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Dividend Portfolio: 10/14/2022 Week in Review

Weekly update on a long-term dividend growth portfolio from a young investor to show you how I’m investing to reach financial independence! To date the portfolio is down -11.6% and is beating SPY by almost 8%!

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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!

Portfolio Value

To date, I have invested $11,850 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $10,471.95. That’s a total loss of -11.63% The account is down only $19.66 for the week which is a -0.19% loss.

We started building this portfolio on 9/24/2021 (Woot Woot one year down, 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 -19.58% whereas our portfolio is down -11.6%! 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 $110 in cash to the account this week, trades made will be broken out below.

Portfolio

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, the blue ones are positions that I reinvested dividends into, the yellow ones are positions that announced a dividend increase this week. Somehow my dashboard showed that my PADI dropped $8 to $514 at a yield of 4.91%. Not sure how it went down, so that’s something I’ll need to watch going forward.

Dividends

This week we received two dividends. $7.81 from Best Buy $BBY and $6.20 from Altria $MO.

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: $290.79

Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $313.71

Trades

Below is a breakdown of the trades I made this week and the reasoning behind them!

October 10th, 2022 (weekly automatic buys are a crucial part of my portfolio. Building substantial positions in these ETFs help me build my diversity and cash flow in an tried and true simple method.)

  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) – added $10 at $359.75 per share (weekly automatic buy)Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF ($XYLG) – added $10 at $24.08 per share (weekly automatic buy)
  • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ($SCHD) – added $10 at $67.22 per share (weekly automatic buy)

October 11th, 2022

  • Best Buy ($BBY) – $7.81 dividend reinvested at $63.61
  • Altria ($MO) – $6.20 dividend reinvested at $44.99

October 13th, 2022 (I continue to buy into Activision because the Microsoft acquisition keeps looking promising. You can read about that here. Because the deal price per share is $95, its keeping $ATVI’s price in a very tight range, offering me a great position for maintaining capital in this volatile market with the likelihood of getting a +20% gain if the deal goes through.)

  • Activision Blizzard ($ATVI) – added 1 share at $72.62

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 $TXN for the upcoming ex-dividend date or $ATVI to continue building that position.

Summary

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!

Read the weekly market review to get a recap of the week and what economic events are coming in order to help arm yourself with a strategy for your future buys!

Let me know what you think of the progress so far, share with me your progress and questions, interact with me on twitter and Instagram using the links below!

Thank you for reading! See you next week and stay safe!

Regards,

Dividend Dollars

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