Monthly Investing Recaps: November 2014 to August 2016

Catching up from my year away from blogging today I’ll review all of my investing activity over the past year plus.  I decided to not invest any money into my Roth IRA these past years so I could focus on building up my taxable accounts.  In addition, I continued investing a small amount each month in my Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).  The TSP is basically a 401K plan for federal employees including the military.  It only offers index funds but does have probably the lowest expense ratios around.  Right now I’m investing in the C Fund (mirrors S&P 500) and the S Fund (small caps).

Note:  All total invested numbers include commissions.  All transactions are buys as I had zero sells during the time period.

 

November 2014

Taxable Brokerage

36 shares of BP @ $40.44 per share=$1464.79 invested.

Loyal3

1.0566 shares of McDonalds (MCD) @ $94.65 per share=$100 invested.

1.0878 shares of Disney (DIS) @ $91.93 per share=$100 invested.

.5518 shares of Disney (DIS) @ $90.62 per share=$50 invested.

2.4976 shares of Unilever (UL) @ $40.04 per share=$100 invested.

1.2892 shares of Walmart (WMT) @ $77.57 per share=$100 invested.

November 2014 Quick Hits:  November marked the beginning of me focusing on raising the overall yield of my portfolio to provide a larger base of slower growing, high yielding stocks.  Hindsight being 20/20 this was probably not a good time to load up on BP as the price of oil would soon decline.

 

December 2014

Taxable Brokerage

50 shares of BP @ $39.59 per share=$1988.45 invested.

18 shares of Chevron (CVX) @ $109.00 per share=$1970.95 invested.

22 shares of Exxon Mobil (XOM) @ $90.40 per share=$1997.75 invested.

12 shares of International Business Machines (IBM) @ $161.75 per share=$1949.95 invested.

December 2014 Quick Hits:  Again, not the greatest timing for loading up on the oil majors looking back but overall I think some good buys using fulfilling my Christmas stock shopping spree of 2014.

 

January 2015

Taxable Brokerage

63 shares of AT&T (T) @ $33.74 per share=$2134.57 invested.

Loyal3

.6002 shares of Unilever (UL) @ $39.99 per share=$24.00 invested.

 

February 2015

Taxable Brokerage

73 shares of AT&T (T) @ $33.36 per share=$2444.95 invested.

 

March 2015

Taxable Brokerage

30 shares of Kinder Morgan (KMI) @ $40.92 per share=$1236.55 invested.

25 shares of BP @ $39.69 per share=$1001.20 invested.

16 shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) @ $100.92 per share=$1623.67 invested.

Loyal3

.5626 shares of Microsoft (MSFT) @ $40.88 per share=$23.00 invested.

March 2015 Quick Hits:  Continued investing in some high yielders (KMI/BP) as well as building up a core position in JNJ.  The majority of small Loyal3 purchase beginning in March were the result of reinvesting dividends.

 

April 2015

Loyal3

4.9517 shares of Microsoft (MSFT) @ $40.39 per share=$200.00 invested.

.2866 shares of Microsoft (MSFT) @ $41.87=$12.00 invested.

12.216 shares of Coca-Cola (KO) @ $40.93 per share=$500.00 invested.

 

May 2015

No investing activity.

 

June 2015

Taxable Brokerage

22 shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) @ $97.66 per share=$2157.47 invested.

 

July 2015

Taxable Brokerage

12 shares of Chevron (CVX) @ $94.95 per share=$1148.35 invested.

59 shares of Kinder Morgan (KMI) @ $34.98 per share=$2072.76 invested.

Loyal3

.5567 shares of Coca-Cola (KO) @ $39.52 per share=$22.00 invested.

.3445 shares of Coca-Cola (KO) @ $40.64 per share=$14.00 invested.

1.0861 shares of Hershey (HSY) @ $92.99 per share=$101.00 invested.

 

August 2015

Taxable Brokerage

46 shares of BP @ $31.65 per share=$1464.85 invested.

Loyal3

1.0892 shares of Hershey (HSY) @ $91.81 per share=$100.00 invested.

4.878 shares of Coca-Cola (KO) @ $41.00 per share=$200.00 invested.

1.7351 shares of Apple (AAPL) @ $115.27 per share=$200.00 invested.

.0151 shares of Google (GOOGL) @ $664.28 per share=$10.00 invested.

.0736 shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) @ $135.89 per share=$10.00 invested.

 

September 2015

Loyal3

5.123 shares of Coca-Cola (KO) @ $39.04 per share=$200.00 invested.

3.0257 shares of Walmart (WMT) @ $66.10 per share=$200.00 invested.

.0967 shares of Disney (DIS) @ $103.36 per share=$10.00 invested.

.4466 shares of Apple (AAPL) @ $112.47 per share=$50.00 invested.

.1088 shares of Hershey (HSY) @ $91.88 per share=$10.00 invested.

.2467 shares of Unilever (UL) @ $40.53 per share=$10.00 invested.

.5861 shares of Coca-Cola (KO) @ $39.24 per share=$23.00 invested.

6.3939 shares of Coca-Cola (KO) @ $39.10 per share=$250.00 invested.

.0776 shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) @ $128.94 per share=$10.00 invested.

.0153 shares of Google (GOOGL) @ $652.28 per share=$10.00 invested.

September 2015 Quick Hits:  Starting in September I began to use Loyal3 as my primary investing account investing smaller amounts as I focused on saving up money for my post-military transition in 2017.

 

October 2015

Loyal3

.3633 shares of Microsoft (MSFT) @ $46.79 per share=$17.00 invested.

4.217 shares of Walmart (WMT) @ $58.80 per share=$250.00 invested.

.8811 shares of Apple (AAPL) @ $113.49 per share=$100.00 invested.

.0147 shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) @ $681.23 per share=$10.00 invested.

.0741 shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) @ $134.94 per share=$10.00 invested.

.8685 shares of Walmart (WMT) @ $57.57 per share=$50.00 invested.

 

November 2015

Loyal3

4.4279 shares of Walmart (WMT) @ $56.56 per share=$250.00 invested.

2.9544 shares of Hershey (HSY) @ $84.62 per share=$250.00 invested.

.0732 shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) @ $136.56=$10.00 invested.

.0128 shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) @ $781.70 per share=$10.00 invested.

.1668 shares of Walmart (WMT) @ $59.96 per share=$10.00 invested.

.232 shares of Coca-Cola (KO) @ $43.11 per share=$10.00 invested.

1.2213 shares of Starbucks (SBUX) @ $61.41 per share=$75.00 invested.

.1863 shares of Microsoft (MSFT) @ 53.69 per share=$10.00 invested.

.0753 shares of Nike (NKE) @ $132.88 per share=$10.00 invested.

 

December 2015

Loyal3

.8573 shares of Hershey (HSY) @ $87.48 per share=$75.00 invested.

.2024 shares of Walmart (WMT) @ $59.28 per share=$12.00 invested.

.0131 shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) @ $762.50 per share=$10.00 invested.

.0767 shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) @ $130.37 per share=$10.00 invested.

.1646 shares of Walmart (WMT) @ $60.77 per share=$10.00 invested.

 

January 2016

Taxable Brokerage

35 shares of AT&T (T) @ $34.00 per share=$1198.95 invested.

 

Loyal3

.1125 shares of Apple (AAPL) @ $97.81 per share=$11.00 invested.

.0137 shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) @ $730.40 per share=$10.00 invested.

.0794 shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) per share@ $125.91=$10.00 invested.

 

February 2016

Loyal3

1.5787 shares of Apple (AAPL) @ $95.02 per share=$150.00 invested.

.0138 shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) @ $723.00 per share-$10.00 invested,

.0761 shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) @ $136.37 per share=$10.00 invested.

 

March 2016

Loyal3

.2653 shares of Hershey (HSY) @ $90.45 per share=$24.00 invested.

.8204 shares of American Express (AXP) @ $60.36 per share=$50.00 invested.

.0131 shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) @ $761.85 per share=$10.00 invested.

.0702 shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) @ $142.54 per share=$10.00 invested.

 

April 2016

Taxable Brokerage

24 shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) @ $108.82 per share=$2620.63 invested.

 

Loyal3

.4611 shares of American Express (AXP) @ $60.73 per share=$28.00 invested.

.1675 shares of Nike (NKE) @ $59.69 per share=$10.00 invested.

.1672 shares of Starbucks (SBUX) @ $59.81 per share=$10.00 invested.

1.6304 shares of Apple (AAPL) @ $110.40 per share=$180.00 invested.

3.9507 shares of American Express (AXP) @ $63.28 per share=$250.00 invested.

5.2748 shares of Hershey (HSY) @ $94.79=$500.00 invested.

.0129 shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) @ $776.01 per share=$10.00 invested.

.0687 shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) @ $145.52 per share=$10.00 invested.

April 2016 Quick Hits:  This month marked the last big stock purchase I had this year as I’ve begun saving up cash for a 2017 transition to the civilian sector.

 

May 2016

Loyal3

2.122 shares of Apple (AAPL) @ $94.25 per share=$200.00 invested.

.0139 shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) @ $718.48 per share=$10.00 invested.

.0707 shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) @ $141.43 per share=$10.00 invested.

 

June 2016

Loyal3

1.4497 shares of Target (TGT) @ $68.98 per share=$100.00 invested.

1.0066 shares of Apple (AAPL) @ $99.34 per share=$100.00 invested.

.9116 shares of Nike (NKE) @ $54.85=$50.00 invested.

1.2077 shares of American Express (AXP) @ $62.10=$75.00 invested.

.0141 shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) @ $709.34 per share=$10.00 invested.

.0699 shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) @ $143.03 per share=$10.00 invested.

 

July 2016

Loyal3

.8972 shares of Nike (NKE) @ $55.73 per share=$50.00 invested.

.2642 shares of Apple (AAPL) @ $94.64 per share=$25.00 invested.

 

August 2016

Loyal3

.1804 shares of Starbucks (SBUX) @ $55.43 per share=$10.00 invested.

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