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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 $17,890 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $18,696.64. That’s a total gain of 4.51%. The account is up $577.08 for the week which is a 3.19% 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 1.35% which puts us 3.16% 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 from $641 to $649!
Over the last week I received three dividends: $1.87 from $NVO, $4.67 from $XYLG, and $4.76 from $INTC (will be reinvested Monday).
Dividends received for 2023: $350.12
Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $760.52
This week we did our weekly $10 buys into our ETFs of $SPY, $SCHD, and $XYLG.
We added to our $NSSC position leading into their earnings report on Tuesday (I still need to read/listen to that and assess the situation with the misreported inventory and COGS).
We started a new position in $LPLA this week based off of attractive MACD levels and am looking for a nice return in the next 3-6 months. The stock has been a terrific performer for the last few years. I have no plan to hold long term, though I do like their performance. We will see what comes of this one.
Lastly we added to our $URNM turtle trend trade twice this week, as the trend as continued to gain strength. We have one more add planned and then we let it ride as high as it will take us! If you want to learn more about the turtle trend strategy, I have published a full article on it which you can read here. The below table is a log of the trades taken under the strategy so far.
Below is a breakdown of the trades I made this week:
- August 28th, 2023
- NAPCO ($NSSC) – added 3 shares at $22.57.
- August 29th, 2023
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ($SCHD) – weekly $10 buy for 0.134535 shares.
- SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) – weekly $10 buy for 0.022303 shares.
- Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF ($XYLG) – weekly $10 buy for 0.36075 shares and dividend reinvested.
- August 30th, 2023
- Sprott Uranium Miners ETF ($URNM) – added 5 shares at $38.36, turtle trade add.
- September 1st, 2023
- Sprott Uranium Miners ETF ($URNM) – added 3 shares at $39.27, turtle trade add.
- LPL Financial ($LPLA) – added 1 share at $235.87
That is it for the update this week. The weekly market recap and next week’s outlook is prepared. Read those here.
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Thank you for reading! See you next week and stay safe!