Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New purchases August 2018 I

I've made some new purchases. I've bought some 3M the innovative conglomerate. I've been thinking about buying it for a long time but have not gotten to it until now.
  • 3 MMM for $ 205.86 per share for a yield of 2.64 %.
  • 4 JNJ for $ 131.3 per share for a yield of 2.74 %.
I've updated my portfolio and as always it can be found here.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Income/expense July 2018

So my prediction from last month about my spending was correct. Since I've started keeping track of exactly how much I spend every month this is the most. So much that I actually spent more money than I earned. However my vacation was awesome and I regret nothing. One lesson that I can learn from this is to plan my vacation in more detail. One reason that I spend this much money is that I hadn't bough a return ticket and ended up paying a bit to much to get home.

Expenses:  34 180 SEK
Income:  32 300 SEK
Savings rate: -5.82 %
Dividend/Expense rate: 3.56 %

A summary of my savings rate can be found via this page.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Monthly goal August

I haven't really missed sugar that much. It has been so warm where I've been during this month so I've basically haven't really felt like eating anything. I've eaten more fruit though and it has been really good. Peaches and plums are really amazing. I've also spend time with friends and family every day this month, but that's because I've been traveling around visiting them.

My goal for August is to clean my home ten minutes each day. I've been reading some easy tips on how to improve ones life and this was one of the top tips so I decided to try it. Hopefully I will also live in a cleaner home.

Goal August: Clean my home 10 minutes each day.
Goal July: Eat less sugar. Done!
Goal June: Spend time/talk to a friend each day outside of work. Done!
Goal May: Get up at six every morning. Done!
Goal April: Read at least four books during the month. Done!
Goal March: Walk at least 10 000 steps each day. Failed!
Goal February: Practice at least ten minutes of yoga each day. Done!
Goal January: Only eat vegetarian food. Done!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dividend July 2018

I've been having an offline month, mostly without internet access during my vacation. It has been really nice, but that has impacted my investing and blogging a bit. Anyhow these are the dividends I received in July.
  • SDIV 35.93 SEK
  • SRET 33.2 SEK
  • SPFF 59.8 SEK 
  • SDEM 17.91 SEK
  • KO 34.79 SEK
  • PEP 66.71 SEK
  • GE 47.26 SEK
  • TROW 50.34 SEK
  • KMB 87.91 SEK
  • MO 49.16 SEK
  • PM 130.49 SEK
  • O 66.27 SEK
  • BCE 152.02 SEK
  • GEI 133.62 SEK
  • ALA 61.24 SEK
  • EIF 39.33 SEK
  • AD 67.95 SEK
  • BNS 82.79 SEK
For a total of 1216.72 SEK. Compared to last year the increase was around 230 %. I was actually expecting to get less money than I got in June, so I guess I have some error in my spreadsheets. But more money is always good news.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

New purchases July 2018 II

To celebrate my vaccation I've bought some more stocks. Viva la France! Red wine and cheese. Compared to a normal month it feels like I'm bleeding money.
  • 20 T for $ 32.31 for a yield of 6.19 %.
  • 5 SO for $ 47.23 for a yield of 5.01 %.
  • 5 O for $ 55.26 for a yield of 4.77 %.

I've updated my portfolio and as always it can be found here. It is still broken, but pretty accurate.

My goal of eating less sugar has gone as planned. It might be that I've just substituted it with nice meals and wine, but vaccation is vaccation.

Monday, July 9, 2018

New purchase July 2018

I've made some new purchases. This is my first day of vacation so I will be a bit more brief.
  • 9 Telenor for 171.05 NOK for a yield of 4.56 %.
  • 10 Equinor for 215 NOK for a yield of 3.48 %.
Then the spin off of Veoneer from Autoliv has been completed. I received 5 shares each worth 357 SEK. During the first dags of trading it has gone up around 15 %.

I've updated my portfolio and as always it can be found here. Note: Im unable to get stock prices from Swedish, Finish and Norwegian stocks so the speadsheet is a bit broken.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Monthly goal July 2018

My goal of spending more time with friends have been fun. Basically the changes I've made is calling some old friends that I haven't talked to in a while and also taking two trips visiting friends. In June I'm having a vacation and then this will automatically also be done because I'm planning on staying a week at my parents place and then travel with friends. I've also continued with getting up at six on weekday mornings. I haven't really been as productive as in May, but I've managed to still be the first one in the office.

For July I'm going to reduce my refined sugar intake. Basically I'm putting a ban on spending for items with added sugar. So no soda, candy and cookies. I used to live like this when I was a student and didn't really miss sugar then. For me it is really easy to get in to the habit of eating candy and it doesn't feel good. In a way I think it might some sort of self-medication for feeling lonely, but is not a long term solution for anything.

Goal July: Eat less sugar.
Goal June: Spend time/talk to a friend each day outside of work. Done!
Goal May: Get up at six every morning. Done!
Goal April: Read at least four books during the month. Done!
Goal March: Walk at least 10 000 steps each day. Failed!
Goal February: Practice at least ten minutes of yoga each day. Done!
Goal January: Only eat vegetarian food. Done!