $533.96 which is a bit higher than normal because of some stock that slipped into April. Also in April I purchased another 43 shares of PPL and I actually just purchased another round this week. PPL shares have slid recently and even after a strong earnings report this week it suffered a bit (were seeing a lot of that in the markets). I think were close to a bottom here so I thought it was a good chance to average down a bit. I'm just about break even now for that position.

I made one purchase in April and had no sales.

April Stock Purchases
  • PPL Corp (PPL) - 43 Shares @ $27.95 - $1208.99
April Dividend Income
  • Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV) - $3.69
  • Walmart  (WMT) - $45.24
  • Pepsi (PEP) - $42.67
  • New Jersey Resources (NJR) -  $97.01
  • Coke (KO) - $23.79
  • PPL Corp (PPL) - $20.50
  • Travelers (TRV) - $8.64
  • Universal Health Trust (UHT) - $33.25
  • Powershares Muni Bond ETF (PZA) - $17.05
  • Phillip Morris (PM) - $14.98
  • Realty Income (O) - $8.50
  • Altria (MO) - $81.37
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) - $50.18
  • Cisco (CSCO) - $46.53
  • Sysco (SYY) - $23.76
  • Annaly Capital (NLY) - $16.80

Total Dividends April 2018: - $533.96
In the chart below you can see my dividend growth. Lets keep that moving average going up!