It has been an interesting weekend to say the least! Dallas had a quick but powerful storm Thursday night. Gusts of 100 miles per hour! I ended up loosing power and didn’t have any until late Sunday night. As strange as it may sound, I had a pretty good weekend without it. I spent lots of time outdoors, used a lantern, hung out with some friends, climbed a tree and cleaned up plenty of debris. The wind even did me a favor and blew down a rotten portion of fence that I had been meaning to tear down and replace. A few caveats though, it was a very cool weekend and I had hot water. If it had been a month ago and this had happened, I may have been singing a different tune.
This adds a total of 79.92 to my yearly income. Which brings me to about 4,435. Well below my goal of 5k, but the year is not over yet.
Buying some oil stocks
Oil has had a rough quarter. The price of oil has fallen steadily over the last quarter, most of my oil companies hit a high around that time and then are steadily falling. I took the opportunity to add to both XOM and CVX. I had wanted to add to XOM recently and I took advantage of the price weakness of CVX to add another bite to my overall portfolio. CVX is one of my larger positions so I may wait a while before I add to it again, unless of course Mr. Market provides me with another shot.
Mr. Market starts to deflate a bit
I am happy to see the market slowly down and even falling a bit. I have a few other positions I want to add additional funds to. They include:
A pretty solid basket right there. I am looking to add to those(some) positions in probably the next month. I may get a little more aggressive with some backup funds depending on what happens over the next few months. There is no time like the present, so I plan on spending some time over the next few weeks looking over my positions and ones I do not currently own. A few I do not own that are on my radar are:
I am looking to add a little higher growth to the portfolio in the 2.5 to 3.5% yield range. My YoY increase is a little lower than I would like, so I will probably be looking for positions that are growing dividends at the 8+% range.
What are you considering buying?