This month went by fast, I was extremely busy. The stock market was a rollercoaster ride with bad news from Europe then recent encouraging news. The DOW is currently at 12,880. As a whole stocks look to be slightly overpriced, but still reasonable. It seems investors have been chasing yield. Telecoms, utilities, and REITs are pretty pricey right now. LTC Properties, my only REIT, has been the best performer (in terms of total return) in my portfolio. I couldn't have predicted that one. It became my largest holding on accident.
1) 15 shares McDonald's (MCD) providing $42.00 annual income. MCD was purchased at $86.40/share + commissions.
2) 27 shares Emerson Electric (EMR) providing $43.20 annual income. EMR was purchased at $45.55/share + commissions.
3) .627 shares Southside Bancshares (SBSI) providing $.52 annual income. This was a dividend reinvestment.
Dividends Received: $371.57
ConocoPhillips (COP) - $39.60
Intel (INTC) - $27.72
Southside Bancshares (SBSI) - $12.90
Chevron (CVX) - $26.10
Emerson Electric (EMR) - $11.20
Norfolk Southern (NSC) - $17.86
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - $36.60
Avista (AVA) - $30.16
Exchange Income Corp (EIFZF) - $16.83
McDonald's (MCD) - $18.20
Realty Income preferred series F (O-PF) - $6.76
UNS Energy (UNS) - $45.58
LTC Properties (LTC) - $29.16
Owens & Minor (OMI) - $9.90
Pepsi (PEP) - $43.00
1) GIS: $.305 to $.33 per quarter. $7.04 annually
$720 in June. $300 added to ROTH IRA, $420 added to taxable account. My expenses were very high this month, but my income was also higher to offset it. I now live in South Korea. My car expenses will be reduced. I will spend more on phones and fun money.