September is over, and October is here. August and September
are well known to be seasonally bad months in terms of market returns. You can
see for yourself here if you don’t believe me: http://www.moneychimp.com/features/monthly_returns.htm
Well August and September were quite a wild ride. I had a
lot of dry powder ready for my first big buying season, and I think I’ve done
pretty well. The following values are all current as of market close on Friday,
October 2nd, 2015. I don’t have comparison numbers for September’s
month in review, because this is the first monthly summary post.
2 new positions added. 1 positon increased. Projected annual
income increased by $193.68 based on current dividends.
9/25/15 – VER: 180 shares purchased at $8.00/share.
Increased position to 400 shares. Increased projected annual income by $99.00
based on current $0.55/share dividend.
9/28/15 – EV: 45 shares purchased at $33.25/share. New
position initiated. Increased projected annual income by $45.00 based on
current $1.00/share dividend.
9/30/15 – GPS: 54 shares purchased at $28.00/share. New
position initiated. Increased projected annual income by $49.68 based on
current $0.92/share dividend.
Pay Days and Raises
3 pay days. No announced dividend increases. $12.61 in
9/08/15 – BIV: $2.02 monthly dividend
9/15/15 – ABX: $2.53 quarterly dividend
9/29/15 – GILD: $6.45 quarterly dividend
9/30/15 – PJP: $1.61 quarterly dividend