I just realized that all my transactions since I write this blog have been sell transactions. I guess, I was a little hesitant to buy but eventually I thought I had to do something with the proceeds from those sell transactions.So, here is what I did. I went through my goals for 2017 and ran a little spreadsheet including scenarios of adding how much to which funds brings me closest to these goals. In the end I came up with the fact that adding to three positions will get me there by end of 2017. Then I checked when the individual funds next ex dividend dates were going to be and the SPDR fund named above was first. It actually goes ex dividend end of January/early February, with a pay date few days later. Therefore, the dividend of the enlarged position will potentially already be reflected in January review. Was there any other particular reason why I bought this ETF vs all the others that are out there? Well, I like this ETF and already owned it before this transaction. It is also relatively low on TER. Last but not least, the dividend yield according to the SPDR website is also between 3-4%.
Finally, I updated my Portfolio page to reflect the recent changes to it.