Dividend from ABF: July 2016


ABF, logo

It was time for the tiny bi-annual dividend payment from ABF. Their expansion plans with Primark is progressing quickly and they are rolling out more stores both in Europe as well as in the US.

For my 100 shares I this time received 10.30 GBP that go converted into 12.27 €. From this was taken 3.23 € in taxes and I received 9.04 € as cash on my broker account.

Now that I am in the land of ABF I get a better feeling for their products and I see them everywhere. Yesterday I walked into a Primark here and the store was completely loaded with customers. During the week the store looks more like an H&M in terms of visitors which was not at all the case in Germany.

To find out more about ABF please visit analysis of ABF 2015 and the Stock Dividends page has now been updated if you want to follow my dividend progress.



Stock bought June 2016: Commerzbank


Coba, logo

I simply are not able to walk away from the German banks. This time I decided to push in some more money into Coba. Historically the decision is correct and I decide to look at history on this one.

I bought 200 more shares for a total value of 1,288.10 € including the fees. As always I was a bit early. I once again pushed down the price per share that I have paid in Coba and I am now down at 10.61 € per share and the total cost is up at 7,650 €.

The value today is around half of what I have invested which is annoying and the future performance needed from Coba to cover for all these poor years will be tough to reach and the likelihood that it will not increases for each passing year. That is reality and the flowers that should be sniffed.

To find out more regarding Coba please visit analysis of Coba 2016.

With the next update of the monthly report the new change will be brought in to the Stock Portfolio.

Dividend from VW: June 2016


VW logo

VW was, I guess, forced to pay out a minimum amount of dividend which lead to this silliness... For my 12 shares I received 2.04 € of which I then paid 0.53 € in taxes and received 1.51 € as cash on my broker account.

To find out a bit more regarding VW then please visit analysis of VW 2016.

To check out my current dividend payment history then please visit the Stock Dividends page which has now been updated.

Dividend from Enel: June 2016


Enel logo

For my 450 shares in Enel I received 72 €. From this was taken 26.31 € in taxes and I ended up with 45.69 € as cash on my broker account.

To find out more about Enel please click on analysis of Enel 2016.

To check out my current dividend payment history then please visit the Stock Dividends page which has now been updated.

Dividend from BP: June 2016


BP logo

The ever troubled BP paid out 55.33 GBP which happily back then got converted into 69.85 €. From this was taken taxes in the size of 18.42 € and on the broker account was paid out as cash 51.43 €.

To find out more about BP then please click on analysis of BP 2016.

To see my total dividend flow then please visit the Stock Dividends page that will soon be updated. 

Dividend from IBM: June 2016

logo IBM

IBM paid out dividend for the second time this year and it was in the size of 35 USD for my 25 shares which got converted into 30.90 €. From this was taken 7.9 € in taxes and I received 23 € as cash on my broker account in Germany.

To find out more concerning IBM then please check out analysis of IBM 2016.

To check out my current dividend payment history then please visit the Stock Dividends page which has now been updated.

Alive and kicking!


an open fire

After a, for me, long period of silence I am now briefly back! As expected there are plenty of things that I need to learn and figure out with my new job. My brain is working at full capacity in the background which means that I am not able to sleep well during the nights. It will change as soon as my brain has figured out all the parameters and I hope that will be soon.

My new team members are all of them very nice and it will be an interesting future challenge to make sure, as well as to see what I can grow them into. I have already received more people underneath me than what I had anticipated which is good.

In the company there are many people that seems to have a bit of a difficulty of what to think of me. The other people having a similar position to mine are between 55 to 63 years old and with my less than 40 years that seems to make a lot of people a bit edgy and my feeling is that they fear me simply because they can not figure me out.

All of this will hopefully settle down over time and if not then I will go after that extra piece of cake that this is giving me.

Previously when I ran my own company then I could not get fired. Now I am in the direct line of fire and if anything goes wrong then I will also directly be fired. Exciting!

Already in this first week I have ended up explaining how the technology works for people that have worked there for years. With a little bit of interest and quick understanding one can directly jump ahead of all those that simply do not care neither what they themselves nor what the company is doing.

I have still not set up a stock account here in the UK but it is my intention to get that all sorted out during next week.

Concerning BREXIT there is not that much to say. Personally I do not care very much about it since there are still years to go before things would even start to happen... if ever... In that case I am also 100% certain that my current company would move a large part of their operations to an EU country which will lead to new opportunities especially for someone that have no obligations and ties to the UK.

I will try to push out a couple of articles in the next days. I bought a new stock after the referendum (as always a bit too early) and I am pretty sure I have received some dividends also.

No internet say what?


internet

I wrote this text while I was still in Germany the reason being that I will of course not have any internet in the beginning of my stay in the UK. If everything goes well and according to plan then I will get internet on the 22nd of June but until then I will be living my life in internet-shadow.

It is interesting to observe just how handicapped one feels without internet. Or better put... already now I am dreading that the period of no internet will come and I have worked hard evenings and nights to try to prepare myself for not having internet by storing a lot of car advertisements and the phone numbers and addresses to those car dealers so that we will still be able to look at cars etc.

When one thinks about it then I find it pathetic. I lived so many years without internet and things worked out just fine. So I need to re-calibrate my mind.