Thursday, 21 September 2017

133. Individual performance: Just Energy

Yesterday, I went ahead and purchase the 40th position in my portfolio. Already for a while, my thoughts are going over renewable opportunities. Which company is is the best bet in a rapidly evolving market that plays the (probably) most important role in people’s lives today?

Friday, 15 September 2017

131. Individual performance: PSEC

Taking a closer look as to why the share price of Prospect Capital went Diligently, Dynamically and Determined. through the floor. Also, there are some disturbing rumours about dividends here and there. PSEC under the microscope.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

130. Goal and strategy considerations week 37, 2017

Piling up on small payments. Diversification in terms of investment sectors was one of the things still outstanding but now covered (in this update). On to find the next hurdle, or point of improvement for a more steady and secure dividend income!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

129. September 2017 Portfolio update

What happened last month? A new strategy on the pursuit to diversification automatically results in more changes in the portfolio. This month there’s even an all new chart to join the circus: Portfolio diversification by sector of operations.

Monday, 11 September 2017

128. Week 36, Dividend status update 2017

Really enjoyed being a blogger for a while (and still do!). For the past few months the posts are viewed quite well. But occasionally, when someone takes time to comment and scribble some kind words that does work motivational!



Friday, 8 September 2017

127. Individual performance: NYSE:T

AT&T, what is happening to you? Not too long ago I feared to have missed the train on it’s way up. But now, since the day time job has become less stressful, my eyes fall upon an article posting AT&T @ 52week LOW. What did I miss? And more specifically, is this a gold-wrapped BUY opportunity with stadium-lights fixed on it? Let’s find out some more!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

126. Individual performance: ORC

As of this post it has officially become a series! Today's screening will zoom in to the performance of my latest purchase.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

125. Individual performance: MORL (the ETRACS series, pt. 1)

A while ago I started the cash-or-trash series, where new opportunities were screened. Now, it is important to find new opportunities, it may even be wiser to check up on any hazardous cargo that is lingering round in the portfolio. In this update  I have pulled the old magnifying glass out of the closet for a closer checkup on an old friend.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Monday, 4 September 2017

123. August 2017 Dividend update

Monthly update for my passive income stream! YOY this month gave a 12% + in my portfolio earnings. Read and enjoy!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

122. Week 35, Dividend status update 2017

The update for last week will be a record-size shorty. Statistics show these are viewed best ;) Whoops slip of the finger! The picture now shows the correct week number!


Monday, 28 August 2017

121. Week 34, Dividend status update 2017

Post 121. Just a small recap on major happenings that have happened in the months this blog exists:
Brexit, ongoing headache;
POTUS Trump, more or less transforming into a headache;


These days, with a dizzy USD moving itself  off the dancefloor at an impressive speed given the circumstances,  I am happy to have a diverse portfolio. However,

Monday, 21 August 2017

120. Week 33, Dividend status update 2017

Last week I finally got down to some blog-structure-updating. No life-changing stuff, just some buttons that should make exploring this site a bit more user friendly. After all, the audience for this blog is growing steadily. Which was never really my first objective, but still a development I’m quite proud of.


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

119. Goal and strategy considerations Update week 33, 2017

The force of compounding dividends. Although it does indeed promise a huge leverage when talking longer terms, when is enough actually enough?

Monday, 14 August 2017

118. Week 32, Dividend status update 2017

Holidays, all over the place. Mostly been working in my garden again. Lucky me there’ ve been some new purchases in my portfolio that included me in their monthly dividend distribution list.



Thursday, 10 August 2017

117. Goal and strategy considerations week 32, 2017

As of this month, there’s a new joiner to this site. The Strategies and aims page. This section will be updated on the fly and will showcase my latest considerations with reference to investing and earning a passive income.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

115. July 2017 Portfolio update

What happened last month? A new strategy on the pursuit to diversification automatically results in more changes in the portfolio.

114. Goal and strategy considerations update July 2017

Where am I and where am I heading? By being able to draft up and spit out numerous charts it is now time to get more structured in keeping track of the goals and strategies.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

113. July 2017 Dividend update

Straight back to business, that's what this blog was about in the first place. Still I like to thank Pollie and DH in particular for taking the time and effort to respond!

So far for the month of July. Ups and downs here and there, but most of all I’ve come to realise that strategies and goals require a thorough shake and polishing every now and again. Should circumstances request so.

Monday, 31 July 2017

112. Week 30, Dividend status update 2017

Fasten your seatbelts! Not only am I truly excited about this week’s dividend earnings, this update will also share a MAJOR (yep, that’s in all caps) personal announcement.



Monday, 24 July 2017

111. Week 29, Dividend status update 2017

Enjoying my latest gizmo in my dividend tracker sheet. Although, it’s not all bright lights and rainbows. Now that I’ve been able to draw up an actual visualisation of the dividend development it becomes clear that my portfolio is not a sustainable one. Let’s see what happened!



Friday, 21 July 2017

110. Turning Big data into gold: Charts

Another handy tool just entered my calculation sheet: date-linked net dividend per share charts!

Big data is awesome.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

108. June 2017 Goals Investing Update: Am I on Track?

Without goals, it is really hard to push for results. That’s what I’ve learned before starting this blog. A concise summary of my progress vs goals can be found here. Keep reading!

Monday, 10 July 2017

107. Week 27, Dividend status update 2017

That’s me writing week 27 already! As a good friend once told me: Time surely funs when ye’r having flies. Continue to read more!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

104. Week 26, Dividend status update 2017 and entrepreneurotic startup thoughts

Startup now or forever hold your peace. I should be happy it doesn’t work like that, but, entrepreneurotic as I am: every second without my own company feels like a lost battle on the inside. Just how can it be that starting up a proper business doesn’t seem to work for me?

Sunday, 25 June 2017

103. Week 25#2, Dividend status update 2017

Back with a second update on week 25. I figured it made more sense to describe the dividends of past week to make sure all are captured in the correct post. Blogging certainly is a process. It’s interesting how efficiency and time-saving aspects are relevant for this kind of works. These are actually some subjects that are of interest for my daytime job too!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

102. Week 25, Dividend status update 2017

This month is looking to become the second in a row to exceed last year’s (same month) dividends. For now we’re looking at at least a 7% increase as compared to June 2016. Also are the Adsense and penny-item-thrift-shop-sales continuous in flow rate and direction (so far). You find me in a very happy mood indeed!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

101. Week 23-24, Dividend status update 2017

Busy weeks, now that there’s finally no real argument to stay inside. works transfer from couch/tv to backyard. Automatically, this also tends to override any blogging activity. Every now and again I tear open my dividend calculator to tweak a little bit more. Only to recognize (days later..) that doing so actually cranked some reference somewhere.. Learning every day: Consistency is truly important.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

100. May 2017 dividend update

The 100th post! What other way to celebrate than a record month report! I really am enjoying the heck out of showing all these nice graphs of what developments my portfolio has seen since the start of keeping track in a digital sense. Yes, even though there is still years left before I turn 30, I too have seen the paper bank transcripts telling me there was another 0,50USD in dividends waiting for me to collect.

Friday, 26 May 2017

99. Trash-or-Cash ARMOUR

A while ago I started the cash-or-trash series, where new opportunities were screened. Also today I have pulled the old magnifying glass out of the closet for a close up on an old friend. This share was a part of my portfolio years ago, but kept on decreasing dividends (and kept on doing so ever since I abandoned this ship). ARR and no, this is not about talk-like-a-pirate-day. See what’s up?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

98. Week 21, Intermediate Dividend status update 2017

A short week this was! Ascension day has changed this Thursday into a day off for the Dutch working class. Early on in the week something funny happened: all of a sudden and without any notice upfront the visitor counter of my blog kept quiet. For a looong time. Well, lucky for me that this blog is not entirely build to create an income (although I did make another 0.50$ last week, thanks so much!). The other surprise was the amount of dividends totalling my month of May till date. A 66% increase (as opposed to last 05-’16) is SIGNIFICANT at the least.



Friday, 19 May 2017

97. Week 20, Dividend status update 2017

Another week of ups and downs. We started off on sunday with our little babyJ being ill. Where ill kids always are a poor sight, no matter no big or small. So a little less caring about anything else and a lot more focusing on our little man brought me to Wednesday (all of a sudden!) where he appeared to beAs fit as a fiddle and ready for love.” Just saying, this expression exists! And to complete this day as a cherry on a cake: Royal Dutch Shell dividends! But then...

Monday, 15 May 2017

96. May 2017 Forecast

Well rested and with a clear mind this is me posting the 96th blog update already. Having spent a wonderful holiday sipping Sangrias at one of the Canary Islands, the focus is brought back. A great advantage of going on holiday with a small kiddo (who still need their afternoon sleep hours): Read more!

Monday, 1 May 2017

95. April 2017 dividend update

Month of April: closed. A site that has been running 3-figure visitor numbers (daily) steady for the past months. An average dividend distribution that climbed to 70USD per month. Holiday season coming up. And they’re only some highlights!

Friday, 28 April 2017

94. Week 17, Dividend status update 2017

How odd, just now that this calculation sheet is working for the exported data that my current broker spits out… I found a cheaper house dealer! Not yet talking logos brand names here, but most definitely I’m going to get rid of the green. In this case, not referring to green as money (unless we’re talking transaction fees)!

Monday, 24 April 2017

93. Week 16, Dividend status update 2017

Almost drowning in opportunities, there is so many things I still have to do. Have to, or should, or wish, or desire. Matters of perspective but the internal struggle keeps rolling round. On top of that, as of lately, I’m in the process of raising the bar in a professional way. Career development is not as easy as it looks.



Wednesday, 19 April 2017

92. April 2017 Portfolio update

A few interesting movements have passed since last portfolio update (I believe it was January?). The majority of the portfolio remains unchanged, however, the dividend tracking tool is still under construction. I might even refer to it as my personal Sagrada Familia. But hey, it keeps a man off the streets! Here’s a brand new portfolio update!

Friday, 14 April 2017

91. Week 15, Dividend status update 2017

Writing week 15  already! In % that is already over 25 into 2017. Time does fly. During the countless moments I’m stuck in entrepreneurotic thoughts on how I want to own my own business I forget how easy we get old.

Monday, 10 April 2017

90. Week 14, Dividend status update 2017



Just for how long can we continue?
Not relating this question to my blog, because since the revived visitors numbers this blog is  experiencing since a few months it charged an internal battery. Figuratively speaking. Not to mention the spirit of the “How to get rich book” that still buzzes around in my head.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

89. March dividend update

Something odd has happened.
This blog has been performing just so so in amount of readers, and I really can’t blame the ones who never returned. But lately, visitor numbers went up through the roof like cigars drenched in zippo fluid!

Monday, 3 April 2017

88. Week 13, Dividend status update 2017

Living on the edge.
Not a life changing one (yet), not by any means a dangerous one. But still an edge, apparently containing a small narrow road uphill. And a steep and very deep rocky bottom on the left. The road to become a successful entrepreneur is full of risks. Say: an attractive challenge to be on the quest to become an ACTUAL entrepreneur. Whereas of lately, blogging joined my portfolio as a means of safety valve. Just to vent excess steam.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

87. Week 12, Dividend status update 2017

Last week I started with: “Another week of dividends, happy to share some good news. First green payments are in: the Terraform Global fund paid its first hard $. A reasonable amount too. “ Little did I know!



86. Passive income

Passive income.. A legendary dream for most of us, but the initial investment appears to be quite significant. Having passed some good deals earlier this week, a real sustainable income source is still nowhere to be found. But how hard will this be?

Monday, 20 March 2017

85. Week 11, Dividend status update 2017

Another week of dividends, happy to share some good news. First green payments are in: the Terraform Global fund paid its first hard $. A reasonable amount too.



Thursday, 9 March 2017

84. Week 10, Dividend status update 2017

Till date, no dividends were distributed, but there is progress on a number of other passive-income fields bringing in some revenue. All in all, no reason for sad faces here! Although I’m not (yet) enjoying the views as posted by Millennial money, we’ re coming quite close.

Monday, 6 March 2017

83. Week 9, Dividend status update 2017

Week 9 Dividends Update,
Not too much has happened this week. Dividend-wise.  Besides, I’ve introduced some very dear friends (and family) to my hobby of keeping track of my dividend earnings on this blog. In a way, I did not expect this to have this much of an effect on the morale when blogging. Having lost full 100% anonymity, feelings of responsibility have increased by 100%. Now, let’s see what happened to last week’s earnings!