Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Monday, 18 December 2017

155. December 2017 Portfolio update


Final month of 2017! Already! Another one of those years came and flew
like methane gas after curry... The typical month of lists!
Now since last month of November quite some positions were dumped and new names entered the portfolio.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

154. Individual performance: LMLP

Currently there’s only 10 pieces in my portfolio as a sort of wicked test case. 
One big question: is this worth a small expansion (worth about 900USD)?


Monday, 11 December 2017

153. Week 49, Dividend status update 2017

Writing week 49, the tail of the year 2017.
Closing in on the very snout of 2018! Now just how exciting :).

Monday, 4 December 2017

Monday, 27 November 2017

150. Week 47, Dividend status update 2017

Week 47 in dividends! Want to know what companies paid out their valued dividends to Dutch lake house? Read more!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

149. Goal and strategy considerations week 47, 2017

BabyJ’s got a flu or something. Poor bugger. And to top the personal disaster: this also means no attendance to any Sinterklaas intocht nearby for our family. We’ll make it up with putting our shoes at the fireplace (ehrm, we have none) and sing our best Sinterklaas songs. We all love those :). But, now that we’ve got one man down and the weather doesn’t allow any gardening: time for another strategic moment.

Monday, 20 November 2017

148. Week 46, Dividend status update 2017

November, Week 46 in dividends. Closing in on the end of 2017! Limited time, and a reasonable amount still outstanding till the earlier set goal of an average 200USD per month.. See where we're at? Keep reading :)

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

147. November 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, my portfolio will (in terms of dividends) cross the 2000 USD a year limit. That is, if the portfolio is maintained to health.

Monday, 30 October 2017

143. Week 43, Dividend status update 2017

End of week 43. Writing this piece after having enjoyed an evening out for dinner with the 3 of us. So far, MrsTDLH is taking good care of our second bun in the oven. This includes taking the family out for treats every now and again. On the other hand, reading blogs about living frugal, and saving on all kinds of ways, it is like stepping outside of my comfort zone.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

142. Goal and strategy considerations week 43, 2017

Apparently, this part of the worlds is doing quite well. In Mr. Draghi’s speech of this afternoon a significant cut in purchasing of bonds after January 2018 (Was 60 bln, will be 30bln. PER MONTH). Apparently, 2.165.000.000.000 Euros is spent in European economies ever since 2015.

Monday, 23 October 2017

140. Week 42, Dividend status update 2017

Mondays! Another new dividend update for last week’s distributions. This month of October is taking short cuts too #Nopenalty.

Monday, 16 October 2017

139. Week 41, Dividend status update 2017

Another week, dragging this months results away from the 0USD as was last week. Seems to me plans are working out quite nicely.

Friday, 13 October 2017

138. October 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.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

137. Week 40, Dividend status update 2017

My first week in a new position at a new employer and most certainly in a very different geographical place. Only a few km from home! Time to ride some bike! Really, I will try this when it stopped raining.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

136. September 2017 Dividend update

Monthly update for my passive income stream! YOY, the cumulative dividend earnings for this year are up by almost 20%. Read and enjoy!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Monday, 25 September 2017

134. Week 38, Dividend status update 2017

Another record for this month. September is (historically speaking and in terms of dividend earnings..) not known for being the biggest firecracker of the calendar. So far, 2017 has been a turning point in my investment policy and results. But, this year is not all fun games.

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!