Posted on Mar 18 2015 - 1:05pm by Sharpe Trade

The original Sharpe Income post can be found here.

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We continue the discussion from the last entry.

On Monday I discussed what assets I might look at picking up soon for this project.  There is AXP, as well as TLT.

I forgot to mention another asset that I have my eye on.

Microsoft (MSFT).

I haven’t mentioned Microsoft (MSFT) as of yet.  I just haven’t had the time. However, I do hold the company in my own personal income accounts.

Their dividend yield is currently about 2.95% annually, considering today’s prices.  They pay four times in the year.  Their dividend payout ratio is a bit on the higher side at around 43%, but this is still tolerable; and really I enjoy the fact that they sport a healthy 15% debt cap.  Their EPS is around 2.48 per share.  Their market share, income statement, fortress-like balance sheet and steady cash flow has meant that Microsoft (MSFT) has had a place within my income portfolio for some time.

Best of all … their stocks price has been on a bit of a slide recently.  Which means that it has been on my radar …

Microsoft – Daily Chart (via

03_18_15_Microsoft MSFT

I had forgotten to mention Microsoft (MSFT) on Monday.

So consider it ‘mentioned’.

And don’t be surprised if you see an order entry show up for the project here in the future.

The link to the Google Drive Spreadsheet that you can view, that we will edit, build upon and refer to over time can be found at this link.

We continue the Sharpe Income project with this next entry.

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