Thursday, September 6, 2018

Recent Buy, September 2018

Grab Your Popcorn Gremlin here to discuss my most recent buy.  Also why the popcorn?  Well tonight the NFL season starts.  Though I am not the biggest or best fan by any means, my team is still coming off their first championship win and they start the season tonight.  So go Eagles!  This should be a good season, though if past experience serves my memory right they will probably tank.  Almost no one has their division in back to back years, though I want to see myself proven wrong.

Otherwise, I added to my Roth account today.  I have been mostly neglecting my Roth account due to our former single income set up, and because my focus is now heavily on the taxable income positions that I want to build.  Still today is my Roth's day.

Today, I added to a new position by purchasing shares of Broadcom Inc (AVGO) in my Roth account.  I bought shares, with a total cost of $1,091.04 ($216.82 / share, includes commission).  The current yield is 2.29%. For a detailed summary of their history, etc. please visit: AVGO's Seeking Alpha Profile.

AVGO is a major producer of semiconductors and other technological components; I will borrow the Seeking Alpha description:

"Broadcom, Inc., is a holding company, which engages in the design, development and supply of analog and digital semiconductor connectivity solutions. It serves four primary end markets: wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage and industrial & other. Its products include data center networking, home connectivity, broadband access, telecommunications equipment, smartphones and base stations, data center servers and storage, factory automation, power generation and alternative energy systems, and displays. In April, 2018, Broadcom redomiciled from Singapore to the United States. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA. "

AVGO has been growing its dividend at a massive clip for the last 8 years.  In addition, the payout ratio is super low and the stock is clearly undervalued at this point.  However, what is most exciting is that they are a direct supplier to something that will definitely only become more important over time - technology.  I already own MSFT and AAPL, but this perspective is one of the physical needs that drive technology production and efforts.  Sure having a smartphone is a necessity for life, but it is clear that people find it harder and harder to separate themselves from technology.  I try to get away from it all the time, but it is nearly impossible to avoid it - even when you work hard to do that.  So in the meantime AVGO and similar companies will make the chips and materials that feed the tech beast.

This purchase will add $35 to my forward 12 month dividend income.

I will update my portfolio page at the end of the month.

What do you think of AVGO?

- Gremlin


  1. Interesting pick up. I'm very familiar with this company and what they do but do not really see it among the many DGI portfolios I follow online. Maybe I should take a look under the "financial hood" a bit :) Nice tech diversification for you. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Keith,

      Thanks for the comment as always. This is one that recently popped onto my radar as well, so I read up on them. I was choosing between them and a few other names for my Roth and I went here because I have no tech in my Roth and I see the capital and dividend gains as being massive. Since its not my main fund, the chips need to work a little harder!

      - Gremlin

  2. Interesting purchase. Nice mention in Barron's this last weekend. I have Texas Instruments (TXN) but AVGO looks very similar in their dividend growth.