I bought 27 shares Emerson Electric (EMR) at $45.55 + commissions. This purchase will add $43.20 to my annual passive income and comes with a yield of 3.49%. EMR will strengthen my holdings in the industrials sector and help stabilize my portfolio. I expect EMR to increase dividends in the future, it has a streak of over 50 straight years.
I haven't had much time to monitor the market the past week, but I noticed today (I'm 13 hours ahead of EST) the stock market is way down. I'm going to revise my APD limit order to expire today to make sure I get in before the ex-date. If it doesn't trigger, I'll reevaluate.
So far I'm very impressed with South Korea. The people here are very polite and courteous. I actually work alongside ROK soldiers, they speak good English. ROK is about the size of Indiana but has a population of 50 million. I'm stationed in the middle of Seoul. Metro Seoul is the second largest city in the world, more people live here than NYC. I went to a 7-11 across the street from my hotel and found the usual products such as Marlboro, Coke, Pepsi, and Gatorade. But no slurpies!