To add some variety to the website, I am going to start providing images from some of the amazing trips I have experienced over the years. The following photograph was taken at Arches National Park, Utah in 2007.
Dividend Income Portfolio (Total increase in income = $78.62)
$250 of Ross Stores (ROST) - This will add $3.20 to my annual dividend income.
$500 of Ensco (ESV) - This will add $30 to my annual dividend income.
$500 of Transocean (RIG) - This will add $36 to my annual dividend income.
$300 of Deere & Co (DE) - This will add $7.2 to my annual dividend income.
$50 of McDonald's (MCD) - This will add $1.69 to my annual dividend income.
$25 of YUM Brands (YUM) - This will add $.53 to my annual dividend income.
$900 of Mag Silver (MVG)
$500 of Corn Fund ETF (CORN)
If you wish to view all my completed trades, you can find them located here.
5 shares FDO for a total gain of 25%. - I sold Family Dollar because Dollar Tree does not pay a dividend, so I reinvested the money elsewhere.
2 shares of CHL for a total gain of 23%.
100 shares of SCPZF for a total gain of 35% - The only reason I sold this was that I wanted to buy more ESV on the dip. SCPZF was at overbought weekly highs and I decided to take my profits.
1 share of COST for a total gain of 5% - The main reason I sold this was that I wanted to concentrate my holding to my 401k
.6775 shares of NKE
My intent is to hold companies for many months and even for many years. But with that said, if I see something in the charts or receive a large gain after owning the stock for a short period of time, I will sell my position and take profits.
Also, because the general market is up 30%+ over the last year I continue to be cautious when adding to my dividend portfolio and reducing some positions on rally's. Many of the companies I am interested in buying are at all time highs. I generally want to see a several week to several month decline before considering adding to a position. Overall I continue to be overweight in my Commodities Portfolio and use most of my available funds to purchase in this sector. In all accounts except my 401k I get FREE Trades. This is why I can purchase only a couple shares at a time without exposing myself to a high commission percentage.