Portfolio news – August 2016 additions

A bit late as I an busy taking more time off and balancing my energy, more on that in another post. The addition of August.

Only one addition this month, and yet again a extension of an existing position, namely Microsoft. It was a position that was not in line with the rest of the portfolio so it had to be adjusted. Most of the tech positions in the portfolio are performing well and I think Microsoft has more potential on the upside. The company is producing good results and while this may not be the best way to take investment decisions I love windows 10, it’s an excellent OS , fast and stable. And a lot of people agree. Also their development tools are great and they are doing a lot in the way of education and making people familiar with the software.

I think this can only get better, more and more people getting involved in tech will make for more innovations. Hopefully not only in just another app but also in research and other tech fields where you are bound to need software. All in all I am positive about Microsoft. Next month , well this month in the coming week I will get a brand new position. For the September addition.

August 2016 – Dividend

Dividends again, always a good thing. As always the markets are moody as ever and nobody knows how long this ridiculous policy of low interest and buying huge amounts of bonds will go on. It has led to inflated markets and in the Netherlands , the old crazy pre credit crisis housing madness is back once again. This time with even lower rates. More debt at lower cost is still debt.

People don’t seem to mind and are paying large amounts of money for housing again. But more on that later, back to the dividends. It has been a slow month and I am looking for good ways to even out the monthly income from my portfolio. I am looking into various ways to do this. Maybe incorporate a bit more option strategies during the month. I now sell some for extra revenue. Which works great , so I am looking into ways to extend this.

Well, without further delays and small talk the August dividend result.

9-8-2016 Dividend (NSI) EUR 13,00
4-8-2016 Dividend (AMSTERDAM COMMOD.) EUR 5,60
15-8-2016 Dividend (Product: ONEOK INC. COMMON STO) EUR 5,23
11-8-2016 Dividend (Product: APPLE INC. – COMMON ST) EUR 4,85
16-8-2016 Dividend (Product: ONEOK INC. COMMON STO) EUR 4,63
12-8-2016 Dividend (Product: APPLE INC. – COMMON ST) EUR 4,34

Total EUR 37,65

July 2016 – Dividend

Another month gone and it’s time for the dividends, Ahold had a special dividend of 1,20 Euro per share due to the reverse split. This was because of the merger with the Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize. A bit of a slow month dividend wise. Keep you all posted on the progress.

01 July 2016 COCA-COLA COMPANY EUR 4,01
02 July 2016 WHOLE FOODS MARKET EUR 1,03
06 July 2016 UNIBAIL-RODAMCO EUR 4,85
15 July 2016 W.P. CAREY INC. REIT EUR 7,48
21 July 2016 AHOLD EUR 12,14
27 July 2016 CISCO SYSTEMS INC. EUR 5,56


Portfolio news – June 2016 additions

June has seen 2 additions to existing positions. First I added to the position of K+S AG , simply to balance the position in line with the rest of the portfolio. It is still a very solid investment in my opinion. Second I added to my position General Electric , pretty much for the same reasons as my initial purchase. Solid earnings, good dividend and a back to basics strategy.

For the most part I am happy with my portfolio at the moment. In the coming months I will add new company’s to the portfolio the last months were pretty much about balancing things out and buying at lower share prices. Which is always good.

May 2016 – Dividend

Another month has passed and its time again for the dividends. A nice month.
I will be reinvesting all dividend’s, and hopefully this will lead to more growth in the portfolio.

Dividends without the tax:

4-mei Dividend (AHOLD KON) EUR 5,20
12-mei Dividend (NSI) EUR 14,00
12-mei Dividend (K+S AG NA O.N) EUR 28,75
12-mei Dividend (APPLE INC. – COMMON ST) USD 5,04
13-mei Dividend (ADIDAS AG NA O.N) EUR 8,00
13-mei Dividend (ONEOK INC. COMMON STO) USD 5,44
20-mei Dividend (Product: ACCELL GROUP) EUR 7,20

Total EUR 73,63

Portfolio news – April 2016 additions

Another month and a few new additions to the Portfolio. First is NSI , which is a real estate company. They have offices and shopping malls they rent out, a tricky business at the moment. They offer full service solutions and advise as well. Which I think is the way forward, not just rent it out and see if the renter makes it but help their business as well.

So that makes this purchase one with a bit more risk. It’s relatively cheap and pay’s nice dividend, just under 4% of current share price. The debt is reasonable and should not be a problem in the coming years. The have an occupancy rate of around 77% which is not bad.

Next additions are too existing positions, Coca Cola and Munich Re. Coca Cola got a bit beaten up on the day when the results came out. So I bought some. Making the position up too par within the portfolio.

Munich Re has been available with a bit of a discount , and needed to be more in line with the rest of the portfolio. It’s a very stable company with a impressive history and solid dividend payments.

April 2016 – Dividend

I always like to watch the dividends come in. Someone famous said something along those lines. I need to lookup the exact quote.
Well it’s a lot of fun. This month has been a good month. Next few months will be a bit more slow dividend wise.

Anyway, these are the numbers. I will be posting about the April additions to the portfolio somewhere next weekend. Enjoy your weekend!

In Euro without the tax :

1/04/2016 Dividend (COCA-COLA COMPANY (THE) EUR 2,63
11/04/2016 Dividend (NEDAP) EUR 25,60
12/04/2016 Dividend (ICAHN ENTERPRISES L.P.) EUR 1,13
15/04/2016 Dividend (W.P. CAREY INC. REIT) EUR 7,32
19/04/2016 Dividend (WHOLE FOODS MARKET IN) EUR 1,02
25/04/2016 Dividend (Product: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPA) EUR 1,73
27/04/2016 Dividend (Product: CISCO SYSTEMS INC. -) EUR 5,47
28/04/2016 Dividend (Product: MUENCH.RUECKVERS.VNA O.N) EUR 41,25
29/04/2016 Dividend (Product: DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY) EUR 3,93

Total 90,08

Edit 03/05/2016. Forgot the Dow Chemical dividend. Added it.

Portfolio news – March 2016 additions

March is done so it’s time for the portfolio additions for March , the February update and buying didn’t go according to plan when I got stuck in hospital.

So everything happened in March. I added Cisco to the portfolio, Cisco produces high quality network solutions and helps companies implement them, it was on the list to buy for some time.
It has risen in the last couple of months which made it a bit expensive. But I bought it just before the dividend date and so I will receive the first upcoming dividend payment.

The company has a dividend of around 3,5% with current prices. Which is good it also has been paying dividends since 2011, has a P/E ratio of 14 which is good. I think the company will continue to grow and be a major player in the network solutions market. They also have more cash than debt which is also good.

I will be adding to the position in the future.

March 2016 – Dividend

This month a bit more dividend then last month, which is always nice. More under way with payout in April.

In Euro without the tax :

29-mrt Shell 42,21
29-mrt Unibail Rodamco 4,85
9-mrt Unilever 3,02
28-mrt Vanguard dividend Appreciation fund 1,08
10-mrt Microsoft 3,16
10-mrt Emerson electric Company 4,17

Total 58.49

Next week I will post the March additions to the portfolio. Have a great weekend !