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 in the Antarctic peninsula in an area known as iceberg alley.
Dividend Income Portfolio
$900 of Ventas Inc (VTR) - I previosly only owned one share of Ventas, but this will increase my share count to 15. This will increase my annual dividend income by $40.60.
$300 of Bunge LTD (BG) - This is my first purchase in Bunge and it will add $5.44 to my annual dividend income
$180 of IBM (IBM) - This is my first purchase in IBM and it will add $4.40 to my annual dividend income
$150 of Cameco (CCJ) - I didn't purchase CCJ for its dividend income but it does come with a 2% yield. It will add $2.95 to my annual dividend income. I am a big believe in uranium and CCJ is a core holding. Other favorites are DNN and FCU.v of which I am both long.
$100 of Target Corp (TGT)
$25 of Hasbro (HAS)
wrote 3 NGD November 22, 2014 $7 Calls
$580 of Altius Minerals Corp (ATUSF) - Altius is focused on the mining and resources sector through prospect generation and the creation and acquisition of royalties. I have owned Altius in the past but this has been my first purchase in a while. The management is top-notch, so I felt inclined to take a position again now that I believe the commodities bull market just resumed.
If you wish to view all my completed trades, you can find them located here.
250 shares of AKG for a total gain of 22%. Held position only a couple weeks and because of the large move I took profits. I still expect AKG to move higher in the months ahead. Still hold 4500 shares.
1 share of DVN. This reduced my dividend income by .88 cents. Overall gain was 32%.
56 shares of SAND. Sold half my position because the stock was up 40% in 2 weeks. My overall gain was 26%
10 shares of SAND. Sold half my position because the stock was up 40% in 2 weeks. My overall gain was 20%
10 shares of GDXJ. Sold half my position. My overall gain was 20%
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.