It is hard to believe that the first month of 2015 is already in the rear view mirror. Life has been moving so fast lately that I wish I could slow it down some times. Between work and keeping up with my kids’ activities, my weeks go by in a flash. So now I’m awake on an early Saturday morning while the rest of my family continues to sleep in. About the only time I can find to update the blog is early morning on a weekend while everyone in my house is sleeping. It is peaceful and quiet right now so let me get my January update to you.
I started the year by adding some stocks to my Roth IRA. With some dips in oil stock prices, I grabbed some RDS.B, COP, and more CVX. I was originally leaning to just adding more to my existing CVX and XOM holdings but decided to spread out my purchases among multiple energy companies. I guess it is a little bit like diversification within one sector. All are decent dividend payers currently and hopefully will be for years to come.
My January 2015 dividend returns are in and while it wasn’t a personal best, it is my second highest month of returns since I jumped into dividend investing last year. My returns for January add up to $19.43.
Here is the breakdown:
PM – $5.06
KRFT – $6.16
MORL – $6.36
DIS – $0.16
PEP – $0.15
NKE – $0.04
WMT – $0.25
KRFT – $1.25
I’m expecting February to be lower than January but in March I should see a new personal best.
I’d also like to add that OptionsHouse has joined forces with TradeMonster. Their ordering platform now looks different at their website and through their mobile app. I honestly think I like the previous look and feel better which wasn’t the greatest to begin with. Hopefully their trading platform will improve but with $4.95 trades I’ll continue to use OptionsHouse for my Roth.
Thanks for stopping by.