Previously, I mentioned I was leaving for a month long trip to my birth country of Lithuania. Well, I am back now and all I can say is that I had amazing experience visiting family, friends, going to the lakes swimming, having bond fires, and just visiting all the great cities. It is truly a very beautiful country.
The dividend income in July was yet another super month of automatic payments from the companies I own stakes in. I enjoy publishing this dividend income as I have gained a better understanding of how much capital is coming in every month and how much it is increasing over time. I have received a total of 7 direct deposits in the month of July. When compared dividend income to last years total in July 2013, it shows an improvement of 252.9%. And a 14% increase from last quarter of April 2014. That is a very aggressively impressive growth year over year, though I don’t think it will maintain and it should come down in the years to come. In all, I am happy with overall portfolio performance and how things have been.
It has been a while since I made a new acquisition to my portfolio and so luckily I have a nice chunk of change ready to be deployed. To my luck, just recently the market took a nice nose dive so it is unfolding into a nice buying opportunity. I started looking at a few different companies last couple of days, but still nothing that jumps at me right away. Stay tune though, I will keep you posted.
- Baxter International, Inc. (BAX) – $11.96
- Coca Cola Co. (KO) – $8.54
- Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) – $10.05
- Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) – $8.47
- Phillip Morris International, Inc. (PM) – $39.66
- American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (ARCP) – $30.00
- Realty Income Corp. (O) – $8.66
Total – $117.34