In the month of October we continued our small purchases of companies already in our portfolio. We purchased 2 shares of AMGN for $413.56; 2 shares of AFL for $108.48; 2 shares of INTC for $96.79; 2 shares of ABBV for $227.70; 6 shares of MO for $266.10; 3 shares of OHI for $90.00; 2 shares of PRU for $223.68; 3 shares of VZ for $158.67; 3 shares of WBA for $141.63; and 1 share of AEG for $5.04. In total we purchased $1,731.65 worth of stocks this month.
This massive month was all due to a huge payout from VALE. VALE alone paid out over $2,000.00 this month. This was a regular dividend payment from VALE but the large amount was due mostly to iron-ore prices more than doubling during the pandemic. The spot price has since fallen to more normal levels so we unfortunately don’t expect repeat cash outs like this but no complaints when they come in. Further, comparing with last October there was no new payers this month and actually one less payment as SPG paid out in September this year instead of October.
Last month we noted we crossed our goal of $4,000.00 for the year. One month later we’ve now crossed $6,000.00 for the year. With two months left we’re going to see if we can cross $7,000.00. If we can. the real challenge then will be trying to top it in 2022.