Tagged: kmi


2014 Mid-Year Review

Wow! I can’t believe that 6 months have already passed. The time sure does fly. In this post I want to look back at my 2014 Goals and gauge how I’m doing so far. Goals for 2014: 1) Max Roth IRA ($5,500) as soon as possible Passed. While I didn’t...


Additional Purchases for Roth IRA: TGT and KMI

Today I maxed out the annual contribution limit for my Roth IRA. I typically like to max out the Roth IRA as soon as possible (usually by February), but I decided to wait until later this year so that I would have more cash available for options trading. I divided...


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,...


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


Recent Dividend Increases Q4 2013

Here’s a list of some recent dividend increases: Aflac (AFL) raised annual dividend per share from $1.40 to $1.48, increasing annual dividend from $82.19 to $86.89. Dividend CAGR: 5.71% BP raised annual dividend per share from $2.16 to $2.28, increasing annual dividend from $108 to $114. Dividend CAGR: 5.56% Kinder-Morgan...


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...


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,...


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...


Q2 2013 KMI Dividend Increase

Kinder Morgan (KMI) recently increased its quarterly cash dividend to $0.40 per share ($1.60 annualized) payable on Aug. 15, 2013, to shareholders of record as of July 31, 2013. This is an increase in 5.5% from the prior dividend of $0.38/share. This will increase my annual dividend from $202.07 to...