I went back to the office for the first time in over a year and even a enjoyed a drink at the local pub afterwards. Still have not received permission to go back regularly but it was a nice change none the less. Almost a level of normalcy returned for not just me but the markets too. The Fed announcement of potential rate increases pushed markets lower for the week and created a few buying opportunities. I felt like this is the first time markets reacted in a somewhat normal way. Here are my trades for the week :
- Avista Corp. (AVA) – increased position – Utilities were falling on Friday. Grabbed 4 shares @ $43.45 and a 3.87% yield.
- Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN) – increased position – Prices dipped below $15/share and I unloaded some cash to bring me up to a full position. Grabbed 120 shares @ $14.91 and a 4.57% yield.
- BCE Corp (BCE) – increased position – Still above my preferred buy price but this has been hovering above $50/share for so long I couldn’t help myself when prices dropped. Grabbed 4 shares @ $49.43 and a 5.3% yield.
- General Mills (GIS) – increased position – GIS should be sending a dividend raise my way this fall and decided to add some shares. Grabbed 6 shares @ $60.29 and a 3.38% yield.
- Kimberly Clark (KMB) – increased position – Slowly adding to this new position. Grabbed 2 shares @ $128.73 and a 3.54% yield.
- Oil-Dri Corp. of America (ODC) – increased position – ODC raised their dividend this week so I upped my buy price. Grabbed 10 shares @ $35.35 and a 3.06% yield.
- The Southern Company (SO) – increased position – A limit order from late April was finally triggered on Friday. Grabbed 3 shares @ $62.48 and a 4.23% yield.
- Verizon (VZ) – increased position – Bought this early in the week, slightly better deal on Friday but you can’t time the market. Grabbed 3 shares @ $56.70 and a 4.43% yield.