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Here at Dividend Dollars, our investing approach is a dividend growth strategy with aspects of value investing and fundamental analysis. I am a young investor in my 20’s and by sticking to this strategy over the long term, the magical powers of compounding are on my side. This allows me to more easily build substantial positions in dividend paying stocks over time, which will one day help me reach the ultimate goal of being financially free through the sources of passive income they provide. You can read more about the strategy here. Let’s dive into the portfolio review!
To date, I have invested $11,490 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $10,371.40. That’s a total loss of -9.74% The account is down $404.34 for the week which is a -3.75% loss.
We started building this portfolio on 9/24/2021 (Woot Woot one year, read my one year reflection here) and when compared to the S&P 500 we are outperforming the market so far! Within that same timeframe, the S&P 500 is down -17.11% whereas our portfolio is down -9.74%! I love tracking my portfolio against a benchmark like the S&P. The above chart comes from Sharesight which makes portfolio and dividend management a breeze!
We added $60 in cash to the account this week, trades made will be broken out below.
Above is a dashboard of the portfolio that tracks annual dividend income, yield, beta, dividend growth, and more.
Below is a table of everything we are invested in so far. There you can see my number of shares, shares bought through dividend reinvestments, average cost, gains, and more. The tickers in green are positions that I bought shares in this week and the blue ones are positions that I reinvested dividends into. The moves that we made over the last week increased our annual dividend income by $4 at a yield of 4.88%.
This week we received $9.00 from three dividends: $2.95 from the levered small-cap dividend ETF $SMHB, $0.19 from Electronic Arts $EA, and $5.86 from Lockheed Martin $LMT.
In my portfolio, all positions have dividend reinvestment enabled. I don’t hold onto the dividend, I don’t try to time the reinvestment, I just let my broker do it automatically.
Dividends received for 2022: $261.85
Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $284.77
Below is a breakdown of my trades this week! I was on vacation in Pennsylvania all week and did not make many trades, so this will be short and sweet.
- September 19th
- $SCHD – added 0.140223 shares at $71.32 ($10 recurring investment)
- $SPY – added 0.025944 shares at $385.45 ($10 recurring investment)
- $XYLG – added 0.392623 shares at $25.47 ($10 recurring investment)
- September 21st
- $SMHB – dividend reinvested
- $EA – dividend reinvested
- September 23rd
- AT&T $T – bought 1 share at $15.99
Next week I will continue to add $10 into each ETF ($SPY, $XYLG, and $SCHD) and will look at deploying the rest of the money either into $O for the upcoming ex-dividend date or $INTC or $T at these oversold levels.
That is it for the update this week. Let’s kill it next week. Stay patient and be ready to buy income producing assets at a discount!
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Thank you for reading! See you next week and stay safe!