Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Recent Buys --- MO & ABBV

Today I added to my MO position and initiated a new position in ABBV

  • MO:  30 shares @ $47.70 --- Yield  6.71%
  • ABBV:  20 shares @ $66.49 --- Yield  6.44%

Total capital invested is $2760.80. The combined yield is 6.58% and will add $181.60 to my yearly dividends. These are commission free trades through Chase.

This is my first stock purchase since January. I'm always interested in adding shares of MO especially when the yield is around 7%.

While the market keeps reaching new highs, ABBV continues its painful descent having dropped almost $60 a share over the past year and a half. Hopefully the dividend is safe. I would hate to see it follow the paths of TEVA, GE, and TUP.


Monday, July 8, 2019

June 2019 Passive Income

Here is the passive income I received from both taxable and retirement accounts.

Taxable Account

  • ABALX --- $660.60
  • Amegy CD --- $340.90
  • SO --- $64.06
  • F --- $52.50
  • XOM --- $52.48
  • IBM --- $41.03
  • KHC --- $36.26
  • LB --- $30.54

Retirement Account

  • 65/35 S&P 500/Bonds --- $1217.95

Total June 2019 passive income is $2,496.32

Not much to say other than everything is progressing nicely and early retirement is going well. I try to do new things each day and continue to collect memorable experiences. So far so good. I honestly haven't paid much attention to stock values or dividend yields. 

Spreadsheets, valuations, and spending hours researching stocks isn't what life is about. Exploring, hiking, swimming, yoga, wine tasting, and relationships are what I focus on now.