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My Favorite Investing Websites

Update: Please also visit our Blogroll for even more investing sites. I love the research tools within Schwab and use those frequently, but the ones below are also excellent and free for anyone to use. Dividata.com – focused on dividend paying stocks. Free dividend analysis and detailed dividend history for...

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Recent Purchase of BMS and TGT

Today I sold shares of SCHA (Schwab’s Small Cap ETF). It was one of the first ones that I started buying since getting a paying job. And, it has performed incredibly. I sold my remaining 79.3063 shares for a capital gain of $1,192 on a cost basis of $2773. (I...

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Recent Purchase of BAX and BP

It’s been hard to find good value in stocks with markets near all time highs. While valuation does matter, I feel it is more a matter of the quality of a company than its current price. I’m not buying these companies for their performance over the next year or two,...

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Sale of Realty Income

I initially bought Realty Income back in July 2013 for $45 per share. I ended up selling all my shares today, taking a moderate capital loss. I will definitely be buying Realty Income again, hopefully, at similar depressed prices. Future purchases will end up in my Roth IRA account because...

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September 2013 Dividends

September 2013 Dividends Received Aflac, Inc. (AFL) – $20.43 Avista Corp (AVA) – $44.41 Chevron Corporation (CVX) – $25.20 Harris Corp (HRS) – $20.31 McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) – $23.10 Realty Income Corp (O) – $12.22 Schwab US Small Cap ETF (SCHA) – $11.78 Visa Inc. (V) – $4.95 Wells Fargo...

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Sept 2013 MCD Dividend Increase

McDonalds (MCD) recently increased its quarterly cash dividend to $0.81 per share ($3.24 annualized) payable on December 16, 2013 to shareholders on record as of December 2, 2013. While this is only a 5.2% increase compared with MCD’s 14.4% and 11.1% 5-year and (prior) 1-year dividend growth rates, respectively, it...

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New Healthcare Position and Purchase of More Coca-Cola

I wanted to tell you guys about a couple of changes to my investing account. You can follow my entire portfolio here: Investing Portfolio. First off, I sold my remaining 69.2905 shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) at $42.05. I originally bought this at around $27 for the purpose of...

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Increase in HRS Dividend 2013

Harris Corporation (HRS) has just authorized an increase in its quarterly cash dividend by 13.5% from $0.37 per share to $0.42. It has also approved a new $1B share repurchase. My anticipated annual dividends has increased from $71.56 to $81.23 on this news. I will also continue reinvesting each set...

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Purchase of KO

Coca-Cola was the first stock that I bought back in 1996. I held onto it until I needed the money to pay for my education. Really wish I would have continued to hold onto it because the amount of dividends coming in (and capital gain) would have been huge after...

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July/August Dividends

July 2013 Dividends Received Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) – $17.51 August 2013 Dividends Received Apple Inc (AAPL) – $20.30 Bristol-Myers Squid Co (BMY) – $24.06 Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) – $53.18 Realty Income Corp (O) – $12.16 Total dividends received during the month of July: $17.51. While still a small...