It was a relatively quiet week for my portfolio although I did finally add some more shares of AT&T to my portfolio. I had a small position from when I first started my FI Portfolio but just never took the opportunity to add to it. Well that's now been solved.
The big news for my portfolio though is that Kraft and Heinz are going to be merging into a new company. Really good news is that the company will remain public and the dividend will be kept at the rate that Kraft is currently paying out and there will be a huge $16.50 per share special dividend. Plus it never hurts to have Warren on your side. I only wish I owned more shares since I had just started a position in Kraft within my Loyal3 portfolio and only own 3.57 shares. Bummer since Kraft's shares popped on the news. For more information on the merger announcement you can check out posts here and here.
In case you missed them, here's the posts from this past week.
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Now on to the links!
Sold: Mattel (MAT) by Retire Before Dad
I've won the lottery by Dividend Mantra
Portfolio management tips by The Dividend Guy
Cash flow is NOT always king (Why appreciation matters) by FI Fighter
Why stock charts are misleading for investors by Dividend Growth Investor
Why you should plan for your retirement today by Financially Integrated
Advanced retirement calculator by Islands of Investing
More milestones by DivGro
The book value by Roadmap2Retire
I recently bought this classic dividend growth company by My Dividend Growth
The difference between building wealth and inventorying wealth by The Conservative Income Investor
This year is not average by Done by Forty
Chubb Corporation: Wait for weakness on this best of breed by Dividend Ladder
Also if you're looking for ideas for further research candidates make sure to check out A Frugal Family Journey's Collection of Recent Buys and Stock Analyses.
Hope you all have a great rest of the weekend!