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Single male 60,retired for now,.
.. boring Progressive, another Atheist, fading Proletarian, yes-LGBTQ, and usual DGIer .. **29 Aug Long Idea: CAH** .. Last week I bought none and trimmed MSFT & VTR. This week I have bought and sold none.
> Core: GIS .. KHC .. HRL .. PG .. CLX .. MO .. PM .. KO .. CCE .. MCD .. JNJ .. XOM .. CVX .. T .. VZ .. SO .. XEL .. SCG .. LNT .. D .. NEP .. HCP .. VTR .. O .. PSA .. MSFT .. UNP .. GE .. COST .. V
> Non-Core: AGNC .. MTGE .. LNCO .. TCRD .. PSEC .. MAIN .. BP .. COP .. KMI .. PAA .. TU .. SJR .. QCOM
> Core / wife's - not in my Core: NEE .. SRE .. AWR .. CL .. PEP .. HSY .. SHW .. CVS .. CAH .. ABT .. HCN .. NNN .. WPC .. NSC ..
.. Holds the following from my positions: D .. NEP .. SCG .. SO .. T .. VZ .. GIS .. KHC .. KO .. HRL .. CCE .. PG .. JNJ .. PM .. MO .. VTR .. KMI .. XOM .. UNP .. COST .. V
-- 26Aug2016: Trimmed MSFT (107% total return) & VTR (41% total return). Back to full positions.
-- 18Aug2016: Bought HRL. New full position.
-- 03Aug2016: Bought KHC. Added to my current position.
-- 02Aug2016: Bought SHW. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 01Aug2016: Sold CVX(to reduce raw energy exposure) +29.75 cap gains(not div's) for 10 months. Sold HCP(due to spin-off concerns) +9.75 cap gains(not div's) for 10 months. Sold CMI(to reduce industrial exposure) +9.4% cap gains(not div's) for 6 months. All 3 in wife's Fidelity.
--29Jul2016: Bought MO & HRL. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
--28Jul2016: Sold BCE(due to no auto-reinvest @ Schwab). +2.75% cap gains(not div's) for 38 months.
-- 25Jul2016: Bought CCE. Added to my current position.
-- 20Jul2016: Bought NEP. Added to my current position.
-- 15Jul2016: Bought V. New position(cash from rare coin trade-in).
-- 13Jul2016: Sold RCI(due to no auto-reinvest @ Schwab). +2.25% cap gains(not div's) for 36 months.
-- 28Jun2016: Bought KO & PEP. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 27Jun2016: Sold ABBV(due to exposure to Humira and lack of moat-type replacements). In wife's Fidelity. +5% cap gains(not div's) for 9 months.
-- 24Jun2016: Bought CCE. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 06Jun2016: Bought D. Added to my current position. (cash came from CCE special dividend -- due to merger/buyout)
-- 10May2016: Bought PG. Added to my current position.
-- 28Apr2016: Bought ABT & CAH. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 1Apr2016: Bought CVS. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 28Mar2016: Bought KHC. Added to wife's current Fidelity position.
-- 18Mar2016: Bought AWR. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 17Mar2016: Bought KHC. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 9Mar2016: Bought NEP. New 3/4x position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 19Feb2016: Bought NEP. New 3/4x position for my and wife's IRA.
-- 11Feb2016: Bought GIS, JNJ, UNP. Added to my current positions.
-- 9Feb2016: Trimmed MO. Trim from 3.5x to a 2x position. +65% cap gains(not divs) for 30 months.
-- 4Feb2016: Bought GIS, PM, D. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 3Feb2016: Bought GIS, PM, D. Added to my current positions.
-- 1Feb2016: Sold STR(due to cash buyout by D). +28.5% cap gains(not div's) for 43 days.
-- 28Jan2016: Trimmed T. Trim from 3x to a 2x position. +16.5% cap gains(not div's) for 48 months.
-- 4Jan2016: Bought JNJ & STR. Added to my positions.
-- 30Dec2015: Bought D. New full position.
-- 17Dec2015: Bought STR & LNT. New 1/2 positions each.
-- 14Dec2015: Sold WPC(possible split-up of company). -2% cap gains(not div's) for 5 months.
-- 10Dec2015: Sold BAX/BXLT(company split / too low of dividend now). +19% cap gains(not div's) for 24 months.
-- 10Dec2015: Sold CCP(too low of credit rating: BB+). +6% cap gains(not div's) for 3 months.
-- 03Nov2015: Bought HSY & NNN. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 02Nov2015: Bought VTR. Additional shares to an already full position.
-- 02Nov2015: Bought HCN. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 27Oct2015: Bought STR. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 12Oct2015: Bought CMI. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 05Oct 2015: Bought ABBV. New full position for wife's Fidelity.
-- 17Sep2015: Bought PG, NSC. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 15Sep2015: Bought SO, T, VZ, CVX, NEE, VTR, WPC, KMI, SCG. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 10Sep2015: Bought XOM, JNJ, UNP, HCP. New full positions for wife's Fidelity.
-- 06Aug2015: Bought MAIN. Additional shares to a now full position.
-- 22Jul2015: Bought WPC. This is a new position.
-- 10Jul2015: Bought UNP. Additional shares to a now full position.
-- 6Jul2015: Bought KHC on first day of merger of Kraft & Heinz.
-- 6Apr2015: Bought JNJ. Additional shares to current position.
-- 26Mar2015: Sold LO(did not want RAI). +50.47% cap gains(not div's) for 24 months.
-- 28Jan2015: Bought T. Additional shares to a full position.
-- 26Jan2015: Sold NHI(no credit rating). +43% cap gains(not div's) for 25 months.
-- 8Jan2015: Bought UNP as a new near full position. Added to CCE to make it a full position.
-- 2Jan2015: Sold LTC(failed to raise dividend). +16% cap gains(not div's) for 11 months.
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Retired, former college prof, manager in large coprorations. Most of my investment experience before 2008 was passive, through managaged mutual funds. After watching my retirement income diminish, I transfered my holdings to a brokerage firm and began to learn investing. My first picks were depressed stocks, easy to find, with low price to book and low debt to equity. Fortunately, just about everything was at the bottom and starting up so I made a few profitable trades. I could see that I was making a profit, but leaving money on the table so I investigated the web sites to see how others went about investing. That lead me into energy stocks and making covered calls as well as understanding the value of dividend payers. Since regainng the original value of my portfolio, my interest has switched to building steady income. My holdings are now 2/3 income and 1/3 growth potential.
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