Thursday, May 24, 2018

New purchase May 2018 III

I've made some new purchase. I basically just increased my position in the stocks that I'm least invested in.
  • 8 PFE for $ 35.92 for a yield of 3.78 %.
  • 5 WFC for $ 55.82 for a yield of 2.79 %. 
I've updated my portfolio and as always it can be found here.

My goal of getting up early in the morning has worked fine. I might be a bit more tired, but I get a lot of things done. 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

New purchase May 2018 II

I've reinvested in some Swedish companies.
  • 15 HB-B for 145.24 SEK for a yield of 6.71 %.
  • 5 INVE-B for 382.6 SEK for a yield of 3.14 %. 
I've updated my portfolio and as always it can be found here.

Apart from that life is pretty sweet right now. The weather is nice, I have a good work-life balance and is learning new things. A lot better than about a year ago when I got my heart broken. I guess I haven't fully recovered from that yet, but it is getting better and better. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

New purchase May 2018 I

New month and some new purchases. No new companies though.
  • 10 T for $ 32.4 for a yield of 6.17 %.
  • 10 SECU-B for 142 SEK for a yield of 2.82 %. 
I've updated my portfolio and as always it can be found here.

I actually had a hard time coming up with a goal for this month, so I just took something that I had already done the first days. It hasn't really been a burden for me and it has been nice to have some extra time in the morning before going to work. I've spent the time reading :) and I also entered in to an online course. It is not really related to what I work with but I like learning new things. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Monthly goal May 2018

For May I'm going to increase the amount of time I have for doing things for me before going to work by getting up earlier. I usually have a hard time of getting up, but now I'm going to try to change that part of my life. This will be limited to work days.

I managed to read four books in April. It was fun and I've already gone to the library and borrowed more books for this month. I actually continued walking around 10 000 steps for a big part of the month, but then I good sick for a week and haven't really recovered yet.

Goal May: Get up at six every morning.
Goal April: Read at least four books during the month. Done!
Goal March: Walk at least 10 000 steps each day. Failed!
Goal February: Practice at least ten minutes of yoga each day. Done!
Goal January: Only eat vegetarian food. Done!

Income/expense April 2018

With the great dividend for April I got a record high dividend/expense rate. I was not really expecting it to be so high, but now it actually feels like there is a possibility that I will receive enough money in dividends to be able to retire in the not so distant future.

Expenses: 11 040 SEK
Income:  36 060 SEK
Savings rate: 69.38 %
Dividend/Expense rate: 23.26 %

A summary of my savings rate can be found via this page.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Dividend April 2018

New record! I crushed the previous record from March. I expect this to be the best month for this year, May might be close but I don't think that any of the other months will be close. This is mainly due to my European stocks that usually pay their dividends annually.

Compared to last year I received almost 360 % more. The dividends I received follows:
  • SDIV 31 SEK
  • SRET 31.4 SEK
  • SPFF 61.9 SEK 
  • SDEM 17.03 SEK
  • KO 32.73 SEK
  • PEP 33.78 SEK
  • GE 25.64 SEK
  • TROW 46.81 SEK
  • KMB 83.88 SEK
  • MO 46.47 SEK
  • PM 70.05 SEK
  • O 55.63 SEK
  • DAI 187.54 SEK
  • FORTUM 486.57 SEK
  • ELISA 164.26 SEK
  • CRA1V 279.8 SEK
  • NRE1V 243 SEK
  • SWMA 199.2 SEK
  • INDU-C 88 SEK
  • BCE 95.87 SEK
  • GEI 99.25 SEK
  • ALA 61.09 SEK
  • EIF 30.56 SEK
  • AD 40.67 SEK
  • BNS 55.27 SEK
For a total of 2567.4 SEK which is about two-thirds of my rent or about three tenths of the least amount of monthly spending for the last few years.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

New purchase April 2018 V

I've made a last purchase for April.
  • 2 MUV2 for 189.4 € for a yield of 4.54 %.
I've updated my portfolio and as always it can be found here.

I've reached my goal of reading four books in April today. A good side effect of this is that I've started going to my local library It is actually a nice environment. Peace and quiet, a lot of books and magazines and old people playing chess.