Tag: Stocks

  • WSJ looks at four retirees with $1 million nest egg

    WSJ looks at four retirees with $1 million nest egg

    What’s it like to retire with about $1 million in savings? The Wall Street Journal took a look at four retirees who have between $1 million to $1.6 million in assets. It’s an interesting read if you’re in or near retirement. For retirees able to accumulate $1 million in savings, the funds translate into inflation-adjusted […]

  • Franklin Resources (BEN) increases dividend by 3.4%

    Franklin Resources (BEN) increases dividend by 3.4%

    Franklin Resources announced a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.30 per share payable on January 13, 2023 to stockholders of record holding shares of common stock at the close of business on December 30, 2022. The quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share represents a 3.4% increase over the dividends paid for the prior quarter […]

  • 9 stocks with uninterrupted dividends for over 100 years and yields of 3.4% or above

    9 stocks with uninterrupted dividends for over 100 years and yields of 3.4% or above

    The following 9 companies have dividend streaks over 100 years long. Each of them, as of this posting, also pay out a dividend yield of at least 3.4%. I put together a hypothetical portfolio where roughly $1,000 is invested in each stock. This $9,000 will have a dividend yield of about 4.7% paying out a […]

  • The lowest yield stock I hold

    The lowest yield stock I hold

    In my three portfolios I have a total of 105 holdings. From individual stocks, to money market funds, to closed end funds the range of yields from each goes from less than 1% to over 11%. When looking at all three portfolios combined they yield about 5.6% annually. Today I’m looking at the lowest yield […]

  • Making changes to my Low Yield Portfolio

    Making changes to my Low Yield Portfolio

    While I was in the mood to make changes I took a look at some stocks that profited pretty well in my Low Yield Portfolio and decided to take those profits and put the money into some higher yielding stocks. Here are the stocks where I took profits: Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) Albemarle (ALB) Artesian Resources (ARTNA) […]

  • Profit taking to take advantage of some losses

    Profit taking to take advantage of some losses

    Yesterday I wrote how I closed out positions in two PIMCO funds. Specifically I closed out symbols PCKTX and PONPX. The money from those funds went into two closed end funds also from PIMCO. Those symbols are PCN and PFN. You can reference yesterday’s post for more details. The value of those funds declined significantly […]