Monthly Archives: August 2017

August 2017 dividend income report and new buy

The end of another month of dividends has arrived so here’s a brief summary of my monthly dividend income:

August 2017 dividend income:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb: 4.49EUR
  • YUM! Brands: 2.21EUR
  • Omega Healthcare Investors: 8.04EUR
  • Kinder Morgan: 3.89EUR
  • Colgate-Palmolive: 3.19EUR
  • Novo Nordisk: 29.15EUR

Overall that’s just 50.97EUR in after-taxes dividend income this month, making it one of my lowest dividend income months of the year.

Dividend increases:

  • BHP: +7.5% sequentially
  • Warehouses De Pauw: Increased its dividend target by another 1.12%
  • Diageo: +5.19%
  • Hershey: +6.15%
  • South32: +640% year-over-year (not a typo!)

New buys

There are still several companies I’d like to own a piece of but this month I added more shares of Gilead (GILD).

One Up On Wall Street – Peter Lych

So I finally finished my copy of One Up On Wall Street. I started reading this book about a year ago, it’s one of those investing books that’s often high on everyone’s recommendation list. Overall it offers some nice insights and tips but I’m not particularly fond of it. The first edition of this book was released in 1989 and it’s really showing its age.

It could really use an update as a lot of the examples and ideas he shares are now dated. I guess the fact that I didn’t read it in one go is a good indicator that I don’t think this is a must-read book. It’s too dated, too repetitive and I feel like most of the interesting things in this book can be condensed into an article of a few thousands of words.

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