Investments

May 2020 Dividend Income Report - $225.17

June 03, 2020
Welcome to the thirty-seventh (#37) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks and peer to peer lending in May 2020. Just like the previous month of April, in May we also spent in a self-isolation (because of Covid-19) here in Georgia. Some of the strict...

Top 30 Dividend Paying Stocks in Germany (DAX Index)

June 02, 2020
Investing in Germany is quite easy, you could do so by buying German stocks. There are many German stocks to invest in, but in this article, I will talk about Germany's blue-chip stocks, stocks from the DAX index The DAX (Deutscher Aktienindex (German stock index)) is a blue-chip stock...

SEB-Active 3rd Pillar Pension Plan Review 2020

May 30, 2020
I opted for a 3rd pension pillar pension plan at SEB bank Latvia back on May 22, 2019. I've been saving additional funds for the old age for already one year. Time flies.  On the day, when I opted to save for old-age,  my dad turned 65. Kind of average age in Latvia for retirement. Unlike me, dad was...

Latest Stock Buy 5 shares of INTC

May 27, 2020
On May 15, 2020, I bought 5 shares of Intel Corporation (INTC) paying $57.63 per share.  With its quarterly dividend payout of $0.33 per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 2.29% and will pay us $1.65 (before tax) every quarter. Not the biggest...

Latest Stock Buy: 100 shares of CSCO (Assigned)

May 20, 2020
On March 3, 2020, I bought 100 shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) paying $47.5 per share. With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.36 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 3.03% (before tax) and will pay us an additional $36 (before tax) every quarter. ...

Latest Stock Buy: 8 shares of PFE

May 13, 2020
On February 13, 2020, I bought (got assigned) 8 shares of Pfizer (PFE) paying $39.5 per share. With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.38 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 3.84% (before tax) and will pay us an additional $3.04 (before tax) every quarter. Not...

April 2020 Dividend Income Report - $78.40

May 06, 2020
Welcome to the thirty-sixth (#36) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks and peer to peer lending in April 2020. Last April we spent in a self-isolation (because of Covid-19) here in Georgia. Baby girl is doing her online class, learning about animals, shapes...

Latest Stock Buy 120 shares of ET

April 16, 2020
On April 6, 2020, I bought 120 shares of Energy Transfer LP (ET) paying $5.495 per share.  With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.3050 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 22.2% and will pay us $36.6 (before tax) every quarter. Awesome!...

Latest Stock Buy: 130 shares of FGB

April 15, 2020
On February 4, 2020, I bought 130 shares of First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund (FGB) at $6.11 per share. With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.135 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 8.8% and will pay us $18.22 (before tax)...

Latest Stock Sale: 100 Shares of ET Called Away

April 09, 2020
On April 3, 2020, 100 shares of ET I hold were called away. This comes just shortly I sold the following call ratio back spread back on ET back on March 25, 2020 Sold 1 call ET 5 @ 0.32 Bought 2 calls ET 6 @ 0.09 My hope was that ET will either stay below strike price 5 or will explode...

Latest Stock Buy: 100 shares of XIN (Assigned)

April 08, 2020
On January 17, 2020, I bought (got assigned) 100 shares of Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN ) at $5.00 per share. With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.1 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 8% and will pay us $10 (before tax) every quarter. Awesome!  XIN has...

Latest Stock Buy: 260 shares of WPG

April 04, 2020
On March 31, 2020, I bought 260 shares of Washington Prime Group (WPG ) at $0.861 per share. I'm looking either this stock will go bust or will rebound like a bandit. I first bought this stock back in 2018 paying $6.26 per share, I have been then selling occasionally puts on it (strike price $5...

Latest Stock Sale: ATRS, VTA to Finance Options Trades on RDSA

April 02, 2020
On February 17, 2020, I sold all shares I had with ATRS (13) and VTA (18) to finance options trades on RDSA These were among the first dividend stocks I bought for my portfolio back in 2018. I closed with a loss of about -EUR 46, but as I have taken in dividends more than EUR 120, these two stocks...

March 2020 Dividend Income Report - $163.01

April 01, 2020
Welcome to the thirty-fifth (#35) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks and peer to peer lending in March 2020. Last March we spent both in Latvia and Georgia, due to the Covid19 outbreak we have put ourselves into a self-isolation here in Tbilisi. Since March...

Latest Stock Sale: Baltic Horzion Fund

March 26, 2020
On March 20, 2020, I sold all 750 shares of Baltic Horzion Fund.​ I had, getting EUR 1.02 per share. I hope to buy back these shares in the future, as Baltic Horizon Fund is one of the rare companies from the Nasdaq Baltics I really liked.  I sold because I was facing rough times in my US broker...