Category Archive: Stock Buys

Dec 20 2014

My Latest Buys: PFN, RSO, VFL

Thanks to selling off nearly all of my employer’s stock earlier this month, I was flush with cash and was able to make not just one stock buy for the month, but three! (and I still have some remaining cash for a possible fourth purchase!). What a great way to end the year, with a …

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Nov 08 2014

My Latest Buy: VFL

I’ve been aware of Delaware Investments National Municipal Fund (NYSE:VFL), a municipal bond fund, for the past few months. So last week I made my move and bought 100 shares of VFL at $12.96 per share. At the price I bought VFL, its dividend yield is a decent 6.01%. VFL is my 15th holding (including …

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Sep 29 2014

My Latest Buy: RSO

I’ve had my eye on Resource Capital Corporation (NYSE:RSO) for some time and didn’t move to buy until its price dipped to nearly its 52-week low (always a good tactic). I pulled the trigger on 120 shares at $5.32 per share, and then again for 120 shares at $4.895 (taking advantage of the usual post-payout …

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Aug 19 2014

My Latest Buy: HQL

Even with the minor dip in the market in July’s final week, the Dow is still flying high, so it hasn’t been easy finding bargains or even semi-bargains right now. Note that “not easy” doesn’t mean “impossible.” After using Google Finance and to research what’s out there and sifting through potential buys, I ordered …

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Jul 18 2014

My Latest Buy: PFN

Woman holding shopping bag labeled NYSE

With the start of the new month and investing money burning a hole in my pocket (no stock buys in June!), I bought 125 shares of Pimco Income Strategy Fund II (NYSE:PFN) at $11.00 per share. Why PFN? It seemed like a good choice, as I have bought it before (now 375 shares total). When …

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