Tagged: aapl


May 2014 Dividends/ Option Income

Only three of my companies paid out this May, bringing in a total of $163.41. This is an improvement of 83% over what I received in 2013. The majority of this increase was due to substantially increasing my stake in Apple as well dividend increases by both AAPL and KMI....


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,...


A Reason To Be A Long-Term Investor

There are many strategies when it comes to investing or trading. (This list, of course, isn’t all inclusive but just a few different strategies.) One way is to be very actively involved and buy/sell frequently based on rumors or facts or analysts upgrades or downgrades. Another is to buy and...


Would you sell AAPL?

In April 2013 I purchased 9 shares of Apple at $401.76 per share. I thought they were cheap then and continue to feel that way now. At the time, I was earning a yield of 2.62% and making $95.40 in dividends per year. I still consider Apple a growth stock…the...


IPO Investing

As my first post for the Two Investing blog, I thought that I would comment on my recent experiences with Initial Public Offering (IPO) investing. Scott and I first looked into investing in an IPO back in 2004 when Google (GOOG) had a Dutch auction for the allocation of its...


November 2013 Dividends

November 2013 Dividends Received Apple Inc (AAPL) – $27.81 Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) – $55.09 Total dividends received during the month of November: $82.90 In 2012 I received $0 in the month of November, while in 2011 I received $42.90 from BMY. Full Disclosure: Long AAPL and KMI


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...


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...


Will I get to my $1000 goal?

As of today, I am 38.4% towards my goal of $1000 of passive income (dividends) for the year 2013. Back in the year 2011 I received $379. In 2012 I increased that 71% up to $649. In 2013, I’m hoping for slightly more than a 50% increase. The current problem...


May 2013 Dividends

May 2013 Dividends Received Apple, Inc. (AAPL) – $27.45 Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) – $23.85 Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) – $38.00 Total dividends received during the month of May: $89.30 This is 97.8% improvement upon the $45.14 in dividends I received in May 2012. However, this is difficult to directly...