Every month, I like to perform a dividend portfolio update. There’s two reasons why I like to track my investments. The obvious reason is to do it for myself. I like to see which stocks I’m buying and selling. I also love to watch my annual income increase on a monthly basis.
The other reason is I do it for my readers. I find that a lot of people are interested in the stocks that I follow and some love to ask me questions. The dividend growth community is a lovely and welcoming community and I hope it continues and makes a lot of investors financially stable. Sadly, I never learned anything about investing while in school. It was something that i had to pick up by reading articles online. I’m finding that still reigns true as a lot of college graduates come out of college with a job, but no idea on what to do with their money. Let’s do our part in helping them become dividend growth investors!
And now, on with the update!
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Not long ago the days were cold and the nights even colder. Now that April has arrived, the weather warmed up and being outside is a much more pleasant experience. Another pleasant experience was seeing that my Dividend Portfolio closed up for the month! After a few red months, just seeing green makes me feel much better.
Let’s go ahead and dive in and see what happened with the portfolio for April 2018!
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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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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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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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