July was a pretty slow month for me investment wise. The stock market posted gains and was pretty even keeled, nothing crazy. I wish I bought more in June. Oh well, it's too late now! To keep my allocations in order, my next purchase will be fixed income. 10% of my retirement assets are earmarked for fixed income, most of it is held in my TSP (federal employee 401k). I'm currently investigating individual preferred stocks, individual exchange traded debts, and emerging market debt etfs. I'm looking at new issues since they seem to be closer to par value.
DOW: 13,073.01 /// S&P 500: 1,385.30 /// 10-Yr Bond: 1.5040%
1) 56 shares Senior Housing Properties (SNH) providing $85.12 annual income. I bought SNH at $22.32/share + commissions.
2) 44 shares Owens & Minor (OMI) providing $38.72 annual income. OMI was purchased at $27.96/share + commissions.
1) 33 shares LTC Properties (LTC) reducing my annual income by $57.42. I reduced my stake in LTC at $37.37 per share.
Dividends Received: $162.35
Coke (KO) - $19.89
H.J. Heinz (HNZ) - $12.36
Illinois Tool Works (ITW) - $10.44
Phillip Morris (PM) - $60.06
Exchange Income Corp (EIFZF) - $16.99
Realty Income Preferred F (O-PF) - $6.76
LTC Properties (LTC) - $24.38
Toronto-Dominion (TD) - $11.47
$1065 in July. $300 added to ROTH IRA, $765 to taxable account. I'm still working on a budget, waiting on a few items before I know what it will be.