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February 2014 Dividends

Only two of my stocks, Apple (AAPL) and Kinder Morgan (KMI) pay their dividend in February. AAPL recently paid $88.97 and KMI paid $55.73, bringing the total for the month of February to $144.70. This is a huge increase from the payouts of $47.89, $44.67, and $0 in 2013, 2012,...

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What If I Invested $1000 20-Years Ago?

On this post I’ll pretend that exactly 20 years ago I invested $1000 into each of 17 stocks that are currently in my portfolio. I did not sell and reinvested all the dividends. Data will be calculated from Longrundata.com’s Dividend Reinvestment Calculator. The start date is October 25, 1993 and...

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Purchase of GE, MCD, and O

Today I purchased three additional equities, bringing my total number of positions up to 14. My entire portfolio can be found here. My first purchase was General Electric (GE). I had originally owned GE back in 2004 and, up until 12/2011, had been contributing a little bit monthly via a...

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Dollar-Cost Averaging (DCA)

The question that everyone is asking is “Does it really work?” The idea behind dollar-cost averaging makes sense: buy more shares when the price is cheap and less when the price is high with the hope of lowering your average cost per share. This is compared to the idea behind...

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Dividend Reinvestment and Growth Spreadsheet

The DCA spreadsheet is based off the template available here: The DRiP Investing Resource Center – Tools Dividend Reinvestment and Growth Calculator This template gives you the ability to project anticipated value of a stock over a 30 year period if dividends are reinvested and allows for factoring in additional...