July 21, 2017
The rains continue here in Northern Illinois and now the rising flood waters are in the boat house. This is starting to get serious. Even the bike path that we follow everyday is now flooded.
As the concerns with approaching waters are scary, we continue evaluating the Core Portfolio positions.
So far this year through June we have just a hair under 5% Total Return on the Core Portfolio….which is portfolio appreciation AND dividends. We could anticipate a 10% return for the year, which is not bad. So we continue to work diligently in keeping those dividends coming in.
Searches this week for potential new positions have resulted in…..one buy.
We had some positions going ex-dividend this week which can give us the opportunity to add or buy. Those possibilities did not open up as we had hoped.
We continue in the Summer doldrums, altho we did make the one purchase this week. Several dividend payments rolled in, so as we often say, dividend investing is really no fuss, no muss. Just buy…..and wait for the money to roll in. No need to watch the stock market every minute.