Monday, November 2, 2015

Summary of Recent Buys - Week of October 25

My weekly summary of buys from around the blogging community for the week of October 25, 2015.

This weeks totals:

  • 39 Total Purchases(+11 from last week)
  • 28 Uniquely Different Stocks Bought (+4 from last week)
  • 21 Different Bloggers Posted Buys(+7 from last week)
A total of $28,017 was invested in dividend stocks this week. About a $4k increase from last week. Things are picking up again this week.

Bloggers increased forward yearly dividends by  $1,458! That's a 5.2% Average Yield on Investment!

I have started something new this week as recommended by a couple bloggers in the past. I have a weekly S&P % Return vs Amount of Money invested in the market for that week. It is starting to show a correlation which does make sense, if you think about it. The cheaper stocks are, the higher dividend yield, the more interested bloggers become.

Top Purchased Stocks this week:

  1. KMI - 5 Buys
  2. VTR - 3 Buys
  3. OHI,WMT - 2 Buys
KMI was the clear winner this week as the stock has dropped dramatically and yields a greater than 7% dividend.

Here is the F.A.S.T Graph for KMI.

Here is the summary of stocks, amount invested, and which blogger posted the buy with a link to the post:

Week of October 25
SectorTickerYieldAmountBlogger w/Link to Buy Post
5ABT2.13%200Young Dividend
1BBL7.78%100Dividend Growth Journey
4BNS4.49%1209Financial Freedom
7DIS1.15%100Dividend Growth Journey
6EMR3.93%143Dividend Lord
6EMR3.93%1209Financial Freedom
3FL1.49%2565Dividend Empire
5GILD1.57%203Dividend Lord
3GIS3.05%100Young Dividend
4GOOD9.36%65Whimsical Dividends
4HCP6.09%2085Dividend Hawk
4HCP6.09%730Young Dividend
1KMI7.67%2062American Dividend Dream
1KMI7.67%2700Well Rounded Investor
1KMI7.67%1040Dividend Diplomats
1KMI7.67%1002Dividend Diplomats
7NSC2.97%162Dividend Lord
4O4.57%800Young Dividend
5OHI6.44%110Dividend Lord
9OKE7.15%75Dividend Lord
3PEP2.77%50Whimsical Dividends
3PG3.48%147Young Dividend
3PG3.48%355Dividend Dream
3UN3.03%92Dividend Lord
3VFC2.20%800Young Dividend
4VTR5.42%331A Frugal Family's Journey
8VZ4.85%300Young Dividend
4WFC2.75%616Dividend For Starters
7WMT3.42%1423Pollies Dividend
7WMT3.42%100Dividend Growth Journey

Sector Information:  

For the Sector information, I use FinViz.com when possible as it is easy to find a consistent sector list. Here are the Sector codes I use in the chart (# is the number of each stock purchased in that sector):

Sum of yearly Dividends
1Basic Materials78250
3Consumer Goods84409
6Industrial Goods31652

 Which of these stocks are you looking to buy next week? Any surprises in this list?

I cross reference my list with A Frugal Family's Journey's list as well, but I do not guarantee the accuracy. If you see any mistakes, please comment or send me an email.

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed investment professional. I am not liable for any losses suffered by any parties. Any information on this site is my opinion only and should not be used for investments of any kind.


  1. Adam,
    Very interesting data on the S&P correlation.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks D4s! It is interesting data isn't it. I look forward to see what the trend is as I get more data. Thanks for stopping in and sharing on Twitter!

  2. I really like the buys to the S&P correlation chart... keeps all us bloggers accountable to buying when stocks are cheap(er). Looks like we did a pretty good job on that last dip. It's not quite a 1 to 1 correlation because some stocks could have a decent size drop while the market stays flat but otherwise, this will be fun to see.

    Thanks for the mention too!


    1. You're right ADD... This doesn't tell the entire story. It would be interesting to see the performance of the stocks that bloggers bought vs total spent that week but that's much harder to collect. I will keep thinking about ways to improve this though. Thanks for the comment and stopping in to read!


  3. KMI has been making the rounds quite a bit among the dividend bloggers. I guess with their continued dividend increases and relatively safe business model and moat it seems like a solid long term bet especially once oil prices rebound. I added CAT and DOV during the week. I guess those haven't been as popular.

    1. Hi DivHut, Thanks for the comment! I think the only question with KMI is WHEN oil prices are going to increase again (and maybe even IF they will). I know CAT has been popular in past weeks. DOV you see a bit too but not as often as other names. Take care!