I purchased stock in two new companies this month, my portfolio now stands at 23 positions. The goal is to build up to 30, but it's not a priority. I'm still trying to conserve cash for better opportunities. This month was my highest dividend total ever; it's because AT&T and my MLPs paid out. All MLPs seem to pay the same month making income uneven if you own 'em. To me it doesn't matter.
1) 24 shares H.J. Heinz (HNZ) providing $46.08 annual income. HNZ was purchased at $51.73/share + commission.
2) 19 Shares Norfolk Southern (NSC) providing $35.72 annual income. NSC was purchased at $67.93/share + commission.
Dividends Received: $371.33
General Mills (GIS) - $21.52
AT&T (T) - $80.52
Raytheon (RTN) - $24.51
TC Pipeline (TCP) - $40.81
Exchange Income Corp (EIFZF) - $17.31
Procter & Gamble (PG) - $40.95
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) - $25.92
Boardwalk Pipeline (BWP) - $90.63
LTC Properties (LTC) - $29.16
1) AVA: $.275 to $.29 per quarter. $6.24 annually
2) BWP: $.5275 to $.53 per quarter. $1.71 annually
3) KO: $.47 to $.51 per quarter. $6.24 annually
4) ABT: $.48 to $.51 per quarter. $6.48 annually
5) UNS: $.42 to $.43 per quarter. $4.24 annually
$1080 in February. $300 added to ROTH IRA, $780 added to taxable account. This is more than I normally contribute thanks to spending less than my budget and making some money on the side. The only unusual expenses were a pair of new work boots for $100 and $48 on my dress uniform. I expect to contribute around $800 next month.
Well that's it for February. In March I plan to make 2 or 3 purchases. I now have all tax documents needed including K-1's from my MLPs. I will do my taxes soon.