Buys and Sells for the Week 1/8

Wow starting the year off with the DOW surpassing 31000! Did anyone predict this last spring? I definitely did not see this coming. Here is a summary of my trades:

  1. Verizon (VZ) – increased position –  This buy is part of my efforts to increase my overall dividend payout in the second month of a quarter which is considerably lower than the other months. Grabbed 14 shares at $57.70 and a 4.35% yield
  2. 3M (MMM) – increased position – Bought on bad news weakness based on downgrades for a potential environmental liability. Grabbed 5 shares at $165.70 and a 3.55% yield.

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