Trades – October No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases

Trades - October No-cost dividend growth portfolio - GoPro Camera

So just last month I wrestled with increasing my Loyal3 contributions even just a couple of months after increasing them for the first time. Well the time is now. Not only did I increase my monthly purchases over September’s, I doubled them! Going forward my goal is to invest between $500 and $1,000 … [Read more...]

Wait, More Spreadsheets? Hello, Dividend Growth Portfolio

Dividend Growth Portfolio - The Road Ahead

Just last week I introduced my 2014 Dividend Calendar, a new spreadsheet and page shared to show in a snapshot the dividends I've earned, and the dividends I am projecting to earn for the calendar year. It will be rolled forward each year and allow me a nice visual snapshot of each year’s activity, … [Read more...]

Trades – General Electric (GE) Purchase

GE Imagination at Work - Logo

As part of my process towards increasing and sharing my passive income, I post my trading activity for my dividend growth portfolios. As such, this past week on October 13, I purchased 85 shares of General Electric (GE) at $24.10 per share, giving me a cost basis of $24.16 per share net of … [Read more...]

Introducing the 2014 Dividend Calendar

2014 Dividend Calendar - Spready the Spreadsheet

I am a passionate person. There are two things I am particularly passionate about. Investing and Spreadsheets. A third being my wife. This is the culmination of when those first two passions combine. (Ed. Note: My wife reminded me that I forgot a passion on the first draft!) The beautiful thing … [Read more...]

Trades – September No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases

Trades - September No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases - MAT and MCD - Hot Wheels Car

Let the snowball grow! Just a month and a half after deciding to up my monthly capital infusion into my Loyal3 portfolio to $500 per month for the remainder of the year, I was thisclose to putting in $700 this month and carrying that forward. Investing regularly is addicting, especially when it is … [Read more...]

Trades – Deere & Company (DE) Purchase

Trades - Deere and Company Purchase - Deere and Company Logo

As part of my process towards increasing and sharing my passive income, I post my trading activity for my dividend growth portfolios. As such, early this month on September 11th, I purchased 18 shares of Deere & Company (DE) at $81.90 per share, giving me a cost basis of $82.18 per share net of … [Read more...]

Trades – August No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases

August Loyal3 Purchases - Rising Stream

After my summer break, I am back to reporting my trade activities in a more timely fashion. With my passive income updates now finished up through July, I thought I’d share my August purchases prior to sharing the passive income update. In a change from my previous investment strategy with Loyal3 of … [Read more...]

Trades – No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases: KO and UL

Trades – No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases - KO and UL - Stacks of Lumber

As each month goes by, I am getting more and more excited about my dividend growth portfolio with Loyal3. There are plenty of solid options for a dividend growth investor and the ability to invest with as little as $10 per transaction with NO transaction costs is pretty awesome. Given such a low … [Read more...]

Trades – No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases: KO, MCD, and UL

Trades – No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases - KO, MCD, and UL - Stacking Cash

As I mentioned in my post last month, I am building a no-cost dividend growth portfolio throughout 2014 utilizing Loyal3. My portfolio build-up entails me putting $300 per month to work every month in whichever equity or equities that provides the best value, in my opinion, at the time of purchase. … [Read more...]

Trades – Doubled Down on American Realty Capital Partners (ARCP)

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Over the past 12 months, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have been hammered repeatedly, fairly or unfairly, primarily due to interest rate concerns. For dividend growth investors, this has provided several opportunities to jump in and pick up quality positions at solid valuations. In the last … [Read more...]