Monday, March 2, 2015

Monthly Review -- February 2015


Since I am still at the initial stage to build up my DGI portfolio, the monthly dividend is still minimal. In the month of February, I received $27.50 from Verizon (NYSE: VZ).
  • Verizon (NYSE: VZ): $27.50, received on 02/02/15.
New Purchases

There are two new purchases in February. I realized that I am very conservative in stock purchasing.  For below two stocks, I should have purchased more shares since I have cash on hand.
  • 20 shares JNJ @ $97.97, which gave me forward 12-month dividends $56. 
  • 30 shares BAX @$68.00, which gave me forward 12-month dividends $62.40.
Puts expiration in February
  • GE -- Strike price $24 -- Net premium $49.90.
  • T   -- Strike price $32  -- Net premium $43.90.
  • KMI -- Strike price $40 -- Net premium $23.90.
Total income of puts writing is $117.70. In the future, I'll focus more on stock purchases, instead of puts writing.  Puts writing to me is like a limit purchase order, for purchasing stock at desired price while earning some premium.


  1. Gogogogogogo! We all start somewhere. Like the put writing!

    1. Thanks, FV. I learned a lot from your blog. :-)

  2. I like the JNJ and BAX additions. I added to JNJ recently and plan to add to BAX shortly.

    Don't worry about starting small! We all were there. Hopefully you will start out with a better plan than I did!

    Take care!

  3. Hi InvestLikeGrampa, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I agree with you. Steadily and patiently we all strive towards FI.

  4. Thats a neat sum of money for writing options. Congrats on the passive income. Do you share your portfolio? Dont see it at the top.


    1. Hi R2R, thanks for stopping by. I haven't share my portfolio yet because I think it's too tiny for now. But I'll consider to share it in April.