Saturday, September 30, 2017

September 2017 : Portfolio update


My forward dividends reached $602.06, this a 10.93% increase from last month (August 2017). I am slowly inching my way towards my goal of $750 in forward dividends. I expect to be there in about 3-4 months. Would be nice if I could reach it before end of 2017.

My overall portfolio grew by 10.40%. 8.91% of this growth came through infusion of new capital (inorganic growth). 1.49% of the growth came through change in stock market value(organic growth). I continue to increase my value stocks position, as of now value stocks are 12.29% of my portfolio. S&P 500 ETF (VOO) is still a major chunk of my portfolio at 43.54%.

Average expense ratio is still 0.12%.








3 Stocks that increased dividend (Sep 25 - Sep 29 )


One way to identify dividend growth stocks is to look for dividend increases. Companies that pay rising dividends are likely to be financially healthy and generate consistent cash flow. Here is a list of 3 companies that increased dividends last week.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) | 11.94% dividend increase


About Honeywell:
Honeywell International Inc. is a technology and manufacturing company. The Company operates through four segments: Aerospace, Home and Building Technologies, Performance Materials and Technologies, and Safety and Productivity Solutions. The Company's Aerospace segment supplies products, software and services for aircraft and vehicles that it sells to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers. The Home and Building Technologies segment provides products, software, solutions and technologies that help owners of homes stay connected and in control of their comfort, security and energy use. The Performance Materials and Technologies segment is engaged in developing and manufacturing materials, process technologies and automation solutions. The Safety and Productivity Solutions segment is engaged in providing products, software and connected solutions to customers that manage productivity, workplace safety and asset performance.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) | 9.89% increase in dividend

Lockheed Martin Corporation is a security and aerospace company. The Company operates through four segments. Aeronautics segment is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, sustainment, support and upgrade of military aircraft, including combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles and related technologies. Missiles and Fire Control segment provides air and missile defense systems; fire control systems; manned and unmanned ground vehicles, and energy management solutions. Rotary and Mission Systems segment provides design, manufacture, service and support for a range of military and civil helicopters; mission systems and sensors for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; simulation and training services, and unmanned systems and technologies, among others. Space Systems segment is engaged in the research and development, design, engineering and production of satellites, strategic and defensive missile systems and space transportation systems.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

American Express (NYSE:AXP) | 9.37% increase in dividend


American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a global services company. The Company's principal products and services are charge and credit card products, and travel-related services, which are offered to consumers and businesses around the world. Its segments include the U.S. Consumer Services (USCS), International Consumer and Network Services (ICNS), Global Commercial Services (GCS) and Global Merchant Services (GMS). The USCS includes the U.S. Consumer Card Services business and consumer travel services in the United States. The ICNS includes the International Consumer Card Services business, Global Network Services business and consumer travel services outside the United States. The GCS includes the Global Corporate Payments business, small business services businesses in the United States and internationally, financing products and foreign exchange services operations. The GMS includes the Global Merchant Services business and global loyalty coalition businesses.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP)


Roper Technologies, Inc. is a technology company. The Company operates businesses that design and develop software and engineered products and solutions for various end markets, including healthcare, transportation, commercial construction, food, energy, water, education and academic research. The Company operates in four segments: Medical & Scientific Imaging, which offers products and software in medical applications, and digital imaging products; RF Technology, which provides radio frequency identification (RFID) communication technology and software solutions; Industrial Technology, which produces fluid handling pumps, materials analysis equipment and consumables, leak testing equipment, flow measurement and metering equipment, and Energy Systems & Controls, which produces control systems, fluid properties testing equipment, industrial valves and controls, vibration sensors and controls, and non-destructive inspection and measurement products and solutions.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

6 Stocks that increased dividend (week 38)


One way to identify dividend growth stocks is to look for dividend increases. Companies that pay rising dividends are likely to be financially healthy and generate consistent cash flow. Here is a list of 6 companies that increased dividends last week.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 Q3 Dividend update


It's September, summer is coming to an end. Time for my quarterly dividend update. For the past 3 months I have been happily following the dividend updates from my fellow bloggers. Seems like it took forever for vanguard to payout dividends.Typically Q2 and Q4 are best for vanguard mutual funds. Q1 and Q3 are reasonable.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Equifax data breach


I want to add a quick post on the latest Equifax data leaks. It seems like this data breach affected about 50% of the Americans. The information stolen included social security number, address, date of birth and driver license. This information is sufficient to to forge any person (to open credit cards, bank accounts ... you name it). Indeed this is a very serious breach.

Friday, September 1, 2017

August 2017 : Portfolio update

First thing first, mission accomplished. One of my goals for this year was to achieve $500.0 in forward dividends. In fact that has been my goal for the past 2+years. Finally, I have reached it.