Dividend Portfolio Update for March 2018

With fears of tariffs and a trade war, the stock market continues to bring the pain with the S&P closing down -2.64% and the Dow -3.47% (morningstar.com) for the month of March.

And while my dividend portfolio did close down for the month of March, it performed better than the overall market so I can’t complain too much. Of course, my dividend portfolio was created for the long term and any blips in the market shouldn’t be worried about. Sometimes dips in the market can open opportunities to buying high quality dividend stocks!

Let’s see the details of my dividend portfolio for March 2018.

 

 

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Dividend Portfolio Update for February 2018

February was the worst month for the U.S. markets since the presidential election with the market closing down almost -4%. This of course follows one of the better months for the stock market with the S&P index being up 5.6% in January. The market was in full reaction mode with the announcement of potentially new tariff’s for imported steel and aluminum.

The portfolio overall value definitely took a big size hit this month but I’m still not worried. I managed to passively make a good chunk of money due to my holding of  high quality dividend stocks.

Another bit of portfolio news, HCN is now called WELL.

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Dividend Portfolio Update for January 2018

Welcome to my Dividend Portfolio Update for January 2018! The first month of 2018 has come to a close and it was another strong month for the market (At the time of this writing, the market has dropped considerably).

I also did a little housekeeping with my cash since my Robinhood account was getting pretty high and I wasn’t finding anything noteworthy to buy. I went ahead and transferred $5,000 back into my savings to collect that sweet 1% until something big catches my eye.

Also, I went ahead and coded a new database driven webpage for my portfolio page. I was getting tired of screenshotting my spreadsheet and pasting it every month. I also made a quick screener for David Fish’s Dividend Champion spreadsheet that he releases every month. I use this as a quick reference instead of having to open the spreadsheet each time. It’s not entirely useful right now but I plan on adding more to it eventually.

Enough blabbing, let’s go ahead with the update.

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Dividend Portfolio Update for December 2017

Holiday season was in full bloom in the month of December and I hope everybody made some time for the love ones! As we ring in the new year, it’s nice to look back at my portfolio growth from December of last year. My dividend payout has increased 24% since last Decembers. I hope I can continue similar growth in the new year!

Enough blabbing, let’s go ahead with the update

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Dividend Portfolio Update for November 2017

I hope everybody had a good Thanksgiving and made the time to spend it with their loved ones!

Also if you live in the States, Black Friday descended upon us and thankfully my family didn’t spend too much. Every year there seems like there are less deals which is a good thing because my wallet wouldn’t like it very much. It’s good to treat yourself every now and then but it’s also important to keep an eye on the prize—passive income!

The portfolio had a great month that includes over 3% growth! We’re in a really strong bull market and it just keeps on surprising both myself and wallstreet.

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