Purchase 30 shares BMW

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Today I purchased 30 shares BMW at a price of €71,75. I already had BMW for some time on my watchlist and I decided to buy 30 shares today. This also because the stocks are trading around a 52 week low. Due to the effect of trade war tariffs and exchange rates BMW is expecting pressure on their profitability.

As a result of the selloff on the stock exchanges this week I consider it a good moment to pick up a few BMW shares for the long term.

As a result of this purchase I add €120 to my yearly estimated dividend income. The current dividend per share is €4 so the current yield is 5,57%.

Purchase of 8 shares Berkshire Hathaway B

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Today I purchased 8 shares of Berkshire Hathaway at $211,29 per share. I was reading about the stock investment of Berkshire Hathaway and noticed that many of the investments are done in bank stocks. In the last quarter positions in 6 banks were initiated or increased.

Due to the investment of Berkshire I decided to do research on the bank stocks Berkshire is owning. This so I can pick 1 or 2 banks to invest in. While doing research I decided to buy shares of Berkshire instead.

This purchase is adding nothing to my yearly estimated dividend income, because Berkshire is not paying a dividend. On the otherhand I like owning this stock based on their history.

Purchase of 2 shares Boeing at $308,80

Today I bought 2 shares Boeing at a price of $308,80. With this purchase I add $13,68 to my yearly estimated dividend income. After this purchase I own 6 shares Boeing. I bought my original 4 Boeing shares for $167,62. As a result of the purchase I made today my average purchase price of Boeing is increasing to $214,77.

The dividend yield of Boeing based on the price I paid today is 2,21%. Yield on cost based on my average purchas price is 3,18%.

Purchase 50 shares ING Group

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ING Group is my 3rd purchase of the month. I bought 50 shares of ING Group against a price of €11,61. I now own 100 shares ING with an average purchase price of €12,75. With this purchase I added €33,50 to my yearly estimated dividend income. My yield on cost of this position in my portfolio is now 5,25%.

ING Groups share price dropped lately due to a €775 million fine regarding having lax policies regarding money laundering and due to being the Dutch bank with the largest exposure to Turkey. ING Group is down 30% this year. The current dividend yield is 5,77% and I decided to add 50 shares against the current price.

Purchase of 4 shares ASML Holding

In September I made 3 purchases. The first purchase was Aena and the 2nd purchase I made was 4 shares ASML Holding at a price of €160,94. It’s the 2nd time I bought ASML shares and I now own 10 shares.

When I bought shares of ASML (EPA:ASML) for the first time in January of 2017 the share price was €113,90. So with this purchase my average purchase price is going up to €132,94.

ASML is paying a yearly dividend of €1,40 so my yield on cost is now 1,05%. With the purchase of 4 shares I add the humble amount of €6 to my yearly estimated dividend income.

ASML is currently the largest producer of photolithography systems for the semiconductor industry. Basically ASML is producing the machines which are needed to produce computer chips. ASML has a unique position in the market due to the quality of their products. In 2017 that had a market share of over 85%. With this purchase I increase my exposore in the Technology sector.

Purchase of 6 shares Aena

Yesterday I bought 6 shares Aena at a price of €148,95. It’s the first of three purchases I will make this month. With this purchase I doubled my position in Aena, because I already owned 6 shares. With this purchase my average purchase price is declining from €162,15 to €155,93. Aena increased it’s dividend this year from €3,83 to €6,50. My yield on cost of this position is 4,17%.

With this purchase I add €39,00 to my estimated yearly dividend income. Aena is paying their dividend once a year in April.

Aena is active as airport operator of 46 airports and 2 helipads in Spain. Aena (BME:AENA) is also owning a 51% stake in London Luton Airport. The Spanish government has a 51% stake in Aena. I add more stocks of Aena to my portfolio to strongen the conservative part of my portfolio. I don’t expect very strong growth numbers, but Aena will add some steady dividend income.

Purchase 25 shares Unilever

Today I bought 25 shares Unilever (EPA:UNA) at a price of €48,89 including transaction fee’s. I already owned 20 shares Unilever so with this new purchase I now own in total 45 shares Unilever. Unilever is currently paying a €0,3875 per share per quarter. This is a yearly dividend of €1,55. The current dividend yield of Unilever (EPA:UNA) is 3,17%. My average purchase price is increasing by this purchase from €40,92 to €45,90

with this purchase I add €38,75 to my yearly estimated dividend income.

I decided to buy more shares of Unilever (EPA:UNA) to add a steady defensive consumer goods company to my portfolio.

I have 4 transactions Unilver on record:

1st purchase: 20 shares @ €38,59
2nd sell: -10 shares @ €44,89
3rd purchase: 10 shares @ €43,25
4th purchase: 25 shares @ €48,89

Unilever N.V. operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. The company operates through Personal Care, Home Care, Foods, and Refreshment segments. The Personal Care segment offers skincare and haircare products, deodorants, and oral care products. This segment markets its products under the Axe, Dove, Lux, Rexona, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Signal, Lifebuoy, Vaseline, Dermalogica, Murad, Dollar Shave Club, Zest & Camay, and Seventh Generation brands. The Home Care segment provides home care products, such as powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars, and various cleaning products under the Dirt is Good, Surf, Comfort, Domestos, Sunlight, Cif, Pureit, Blueair, and Radiant brands. The Foods segment provides soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines, and spreads under the Knorr, Hellmann’s, Bango, Maizena, Robertsons, and Kissan brands. The Refreshment segment offers ice cream and tea-based beverages under the Heartbrand, Magnum, Lipton, Brooke Bond, Ben & Jerry’s, Pure Leaf, Taj Mahal, Grom, Talenti, and Breyers brands.

Purchase 30 shares Dominion Energy

This week I bought 30 shares Dominion Energy at a price of $65,19 per share. Dominion Energy is currently paying $3,34 in dividends per year. The yield on cost of the Dominion Energy purchase is currently 5,1%.

My yearly estimated dividend income will increase with $100,2 or €83,50 against the current USD/EUR exchange rate.

Dominion Energy is currently 23% below the 52 weeks high reached in December 2017. The share price of Dominion Energy did start to go down since an all stock merger with Scana Energy was announced. Scana shareholders will receive 0.6690 shares of Dominion Energy common stock for each Scana share.

Scana is in financial problems due to a failed project regarding the development of a nuclear power station. Dominion Energy share price is probably under pressure due to investors expecting a high risk on claims for Scana, but it seems that Dominion Energy has itself shielded against liabilities regarding this project due to setting as requirement for the merger that the transaction is contingent upon South Carolina approval of proposed nuclear solution

I considered buying Scana shares to take advantage of the discount compared the merger offer, but at the moment I consider this not in line with my risk profile, because if the merger fails it brings a high risk of banktruptcy for Scana.

Purchase 50 shares Flow Traders

This week I bought 50 shares of Flow Traders at a price of €32,44 per share. Current yearly dividend is €0,65 per share so with this purchase I add €32,50 to my yearly estimated dividend income.

Flow Traders is liquidity provider specialized in exchange traded products. I bought the shares of this company, because I expect that they will continue to benefit from the current volitility on the stock exchanges. The income of Flow Traders is mainly the spread between the bid and sell rate of exchange traded products. Due to the recent volatility in the market the first quarter net profit increased from €13,6 million 1Q17 to €109,7 million in 1Q18. This and EPS of €2,36 which brings the PE ratio just based on the Q1 results on 13,7.

I expect that the stock exchanges stay volatile for some more months at least and expect Flow Traders to be a good addition to my share portfolio. Although this stock will be cyclical and EPS will vary a lot based on volumes on the various exchanges where Flow Traders is active.

Yield on cost with the current dividend will be 2,00%.