I really, really, REALLY hope there is a correction soon. I already have cash piling up plus I just did my tax return and will have a large deposit next month. I'm basically down on my hands and knees begging at this point. It's a tough market for value investors.
As always, I really don't care what my stocks are worth. I want income so I can retire! Low entry prices juice yields and acts as jet fuel for long term investors. I like paying low prices for my stocks and pretty much everything else I buy. Other than market prices not cooperating with my plans, March was pretty darn good. A very nice month for income coupled with solid dividend increases is always a welcome treat!
The trip to Thailand did not affect my finances. It was part of my budget the past 9 months. Planning ahead ftw!
DOW: 14,579 /// S&P 500: 1,569 /// 10-YR Bond: 1.85%
1) 44 shares KMI at $36.63 - $65.12 annual income.
2) 29 shares BNS at $57.93 - $69.60
3) 2 shares EMB at $118.19 - $10
4) .628 shares SBSI - $.52 annual income (this was a dividend reinvestment)
1) 70 shares UNS at $47.14 - ($121.80) annual income
Dividend Receiveds: $521.15
Conoco Phillips (COP) - $39.60
Intel (INTC) - $41.40
Southern Co (SO) - $14.21
iShares Emer Mkt Bnd (EMB) - $.86
Chevron (CVX) - $26.10
Emerson Electric (EMR) - $22.55
Lorillard (LO) - $46.20
Norfolk Southern (NSC) - $28.50
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - $36.60
Southside Bancshares (SBSI) - $13.36
Avista (AVA) - $47.87
Exchange Income Corp (EIFZF) - $17.49
McDonald's (MCD) - $43.12
Realty Income Series F (O-PF) - $6.76
UNS Energy (UNS) - $46.11
LTC Properties (LTC) - $26.06
Owens & Minor (OMI) - $21.36
Pepsi (PEP) - $43.00
1) GIS: $.33 to $.38 per quarter. $14.12 annual income
2) RTN: $.50 to $.55 per quarter. $11.40
3) APD: $.64 to $.71 per quarter. $4.48
$1,000 to ROTH IRA
No deposits this month. I'm having trouble getting my money invested into new notes. I don't know why, but my orders are expiring one after another. I've been checking almost daily to get new money invested, nothing passes my screen anymore. I'm starting to question the viability of LC. It clearly cannot support a large investment based on my screen criteria. Hmmm.....