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Dividend Portfolio: 7/14/23 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 up 3.03% and is beating SPY by 1.91% with annual dividend income of $619!

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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 $17,050 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $17,566.92.00. That’s a total gain of 3.03%. The account is up $272.78 for the week which is a 1.58% gain. We added $120 in cash to the account this week, trades made will be broken out below.

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 up 1.12% which puts us 1.91% higher than the market!


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 $31 to $619.


Over the last week I received one dividend: $2.30 from $O.

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: $274.40

Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $684.80


This week was an action packed one! We started the week by selling off our $ATVI position at $92 a share on the new of the US approval of the $MSFT acquisition. Huge win for the portfolio as we had researched and been playing that arbitrage for over one year. You can read more about that play here.

Aside from $ATVI, we did some buying down into $BAC, $NVO, and $T. We also played with a $SOFI cash secured put for a $3 dollar gain. Our turtle trades made some progress as well $XLC continued to run (stop is now at $64.53) while $ZSL hit its stop and was cut on Wednesday. In place of $ZSL, we initiated a new turtle trade with $COPX. If you’re interested in learning more about the turtle trading strategy that is built into my portfolio, I have published a full article on it which you can read here. The below table is a log of the trades taken under the strategy so far.

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 up 3.03% and is beating SPY by 1.91% with annual dividend income of $619!

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

  • July 11th, 2023
    • Activision Blizzard ($ATVI) – sold 7 share position at $92 (WOOT WOOT this was a 24.2% gain on the arbitrage play)
  • July 12th, 2023
    • ProShares UltraShort Silver Fund ($ZSL) – turtle trade hit stop, sold at $18.47
    • Bank of America ($BAC) – added 2 shares at $29.46
    • Novo Nordisk ($NVO) – added 1 shares at $154.99
  • July 13th, 2023
    • SOFI ($SOFI) – sold $9 Put 7/14 for $0.11 and closed at $0.08
    • Global X Copper Miners ETF ($COPX) – turtle trade entry, added 13 shares at $40.60. Stop is at $38.68 and next add is at $41.56.
  • July 14th, 2023
    • AT&T ($T) – added 10.2 shares at $14.46


That is it for the update this week. Go check out the weekly stock market recap/outlook 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 as well as the other socials using the links below! I have also started a Twitch Channel called Games N Gains! Every Thursday at 6PM MST I go live to hang out, play games, and chat with y’all about stocks, charts, fundamentals, and anything else you like! I hope to see you in there!

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


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