This afternoon I purchased 20 shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) for $65.14 per share for my Roth IRA. My total cost basis after commission is $1310.75 or $65.54 per share. NSC has increased their dividend twice this year which is a good sign for management's commitment to rewarding shareholders and belief in the underlying business. Railroads are local monopolies and I feel that NSC's business will pick back up. These shares have a 3.05% YOC and will provide an extra $40 per year in dividends before reinvestment or further increases.