As you know by now I make a stock purchase every single month no matter what is going on in the world and despite the doom and gloom headlines. Perhaps I am naive or more of an optimist that we will get through these dark financial times somehow. Either way, I have been busy buying up some stock this month and was happy to put some fresh and recycled capital to work to try and recoup some of my lost dividend income courtesy of the numerous cuts bestowed upon my portfolio in recent years. I know the only thing in my power is to dollar cost average into my positions buying at near all time highs while also buying during big time swoons and staying diversified to mitigate those dividend cuts we have all become familiar with. With that being said, and sticking to my October 2022 stock considerations, I continued to nibble and add to my portfolio:
|10/06/2022||Buy||UGI||U G I CORP||10||-$326.98|
|10/06/2022||Buy||MO||ALTRIA GROUP INC||5.8509||-$250.00|
|10/03/2022||Buy||MO||ALTRIA GROUP INC||6.1232||-$250.00|
|10/03/2022||Buy||UGI||U G I CORP||8||-$265.04|
As you can see, I nibbled on several different positions earlier this month. Seeing some of these dividend stalwarts with yields way above their historical average was too much to ignore. Sure prices may continue to fall further but as a long time dividend investor I know that it is impossible to catch an absolute bottom. As mentioned earlier, averaging into positions over time allows me to build up a portfolio without sweating the day to day or week to week market gyrations. In all, I was able to put over $2,000 to work in October which is just fine by me.
What do you think about my October buys? What have you been picking up? Please let me know below.
Disclosure: Long all above