Recent Buys

Once again every dollar working on my behalf means my family will have to worry about less in the future. Since money doesn’t sleep, get tired, or get sick (unlike humans) I’d rather my money work for me rather than the other way around.

It feels really good to be in a position to continue to put fresh capital to work. Anyone can look at the stock market like any other market or store. It offers a lot of merchandise, some expensive, some cheap. In the end it’s up to the individual to pick what’s best for them!

Purchased 10 shares of Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) on 8/18/17 for $ 42.96 per share

Purchased 5 shares of Clorox (CLX) on 8/21/17 for $ 128.14 per share

Purchased 5 shares of Sysco (SYY) on 8/21/17 for $ 53.90 per share

Purchased 5 shares of  Medtronic (MDT) on 8/23/17 for $ 77.62 per share

As one can see above I have added all New companies to the Skyy Fund, which should treat us well heading into 2018. I guess I will tell you all now but I have currently reached 50 Companies to the Skyy Fund, at which I have reached one of my most important goals. From this point moving forward I will be Growing the Capital One Investing Account with the Existing positions I currently have which should Grow faster moving forward.

Just to let anyone know that doesn’t know the Tax Bill was recently passed so it looks like The Stock Market as a whole will Party on in the year 2018/ for the foreseeable Future!

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Skyy Fund Update – November 2017

Skyy is invested in 50 companies as of November 30, 2017.

Holdings: Skyy Fund

Company Ticker Shares Cost Basis Market Value Yield
Apple Inc. AAPL 10 $1,338 $1,808 2.32%
Archer Daniels Midland ADM 10 $439 $398 2.34%
Bank of America BAC 20 $266 $578 1.84%
BHP Billiton BBL 3 $114 $122 2.92%
Caterpillar CAT 2 $155 $302 3.22%
Chimera CIM 160 $2,340 $2,455 10.12%
Colgate-Palmolive CL 5 $371 $354 2.42%
Cornerstone Fund CLM 175 $2,551 $2,255 19.52%
Clorox CLX 5 $651 $675 2.52%
Cisco CSCO 10 $304 $401 3.58%
Chevron CVX 2 $169 $251 3.30%
Diageo DEO 2 $228 $290 2.24%
Dover DOV 5 $466 $470 2.54%
Consolidated Edison ED 11 $710 $968 3.69%
Emerson Electric EMR 5 $263 $320 3.39%
Enterprise Partners EPD 11 $277 $274 4.28%
Eaton ETN 5 $395 $381 2.87%
Fastenal FAST 5 $235 $253 3.47%
Aberdeen Fund FAX 238 $1,239 $1,160 8.77%
Flowers Foods FLO 11 $203 $220 3.67%
General Electric GE 53 $1,451 $960 2.89%
Green Plains Partners GPP 12 $271 $241 7.19%
Health Care Partners. HCP 45 $1,402 $1,201 4.86%
Hormel Foods HRL 10 $320 $356 2.46%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2 $212 $292 2.89%
Kinder Morgan KMI 100 $2,137 $1,593 3.40%
Coca Cola KO 11 $468 $488 3.74%
McDonald’s MCD 2 $317 $343 3.94%
Medtronic MDT 5 $397 $413 3.34%
MDU Resources MDU 32 $676 $901 2.85%
Microsoft MSFT 3 $213 $255 3.74%
Nike NKE 3 $174 $182 1.64%
Realty Income O 33 $1,684 $1,721 4.42%
Old Republic ORI 21 $403 $424 3.80%
Petmed Express PETS 11 $197 $401 3.30%
Pfizer PFE 11 $357 $396 3.80%
Proctor & Gamble PG 10 $935 $950 3.62%
Philip Morris PM 2 $183 $225 4.83%
Potash POT 12 $239 $224 2.83%
RPM Inc. RPM 5 $264 $254 2.63%
Starbucks SBUX 3 $184 $174 2.54%
Southern Co. SO 5 $252 $222 2.83%
Sysco SYY 5 $278 $290 2.73%
AT&T T 22 $819 $832 4.40%
Unilever UL 2 $93 $119 2.52%
Visa V 5 $526 $532 2.23%
Vectren VVC 5 $337 $317 2.53%
Waste Management WM 2 $115 $174 2.79%
Wal-Mart WMT 3 $194 $304 2.89% 
Aqua America WTR 10 $239 $206 2.63%

Month By Month

January- $ 22,145

February- $ 23,516

March- $ 23,782

April- $ 23,852

May- $24,137

June- $24,294

August- $24,302

September- $24,669

October- $26,248

November- $28,925

I have still been allocating cash to my Robinhood account that I opened up late last year, but will stop doing so in the coming weeks as I need to get the Skyy Fund back on track. There could have been an extra 1K I could have put in the Capital One account that was put into my Robinhood app that is another trading platform (Free Share Available If You Sign Up). As long as those dividends keep paying out the account will slowly but surely keep moving up.

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Dividend Income Update – November 2017

Another month has passed by, and it’s time for me to post the dividends that Skyy earned in the month of November. It’s hard to argue the success of long-term dividend growth investing when you can slowly and surely see dividend income rise over time and get closer to covering your family expenses.

I hope these monthly dividend income reports provide inspiration for any investors out there that are just starting out. It shows that it’s possible to one day pay for monthly expenses with dividends, which would provide an investor opportunities and freedom to pursue other interests than full-time work.

What you’ll see below is a list of every dividend Skyy collected over the prior month, which company paid the dividend and the amount of the dividend.

November 2017 Dividends Received

  • AT&T (T) – $11.05
  • Apple (AAPL) – $6.61
  • Potash (POT) – $1.20
  • Colgate-Palmolive (CL) – $2.00
  • Petmed (PETS) – $2.19
  • Eaton Corporation (ETN) – $3.00
  • Caterpillar (CAT) – $1.66
  • Fastenal (FAST) – $1.60
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) – $12.44
  • Realty Income (O) – $6.99
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) – $7.48
  • Green Plains Partners (GPP) – $5.78 
  • Health Care Partners (HCP) – $16.72 
  • Hormel (HRL) – $1.70
  • Clorox (CLX) – $4.20
  • Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) – $4.63 
  • Aberdeen Income Fund (FAX) – $8.35
  • Cornerstone Fund (CLM) – $41.30

Total dividends received during the month of November: $138.80

Wow! Less than a month and we will be in the year 2018. Where did 2017 go? The markets just continue to go up and break new highs and is currently sitting above 24K for the DOW.

Also the Tax Reform Bill has passed and needs to just be approved, so it looks like the good times will continue to Roll because companies will be able to keep more cash starting next year. Will the Market ever go down and how high will it continue to go up?

As always we are truly thankful that Skyy was able to earn $138 this month without lifting a finger and continuing to be a great daughter. She did nothing to earn this money except for make great decisions with past Cash Flow!

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Recent Buys

Once again every dollar working on my behalf means my family will have to worry about less in the future. Since money doesn’t sleep, get tired, or get sick (unlike humans) I’d rather my money work for me rather than the other way around.

It feels really good to be in a position to continue to put fresh capital to work. Anyone can look at the stock market like any other market or store. It offers a lot of merchandise, some expensive, some cheap. In the end it’s up to the individual to pick what’s best for them!

Purchased 26 shares of Kinder Morgan (KMI) on 8/6/17 for $ 19.36 per share

Purchased 12 shares of Healthcare Partners (HCP) on 8/8/17 for $ 29.49 per share

Purchased 5 shares of Dover  (DOV) on 8/13/17 for $ 91.47 per share

Purchased 10 shares of  Hormel (HRL) on 8/15/17 for $ 31.19 per share

I have added more shares of Kinder Morgan (KMI) and Healthcare Partners (HCP) since they have dropped more this year. I have also added new companies Dover (DOV) and Hormel (HRL) to the mix. They both have been solid companies the past 20-30 years and should grow over the years to come.

Hopefully by 2018 I will reach my goal of attaining 50 companies and can switch my gears of working on building those 50 positions to better position my family in the future. I just hope this bull market can continue to go harder for the next 12-24 months and I get a chance to build up some Cash to deploy in the next market crash.

Only time will tell and I hope I am in a good position to capitalize off of it and if not there should be a next time as I am only 30 as of now.

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Skyy Fund Update – October 2017

Skyy is invested in 40 companies as of October 31, 2017.

Holdings: Skyy Fund

Company Ticker Shares Cost Basis Market Value Yield
Apple Inc. AAPL 10 $1,331 $1,772 2.75%
Archer Daniels Midland ADM 10 $436 $408 2.94%
Bank of America BAC 20 $266 $562 1.14%
BHP Billiton BBL 3 $114 $122 2.92%
Caterpillar CAT 2 $154 $289 3.22%
Chimera CIM 160 $2,340 $2,945 10.52%
Cornerstone Fund CLM 175 $2,551 $2,475 18.52%
Clorox CLX 5 $651 $632 2.82%
Cisco CSCO 10 $304 $374 3.58%
Chevron CVX 2 $166 $249 3.30%
Diageo DEO 2 $228 $289 2.24%
Dover DOV 5 $464 $477 2.14%
Consolidated Edison ED 10 $703 $945 3.19%
Emerson Electric EMR 5 $260 $342 3.59%
Enterprise Partners EPD 11 $277 $268 4.28%
Aberdeen Fund FAX 238 $1,231 $1,199 8.17%
Flowers Foods FLO 11 $201 $211 3.17%
General Electric GE 53 $1,451 $1,014 2.19%
Green Plains Partners GPP 12 $271 $248 2.19%
Health Care Partners. HCP 45 $1,386 $1,167 4.16%
Hormel Foods HRL 10 $320 $311 2.16%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2 $210 $292 2.19%
Kinder Morgan KMI 100 $2,137 $1,802 3.40%
Coca Cola KO 10 $464 $502 3.34%
MDU Resources MDU 32 $676 $882 2.25%
Microsoft MSFT 3 $211 $252 3.14%
Nike NKE 3 $174 $164 1.34%
Realty Income O 33 $1,677 $1,719 3.82%
Old Republic ORI 21 $399 $430 3.40%
Petmed Express PETS 10 $195 $387 3.10%
Pfizer PFE 10 $354 $381 3.70%
Proctor & Gamble PG 10 $935 $926 3.22%
Philip Morris PM 2 $183 $229 4.53%
Potash POT 12 $239 $233 2.43%
Starbucks SBUX 3 $183 $165 2.34%
Sysco SYY 5 $278 $279 2.63%
AT&T T 22 $819 $738 4.20%
Unilever UL 2 $92 $119 2.32%
Waste Management WM 2 $114 $174 2.69%
Wal-Mart WMT 3 $194 $275 2.49% 

Month By Month

January- $ 22,145

February- $ 23,516

March- $ 23,782

April- $ 23,852

May- $24,137

June- $24,294

August- $24,302

September- $24,669

October- $26,248

I have still been allocating cash to my Robinhood account that I opened up late last year, but will stop doing so in the coming weeks as I need to get the Skyy Fund back on track. There could have been an extra 1K I could have put in the Capital One account that was put into my Robinhood app that is another trading platform (Free Share Available If You Sign Up). As long as those dividends keep paying out the account will slowly but surely keep moving up.

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