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Dividend Portfolio: 2/24/23 Weekly Update

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 just below breakeven and is beating SPY by over 11% with annual dividend income of $507!

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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 $13,730 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $13,745.45. That’s a total gain of 0.11%. The account is down $306.24 for the week which is a 2.18% loss.

We started building this portfolio on 9/24/2021 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 -10.9% which puts us 11% higher than the market! 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 $120 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, the blue ones are positions that I reinvested dividends into, the yellow ones are positions that announced a dividend increase this week, and the red are positions that I trimmed. Our PADI this week decreased from $536 to $507, mostly on account of the $INTC dividend cut.


This week I received $4.21 from two dividends ($SMHB and $SBUX).

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 2023: $68.68

Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $479.08


This week was a slower week for my portfolio, starting with the weekly buys in $SCHD, $SPY, and $XYLG. After that, only buys we had were in Intel and New York Community Bank. $NYCB is a new position, primarily based off of a chart that appears to be reaching a technical bottom. It’s a solid regional bank stock with decent financials and a consistent dividend. Will look to add down into it in the $9.00 – $8.50 area for a potential bottom and bounce. This is not intended to be a long term hold. View the screenshot below for the chart.

I also reinvested the $SMHB dividend, the $SBUX dividend will be reinvested on Monday. Lastly, I took a loss on an AT&T $(T) covered call. I sold at the wrong time, at it moved against me. However, if I had held it would have expired worthless as intended. Lesson learned.

Below is a breakdown of the trades I made this week:

  • February 21st, 2023
    • SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) – added $10 at $402.03 per share (weekly buy)
    • Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF ($XYLG) – added $10 at $26.15 per share (weekly buy)
    • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ($SCHD) – added $10 at $75.83 per share (weekly buy)
    • ETRACS 2xMonthly Levered ($SMHB) – dividend reinvested
  • February 22nd, 2023
    • Intel ($INTC) – added 1 share at $26.41
    • AT&T ($T) – sold $19.5 2/24 covered call for $7
  • February 23rd, 2023
    • AT&T ($) – closed call position at $15 ($8 loss)
    • New York Community Bank ($NYCB) – added 5 shares at $8.99

Next week I will continue to add $10 into each ETF ($SPY, $XYLG, and $SCHD). I’m being less focused on preserving cash at this point. I think the early 2023 rally is going to be the last solid rally we see for a little while, so I am more than happy to begin deploying more cash now on the way down. Next week I’ll be watching $SHOO and $BAC for opportunities to buy before the coming ex-dividend date. I will also look to add more to $NYCB.


That is it for the update this week. The market recap and outlook is also posted and provides tons of information on what macro statistics I look to at to keep a temperature gauge on the market and inform my portfolio movements. Read that here!

Let me know what you think of the progress so far, share with me your progress and questions, interact with me on Twitter and CommonStock and other socials using the links below!

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


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