On Monday, August 29, 2016, I sold 23 shares of Realty Income (O) at $66.00 per share for a total of $1510.97 after fees. I made a profit of 44% overall.
As stated in my previous posts I rather buy and hold a stock forever, however, I will sell if certain conditions are met. One of my parents just went through major surgery and was stuck with a $6,500 deductible which I just paid off today. I could have gone with a $500 monthly payment but I have a superstition that bills attract bills. If you don'r get rid of the first more will follow.
Total forward dividends stand at $3,313.11 a $50 decreased. I'll buy O back when I get more cash and the price drops a bit.
September will probably be a quiet month in terms of buys. I still have 10 grand in my safety net but I rather not use if I don't have to. That's for extreme emergencies like layoffs, unplanned family emergencies, irs, etc.
Disclaimer: Don't follow my advice. And of course O goes up after I sell it...