Thursday, May 3, 2018

Recent Buys: Pepsico and Walmart

On May 1, 2018, I bought 6.607 shares of Walmart for a total of $575 ($500 contribution + $75 Walmart matching). 

On May 2, 2018, I bought 5 shares of Pepsico at $99.16 for a total of $495.80.

The market continues marching down. Is this the big one we've been waiting for or another dip? who knows but I would consider buying more PEP at these prices. Did you know PEP's yield wasn't even this high during the recession.

Forward dividend stands at $6,917.06.  My gameplan for the rest of this year is to build out more of my portfolio. I still need to finish building out my PG, PEP, CLX, CL, ORI, and several other companies. During the recession (when we have one) I'm going to flip into buying growth stocks. Microsoft, Amazon, redhat, taketwo, ITW, HON, BA, MCD, CRBL, etc. With my core still reinvesting I'm using my main income to buy companies that are rarely if ever on sale. To fund these buys I'm reducing my every other week's buy to $500 and stock $500 for the bank. It's nice having two jobs with one job paying a hefty bonus every three months.  Last quarter every full-time walmart employee at my store received $1,750 and I received $450 for being part time. To put that into perspective my entire career as a govt contractor/agent total bonus was $0.00. 

As far as investing in growth, my entire 401k/tsp is invested in the C-fund. It's complicated, I was first a govt contractor but then the position was eliminated and then they converted us contractors to federal agents, then fired us but rehired us as contractors. And ever since the hiring they have allowed us to maintain our tsp plan...for some reason. The govt makes no sense.

In other news I lost the username code of my 401k/tsp so the April review will be behind a bit. Until then see you later.

6 comments:

  1. Nice, I just bought my first 10 shares of PEP. P/E is still above their 5 year average but I couldn't resist a top brand and that yield. I have never been to a house party, picnic, or birthday party where at least 1 Pepsi product wasn't there.

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    1. hey Ken. I'm with you. working at walmart the frito lays guy comes every friday-sunday otherwise we would run out of their chips

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  2. Nice buys there. Would love to buy PEP but I'm going to wait the price to drop more.

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    1. they PIG, I know a lot of people are waiting for that 4%. I wouldn't be surprised if the market pushes it that way

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  3. Broke BDI - I love the purchases and actually added to PEP myself. The metrics are great right now. Can't wait till we receive that increased dividend in June too!

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    1. hey guys, i saw your post. I wish I had enough balls/moneys to ass 40 shares at once

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