May 23, 2017

Live a Good Life Now ?

Stock Purchase - Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (50 shares, $68 dividend income)

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT) is a REIT that owns and operates outlet centers in the United States and Canada with more over 2,600 stores representing approximately 400 store brands.
The future of brick and mortar retail is gloomy everywhere you look except online (i.e. Amazon) However I think there is still room for other players in this sector to not just survive but also thrive. I believe Tanger operates in such a specific setting where quality and branding is essential. I like shopping at outlet centers and I believe this shopping experience is the future of retail alongside online retail. I hope so at least while I collect that 5% dividend waiting for the retail landscape future to clear up.

This purchase will add $68 annual dividend income to my dividend stock portfolio

Basic info:
Market CAP: 2.5B   EPS:$1.96 Dividend: $1.37 (5.25%)

Apr 4, 2017

Stock Purchase - Simon Property Group (10 shares, $70 dividend income)

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is a large REIT that owns, develops and manages retail malls and premium shopping outlets in the United States and worldwide.

I have shopped at several of their locations and they do a really good job maintaining the high quality of tenants and services. Online shopping is an increasingly threat to brick & mortar stores but I believe the entire shopping sector pie is big enough for this company to thrive and grow especially in major metropolitan areas worldwide.

A 4% yield is a nice return for any income producing stock especially on a large cap and established player in this competitive REIT sector. I hope to keep this one going for a long time.

This purchase will add $70 annual dividend income to my dividend stock portfolio

Basic info:
Market CAP: 56B   EPS:$5.87 Dividend: $7.00 (4%)

Mar 20, 2017

Mar 16, 2017

Some Lessons For Living From Older Generations

"No one – not a single person out of a thousand – said that to be happy you should try to work as hard as you can to make money to buy the things you want.
No one – not a single person – said it’s important to be at least as wealthy as the people around you, and if you have more than they do it’s real success.
No one – not a single person – said you should choose your work based on your desired future earning power."

Mar 15, 2017

Investing in Clean Energy - Hannon Armstrong (80 shares, $105 dividend income)

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HASI) is a REIT that provides debt and equity investments to the energy efficiency and renewable energy markets in the US.

Clean and renewable energy is a tricky investment under the TRUMP administration's new EPA which appears not too politically motivated to tackle climate change seriously. However as global communities start to face increasing air and water pollution, we will not have a choice but to adopt clean energy. This company is positioning itself in that clean future and I'm eager to participate especially with almost ~7% dividend yield ! :))

This purchase will add $105 annual dividend income to my dividend stock portfolio

Basic info:
Market CAP: 950M   EPS:$0.32 Dividend: $1.32 (6.95%)