Well it happened a little faster than I anticipated but I have made my very first purchases of 2015 during the first week of the year. I guess after five days in a row of strong market sell offs in all the major indexes as well as commodities I couldn’t pass up some of the better buying opportunities presented before me. In my recent post, “January Stock Considerations,” I outlined a list of companies that are catching my eye this month as I look to remain consistent with my monthly stock buying and build upon my own dividend snowball. With that being said, I’d like to share my recent stock buys.
I have added to my taxable account 16.0000 shares at $60.30 for a total investment of $964.80 in Emerson Electric Co. (EMR). With this recent purchase my taxable account holdings in EMR now totals 39.2741 shares for a value of $2,367.84.
I also have added to my ROTH account 34.0000 shares at $44.75 for a total investment of $1,521.50 in The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD). With this recent purchase my ROTH account holdings in TD now totals 67.6145 shares for a value of $3,026.43.
The Canadian banks still interest me going forward as well as Unilever plc (UL) under $40 a share. The primary reason for continuing to add to these positions is my continued belief in these businesses going forward as well as the opportunity for me to average down the cost per share. Of course, Mr. Market may offer up some new investment ideas for my portfolio but for now I will most likely be sticking with my January stock consideration list.
What do you think about my most recent purchases? Is TD or any other Canadian bank stock in your dividend income portfolio? How about industrial dividend stalwart, EMR? Please let me know below.
Disclosure: Long EMR, TD, UL