Recent Sell – Qualcomm Inc

As most regular readers are aware, I have been liquidating some of my holdings lately. This has been driven by a few different reasons – driven by a combination of market conditions, complacency in the market, lack of belief in individual holdings, the yearn for simplicity provided by index funds etc. Some of these reasons have been summarized in this post. This post captures another recent sell in my portfolio.

As the market continues to hover around all time highs, I have been thinking more about investor psychology and introspecting my own mentality. Recently I posted an article entitled “Do You Love Your Investment Holdings?” detailing how investors can fall in love with a holding and try to justify it even when the evidence points to investors to come to different conclusions instead. This can be driven by familiarity and a bias that comes with ownership of shares in a company for a prolonged period of time. This is a common pitfall that investors fall for and I came to the conclusion that I was facing the same issue with this holding. Coming to this realization, I decided to sell my shares and exit this investment.

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Qualcomm Inc Dividend Increase

Qualcomm Inc (QCOM) announced a dividend increase of 10.42%. The quarterly dividend increases from $0.48 to $0.53 per share and payable after Mar 23, 2016.

Qualcomm is a Dividend Contender and this is the 14th consecutive dividend increase from the company. The annual dividend amount increases from $1.92 to $2.12. Yield going forward is 4%.

From the press release statement:

Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated, said, “Over the last several years, we have invested aggressively in our technology roadmap and returned substantial capital to stockholders as part of a balanced capital allocation strategy. The dividend increase announced today reflects both the strength of our ongoing cash flows, as well as our confidence that our investments have created a strong foundation for future earnings growth.”

Our portfolio consists of 75 shares of QCOM, which increases our annual dividends from $144.00 to $159.00, an increase of $15.00.

Recent Buy – Qualcomm Inc

Whenever I make a purchase, I like to share my buys to document and illustrate how I am building my income stream over the course of months/years. My main goal is simply to keep investing at regular intervals and build my passive income over the course of time. In a sort of ways, I am building my own pension, hoping to get to a point where I can simply live off my dividends without touching my principal investment. This earnings season has been an array of earnings and revenue misses and with that, comes volatility providing opportunities for long term investors to pick up shares at attractive valuations. Last week, I decided to put some of my cash to work.

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Recent Buy – Qualcomm Inc

Whenever I make a purchase, I like to share my buys to document and illustrate how I am building my income stream over the course of months/years. My main goal is simply to keep investing at regular intervals and build my passive income over the course of time. In a sort of ways, I am building my own pension, hoping to get to a point where I can simply live off my dividends without touching my principal investment. The current volatility in the market provides an opportunity to pick up shares at attractive valuations which have been hard to find in the past. I decided to put some of my cash to work.

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Qualcomm Inc Dividend Stock Analysis

Qualcomm Inc (QCOM) is the world leader in wireless digital communication products. The company’s products or licenses can be found in almost every mobile device produced in the recent years. As a result, the company’s revenue is diverse and robust. The robust business model has proved to be very profitable as mobile devices have seen explosive growth over the past few years. Whether a consumer chooses iPhone or Android, Qualcomm is a common denominator that always gets a cut, and investors who appreciated this for the past few years have been rewarded. The company is a dividend contender having raised dividends for 13 consecutive years, and a 5-yr dividend growth rate of 19.2%. The China debacle has caused a drag on revenue and earnings and the stock is down 16% YTD. The current price provides attractive valuation for long term investors as the future is mobile and Qualcomm leads the way in everything mobile.

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