Tuesday, November 14, 2017

October 2017 Portfolio Summary

Last month's portfolio summary can be summed up as "business as usual".

Investing like this is boring, it isn't for everyone but the long term reward is great. Nothing spectacular happened in October. I cashed in checks that came in from my job. And I also cashed in checks that came in from my companies' dividend payments. Buys and sells have been quite slow recently. I have been quite content with holding a lot of cash. I think that as my portfolio gets larger and larger, I have a less motivation to spend my cash position immediately. The cash position even if it's in the 5-digits is not such a large percentage of my assets anymore. So I just tend to hold it and keep the "rainy day fund" untouched.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Recent buy: V, PM, KMB, T ...

Today the following was added:

V: 20 shares = $2237
MDT: 5 shares = $389
CHD: 8 shares = $350
T: 10 shares = $330
PM: 6 shares = $617
KMB: 10 shares = $1119

The portfolio now looks like this (nothing changed really).

Sunday, November 5, 2017

October 2017 Dividends Received

October 2017 was a good month. Below is a list of companies that paid me dividends last month.

Ticker      Total    Taxable         401k
ADP $40.12 $40.12
KO $53.35 $53.35
KMB $65.93 $43.94 $21.99
MO $468.99 $419.76 $49.23
ITW $39.08 $39.08
PM $327.30 $279.75 $47.55
XEL $38.41 $38.41
MDT $41.68 $28.52 $13.16
MKC $55.55 $35.90 $19.65
SYK $12.36 $8.52 $3.84
O $53.58 $53.58
FRT $16.00 $16.00
INTEREST $0.33 $0.07 $0.26
$1,212.68 $987.42 $225.26

Note that the months 1, 4, 7, 10 are my highest paying months. Below is a graph showing the trend over the years. The line is the quarterly moving average. For November I am predicting I will get $470 and in December I am planning for $950.