Yesterday I bought 23 stocks of American Electric Power Company Inc (AEP). Solid record for paying dividends and nice net income history (financials).
EUR/USD currency rate
Euro/USD has been going down and I get less and less dollars with euros. It's interesting to see if this is going to continue. If it does, I may have to alter my plans or wait for euro to rise again. Within a year, the difference has grown to about 0.35 (1.39 to 1.05) and this already is quite plenty. On the other hand, I'm investing on the long run so this shouldn't affect so much. I do have to think about timing and whether this has any effect to plans.