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Dividend Portfolio: 4/6/23 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 9% with annual dividend income of $638!

Welcome back to the weekly Dividend Dollars portfolio review! And Happy Easter weekend!

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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 $15,170 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $15,481.85. That’s a total gain of 2.06%. The account is down $119.58 for the week which is a 0.7% 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 -7.87% which puts us 9.92% 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 last 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 increased from $635 to $638.


This week we received no dividends. But we did receive some new dividend declarations, so the chart below shows an increase in expected dividends for April and May compared to last week.

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: $133.88

Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $544.28


This week was a very slow one for me. The end of March experienced a crazy run up which left me feeling not too excited to buy this week. So I didn’t! I only executed my weekly ETF buys and picked up a share of $SMHB on the way.

Full details for my trades are below:

  • April 4th, 2023
    • SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) – added $10 at $407.83
    •  Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF ($XYLG) – added $10 at $26.47
    • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ($SCHD) – added $10 at $72.68
    • ETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged US Small Cap High Dividend ETN ($SMHB) – added 1 share at $5.37

Next week I will look to continue my weekly buys into $SPY, $SCHD, and $XYLG and watch for more red in the market when adding to positions. I’ll be looking to add to my redder positions in $MMM, $BBY, $FIS, and also $INTC to take advantage of the coming ex dividend date.


That is it for the update this week. The market recap and outlook will be posted later this week and provides tons of information on what macro statistics I look at to keep a temperature gauge on the market and inform my portfolio movements. Read last week’s here while you wait for the new one!

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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