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Welcome to the portfolio, ONEOK

I didn't receive any dividends today, but I did ensure I'll receive a few more in the future by adding a share of ONEOK (OKE) to my portfolio.

5 dividends make down day easier to swallow

Considering my portfolio took a complete swan dive today, down more than 1%, it was nice to see a few dividends find their way into my account once the market closed.

June portfolio update

I was paid $32.84 by a combined 40 different companies in June - a 43.4% increase from the $22.90 I earned by the same handful of stocks in March. The increase had a tiny bit to do with a few dividend hikes, but was powered primarily by purchases made with fresh capital and dividend reinvestment in April and May.

Verizon is always welcome in my portfolio

I made a quick deposit and bought more because, well, why not? The two shares of Verizon I grabbed for $44.98 lowered my average cost by about $2 from $50-plus to just over $48 a share.

Welcome to the portfolio, Lazard

Today, my account got a boost from some capital gains. Not that I had anything to do with the gains, but I'll certainly take them. I also made a $50 deposit and, overall, my portfolio grew by $112.92.

Heading into the weekend with 4 fresh dividends

Nothing's better than taking a peek at your portfolio at the end of a long day and seeing it's gone up in value ... nothing.

Foot Locker not as smelly as people think

I was all about FL when I picked up a share for $76.77 back on May 5. Now, though, it's all the way down to $48.20 as of Wednesday's close. It was down $2.51 (4.99%) on the day and slumped $28.57 (37.22%) since I added it to my portfolio.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Days like today keep me motivated because, well, any dividend is a good dividend. It always feels great to be paid. Getting paid 7 times feels even better.

Swingin’ for the fences

I knocked one out of the park today (Friday, June 9, 2017). In baseball, hit one over the fence and you get to trot around the bases ... all four of 'em. The investing version of a round-tripper involves adding to your portfolio in four different ways.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

I don't know if I'll be able to top what I did last month from a dividend standpoint, taking home nearly $40 and increasing my payments from April to May by 79%, but getting paid from five different companies on the first day of June certainly gave me hope for another solid month.