Well, it looks like I’m still in ‘buying mode’ after a pretty busy November for myself. I mentioned in my last ‘recent purchase’ post that the last time I made three separate buys in any of my portfolios in one month was back in September 2015 and with this recent pick up it would now make four weeks in a row that I have been buying dividend stocks. It’s all about the ebbs and flows of investing. Sometimes we have heavy periods of buying and sometimes you can hear the crickets chirping.
With December officially starting and the “Trump Bump” still intact, along with some positive news for the energy markets, many stocks and whole sectors are continuing to march ever higher. Of course, with some stocks starting to look out of reach, others are still faltering and offering us good buying opportunities and at the very least much better value and yield relative to summertime prices. We all know which sectors (consumer staples & REITs) and stocks have been hurt the most in recent weeks which is why it’s no surprise that I’m sticking to my “December 2016 Stock Considerations” post and picking up a couple consumer staples to start off the month. With that being said:
I have added to my taxable account 20.2806 shares at $39.45 for a total investment of $800.07 in Unilever PLC (UL). This is a new position in my taxable account as my ROTH contributions have been met for 2016. My ROTH account holdings in UL totals 102.5645 shares for a current market value of $4,100.53.
I have added to my taxable account 7.8438 shares at $101.99 for a total investment of $799.99 in Diageo plc (DEO). With this recent purchase my taxable account holdings in DEO now totals 43.4421 shares for a value of $4,398.08.
With these two recent purchases I feel compelled to pick up an order of fish and chips and wash it down with a Boddingtons or a Newcastle Brown Ale. Notice a theme with these buys???
What do you think about my recent purchases? Are any U.K. stocks making their way into your portfolio or other sectors perhaps? Please let me know below.
Disclosure: Long UL, DEO