Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 2014 Stocksnowball Portfolio Review.

This portfolio will be updated at the end of each month with new activity and updates. I also have a tab on the home page with the spreadsheet data labeled Portfolio. I am extremely heavy on cash in the Stocksnowball portfolio at 70%. (I do own a Roth IRA where I have zero cash but am invested in long term income dividend growth strategies.) I use The Stocksnowball Portfolio for short, medium, and long investments. With 70% cash you can say I am extremely cautious for the moment. Some might notice that First Majestic Silver and Buffalo Wild Wings do not pay dividends. I really don't like investing in companies that don't pay dividends. I do make exceptions for well run companies but usually if I do get a nice gain am more likely to sell them over dividend paying stocks. With both companies I do like management and the growth of the company.

In past blog entries we have accumulated

Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS-B) at $86.80 with a September .94 dividend payment pending. Blog post here! 

Target Corp (TGT) at $58.70 with a September .52 dividend payment pending. Blog post here! 

Recent purchases:

First Majestic Silver (AG) on August 21, 2014 for $9.58
McDonalds (MCD) on August 20, 2014 for $94.05 (ex-div is August 28, 2014) 
Adidas (ADDYY) on August 7, 2014 for $37.33 
Buffalo Wild Wings on July 30, 2014 for $144.90

Company 8/27/14 Close Purchase  Dividends Gain/Loss  Percentage  Weight of Portfolio





If you have any questions or comments feel free I do like to hear others thoughts.


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  1. I think the recent purchase of Tim Horton's by Burger King will be good for McDonald's.. I do expect Americans to choose to eat at other fast food places than Burger King due to Burger King becoming a Canadian company if the purchase goes through.

    That would mean more profits for McDonalds and hence more dividends.

    1. I hope your right the American breakfast scene is packed with competition. MCD is having its problems overseas with China food scare and now Russia closing 5 stores. With so many locations something is bound to happen. I do love the starting yield and dividend raises I am also long MCD in my Roth at $89 from a few years back but added more shares when it dipped to $94 :)... Thanks for commenting.

  2. Thanks for sharing your recent portfolio update with your buys. I understand the desire to own growth stocks that do not pay dividends but for my money I only invest in dividend paying stocks. Like the MCD purchase. They really came down a lot in the last month or so and still have a fairly attractive valuation and nice current yield.

    1. Hi DivHut, Yea owning stocks without yield can be a killer especially if they go down with no cushion of yield to help with the fall. I read about MCD on your blog and was thinking the same about adding some shares. The yield is very nice and the dividend raise will be at the end of the year. :)


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