Recent buy – BBL

What a lovely decline in the oil market. A couple of stocks made a nice dip in the stock prices.

When reading a couple of Tweets about BBL last week, I was curious about this stock, so I did my own analysis.

On 21 november I bought 30 shares of Billiton PLC – ADR at $52.60 per share (incl. fees). I decided to buy BBL on the NYSE and not in London. This because an election is coming soon in England, and this can affect the Pound a lot when eurocritics will win. Therefore I bought the ADR in New York.

For more information and my analysis on BBL just read my analysis of BBL here.

With this buy, I added a little bit more than $ 64 (after taxes) of dividend to my Vrijheid Fonds. Again a small step in my journey and a step closer to my goal.

Has anyone else invested in this company recently? Any feedback is greatly appreciated!



4 thoughts on “Recent buy – BBL

  1. KeithX

    Nice buy. We put the cash in my wife’s IRA into BBL this past week. Might be a bit more of a downside, but long term this company should be a great addition to our portfolios.
    Best wishes,

  2. Hullie

    Hi Pollie,

    Nice blog, I just discovered it as a fellow dutch DGI investor, my portfolio has a lot of similarities with yours 🙂
    I was wondering if there are some negative (tax) consequences for holding an ADR as a dutch tax payer, compared to owning the “real” stock. Do you know?

    Best regards,


    1. Polliesdividend Post author

      Hello Hullie,
      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to write a comment.
      As far as I know, there is no negative (tax) consequences for holding an ADR as a dutch tax payer, compared to owning the “real” stock.

      You do not pay dividend tax for ADR. That is the only difference with a normal stock

      I’m curious about your portfolio.


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