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Investment Account Activity

Posted on March 2, 2017 in dividend investing

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Just a quick update today on some activity in my investment account:

I’ve been watching Target (TGT) recently and yesterday decided to take advantage of a recent large drop in price to open up a position. I didn’t really add much new capital to my account so this was accomplished in conjunction with a few other moves. In my regular taxable account, I sold out of my small position of Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and used the capital to open the TGT position.

I still wanted to maintain exposure to RDS.A so in my IRA, I took some profit from my positions in General Electric (GE) and AT&T (T) and put the proceeds into 117 shares of RDS.A. This will be nice because RDS.A pays a healthy dividend and I’m pretty happy to defer taxes and let the dividend reinvestment work for me for a couple of decades.

So, at the end of the day I put 31 shares of TGT into my regular investment account, reduced my positions in GE and T to 100 shares each in my IRA, and put 117 shares of RDS.A into my IRA.

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