Thursday, September 3, 2015

Collection of RECENT BUYS (Summary) - August 2015

Since I began investing in dividend stocks approximately two years ago I've been keeping a personal log of what other dividend bloggers and dividend investors are buying.  Until now, I've just done it for my own personal knowledge and it has proven to be a great resource I use when I have no idea what I should buy. 

The collection essentially highlights the Recent Buys I have discovered throughout the dividend blog community. I always like to see what others are buying.  And with this collection, one can easily see all the buys in one centralized source. I Hope everyone has found it to be a great resource!

In case you just want a quick summary of what everyone has been buying this past month, below is a chart that depicts just that! :)
(The chart and table above only includes companies with more than 4 buys)

With the recent Black Monday sale and the overall decline in the market the past month and a half, the buying activity around the DGI community continued its momentum throughout the month of August. And once again, another record was set this past month for the highest number of buys logged by the DGI community in a single month. In all, a total of 132 buys were found throughout the month of August. 

Previously, we only charted companies with 3 or more buys. However, with 132 buys logged this past month, we decided to chart only those companies with 4 or more buys.  To think back to December of last year when we began our Collection of Recent Buys post, we had only charted companies with 2 or more buys.  

To summarize, out of a total of 132 buys found around the DGI community, a total of 61 companies were purchased, with 28 companies bought more than once.

  1. The most popular company this past month was Chevron Corp (CVX)which was purchased by 9 different investors throughout the DGI community. CVX was the 2nd most popular purchase back in July.  
  2. In second place was Emerson Electric (EMR), which was purchased by 8 different investors throughout the DGI community. EMR was the popular choice just last month. Good to see it hadn't lost to much of its luster. :)
  3. Third place was a 2-way tie between 3M Company (MMM) and Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) with a total of 6 buys.  
  4. In forth place was a BHP Billiton Plc (BBL) with a total of 5 buys.
  5. And fifth place saw a 4-way tie between Proctor & Gamble (PG), Union Pacific (UNP), The Walt Disney Company (DIS), and Oneok Inc (OKE).
And although not included in the chart, the following companies each had 3 buys (6 total)
  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B), Phillip Morris (PM), Apple Inc (APPL), International Business Machine (IBM), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Omega Health Care (OHI).
Our family remained active during this past month.  In fact, we ended the month of August with the most buys logged in a single month as we made a total of 17 buys for our family's dividend stocks portfolio.  Details coming on Saturday in our monthly summary post.

What have you been buying?  Please feel free to share in the comments or send me a link to your Recent Buy post in case I happened to have missed it.

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If you have a chance, make sure you also take a look at my COLLECTION OF STOCK ANALYSES!! As with my collection of recent buys, my goal is to make this collection also become a centralized source for everyone. It could become a place where one can get ideas on what to invest in next, to establish a desired stock purchase price, or simply to see what your favorite bloggers are buying.  Whatever your reason, my hope is that this collection proves to be a great reference tool and helps provide you that little extra advantage that you are looking for in order to succeed with your investing.


  1. Nice summary as always! CVX has had quite the drop this past month even though it has recovered a bit. Thanks for putting this together!

    1. Thanks Adam. Yeah, I think CVX may stay in the top three if the price remains at these levels.

      Glad to be sharing our Collection with the entire DGI community. Best Wishes! AFFJ

  2. Thanks for the compiling. Looks like my one buy was not popular at all last month as I added to my RY and that was it. Liking MMM and EMR which look quite popular and continue to be so even today.

    1. Your welcome DivHut. There were only two RY buys so it wasn't enough to make this post. We have RY on our watch list though. We already own TD and BNS, wouldn't mind adding a third if the opportunity presents itself.

      MMM and EMR are certainly popular and also attractively priced. Hope you get an opportunity to add shares in the coming months.

      Best wishes and continued success on your journey! AFFJ