I’ve 3 Dividend Income Portfolios that I update on a monthly basis to show how they are growing. Passive Income earned from these portfolios is also updated monthly.

1. Dividend Re-Investment Plan Portfolio (DRIP)

Ticker Name Qty Price Total
ABBV Abbvie Inc. 50 $59.55 $2,977.50
BBL BHP Billiton plc 70 $32.25 $2,257.50
CL Colgate-Palmolive 15 $66.35 $995.25
CLX The Clorox Company 20 $121.94 $2,438.80
COP ConocoPhillips 50 $53.35 $2,667.50
CVX Chevron Corp 30 $90.88 $2,726.40
GSK GlaxoSmithKline Plc 60 $43.06 $3,014.20
HCN Welltower, Inc. 15 $64.87 $973.05
HSY The Hersey Company 5.14 $88.69 $456.47
IBM IBM Inc. 10 $140.08 $1,400.80
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corp 25 $119.71 $2,992.75
KMI Kinder Morgan, Inc. 70 $27.35 $1,914.50
KO The Coca-Cola Company 50 $42.35 $2,117.50
MCD McDonalds Corp 20 $112.25 $2,245.00
MO Altria Group, Inc. 60 $60.47 $3,628.20
OHI Omega Healthcare Inv., Inc. 30 $34.52 $1,035.60
PG Proctor & Gamble Company 55 $76.38 $4,200.90
PM Phillip Morris Intl, Inc. 35 $88.40 $3,094.00
RDSA Royal Dutch Shell plc 30 $52.46 $1,573.80
T AT&T Inc. 50 $33.51 $1,675.50
VZ Verizon Comm. Inc. 40 $46.88 $1,875.20
WMT Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 50 $57.24 $2,862.00
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp 30 $82.74 $2,482.20

2. Dividend Income Growth Portfolio (DIP)

Ticker Name Qty Price Total
AGNC American Capital Agency 100 $17.84 $1,784.00
BBL BHP Billiton plc 90 $32.25 $2,902.50
BNS The Bank of Nova Scotia 20 $46.98 $939.60
COP ConocoPhillips 60 $53.47 $3,208.20
CVX Chevron Corp. 30 $90.84 $2,725.20
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. 30 $73.50 $2,205.00
DVY iShares Select Dividend ETF 15 $76.82 $1,152.45
GE General Electric 45 $28.95 $1,302.97
GIS General Mills Inc. 20 $58.11 $1,162.20
GSK GlaxoSmithKline 40 $43.24 $1,729.60
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 20 $101.14 $2,022.90
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc. 120 $27.38 $3,286.80
MO Altria Inc. 75 $60.41 $4,531.13
NLY Annaly Cap Mgmt 100 $9.98 $998.00
O Realty Income Corp 70 $49.56 $3,469.20
OHI Omega Healthcare Inc. 100 $35.00 $3,500.00
OKE ONEOK Inc. 100 $33.90 $3,390.00
PM Phillip Morris Inc. 50 $88.68 $4,434.25
PSEC Prospect Capital 100 $7.32 $732.00
PTY PIMCO Corp & Opportunity 100 $14.07 $1,407.00
RDS.B Royal Dutch Shell 100 $52.69 $5,269.00
REM iShares Mortgage RE 100 $9.93 $993.00
SO Southern Company 30 $44.99 $1,349.70
SOUTY South32 Ltd. 12 $5.14 $61.68
T AT&T Inc. 45 $33.54 $1,509.52
TIS Orchids Paper Products Co. 55 $29.30 $1,612.05
UL Unilever plc. 30 $44.45 $1,333.50
VNQ Vanguard REIT Index ETF 16 $79.83 $1,277.36
VOD Vodafone Group, plc 80 $32.84 $2,627.60
VPU Vanguard Utilities ETF 12 $94.83 $1,137.96
VYM Vanguard Hi Dividend Yield ETF 17 $67.98 $1,155.83

3. Roth IRA 

Ticker Name Qty Price Total
HCP HCP, Inc. 27 $37.20 $1,004.40
DE Deere & Comp 12 $78.00 $936.00
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc 40 $27.35 $1,094.00
RAI Reynolds American Inc. 36 $48.32 $1,739.52
VNR Vanguard Natural Res LLC 45 $7.89 $355.05
WPC W.P. Carey, Inc. 15 $63.37 $950.55


Year 2016:
Total Portfolio value (Oct 2016): $238,717.36
Total Portfolio value (Sep 2016): $245,997.11
Total Portfolio value (Aug 2016): $243,264.29
Total Portfolio value (Jul 2016): $241,856.44
Total Portfolio value (Jun 2016): $236,105.61
Total Portfolio value (May 2016): $211,659.34
Total Portfolio value (Apr 2016): $206,970.38
Total Portfolio value (Mar 2016): $193,596.63
Total Portfolio value (Feb 2016): $170,830.67
Total Portfolio value (Jan 2016): $160,466.54

Year 2015:
Total Portfolio value (Dec 2015): $161,168.11
Total Portfolio value (Nov 2015): $152,669.64
Total Portfolio value (Oct 2015): $122,894.60
Total Portfolio value (Sep 2015): $107,741.13
Total Portfolio value (Aug 2015): $92,361.24
Total Portfolio value (Jul 2015): $81,388.44
Total Portfolio value (Jun 2015): $76,897.61
Total Portfolio value (May 2015): $75,886.64
Total Portfolio value (Apr 2015): $74,673.42
Total Portfolio value (Mar 2015): $69,385.54
Total Portfolio value (Feb 2015): $67,094.55
Total Portfolio value (Jan 2015): $59,274.97

Year 2014:
Total Portfolio value (Dec 2014): $57,869.03
Total Portfolio value (Nov 2014): $56,219.56
Total Portfolio value (Oct 2014): $50,350.85
Total Portfolio value (Sept 2014): $44,881.98
Total Portfolio value (Aug 2014): $43,816.34
Total Portfolio value (July 2014): $40,832.41
Total Portfolio value (Jun 2014): $39,673.40
Total Portfolio value (May 2014): $36,259.14
Total Portfolio value (Apr 2014): $30,658.16
Total Portfolio value (Mar 2014): $26,407.06

Year 2013:
Total Portfolio value: ~$25,000.00

Year 2012:
Total Portfolio value: ~$10,000.00

Year 2011:
Begin Portfolio

What have been your best investments in your portfolio and how is your portfolio doing recently?

16 thoughts on “PORTFOLIO

  1. Hi PIM,

    Just discovered your blog from your comment over at Dividend Mantra. Nice portfolio’s, I own a lot of the same names: BP, KO, MCD, MO, O, PM, and WMT. I too have 3 separate ones: my Roth IRA where I drip everything, a taxable brokerage account, and an account through Loyal3. My best investment so far with regards to capital gains (on paper) has been Apple, my cost basis is around $400 a share. For the best one in regards to dividends, it’s Realty Income, I’m getting around $20 a month from them now. My total portfolio is around 18k and I’m hoping to get 1000 in dividend income this year as I continue adding to it.

    Good luck on your goals and I look forward to following you on your journey to financial independence.

    Best wishes,


    1. Hi SFZ,

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind wishes!

      You have started out with nice blue chip and Dividend Aristocrat companies. I thought of buying Apple also around $450 but, technology changes at such a fast pace, you never know where the next innovation will come from and who the next leaders would be. But, Apple has a current healthy dividend of 2.23% and P/E of just 13. So, even at current price of $536, it is still a great buy.

      I stopped by at your blog and you have set high goals for portfolio amount. Good luck for those goals. I will add you in my blog roll.

      Best wishes,

  2. Hi PIM,

    I’ve just discovered your blog on Dividend Mantra’s Blogroll. I’m new to blogging as well (less than a month). I just wanted to offer my support in these initial stages as I know how much work is involved. I like the look of your site too, it’s very clean and easy on the eye.

    It looks like you have been busy since 2011, Great work here!

    You have some very reliable dividend paying stock here, and it’s always nice to see people investing UK stocks as well. GlaxoSmithKline are in my portfolio and they’re one of the most reliable paying shares in the UK.

    Good luck with your journey towards FI, and your Blog! I will keep checking in on how you’re doing.

    All the best

    1. Hi Huw,

      Thanks for stopping by from UK! It is great to hear views, opinions and share them.

      I have several UK stocks like GSK, BP as these are solid companies with long term potential and good dividends Also, I want to dabble a little bit in emergency market, like BRICS countries, as their overall share is growing as well, e.g, DVYE.

      Good luck for your blog as well. Yes, it is a lot of work.

      Best wishes,

  3. Hi PIM,

    My favorite income stock is Seaspan (SSW). Their income is recurring and under contract for years, their payout ratio is very small (~20%) and they pay a 5%+ yield.

    If you check out their investor relation section you can learn a lot from their presentations. Its one of my personal largest holdings, and the dividend is growing quite quickly.

    Long Term Brian

    1. Hi Brian,

      Thanks for stopping by!

      SSW has run quite a lot in last 5 years, almost 5 times, but, still yields 6.3% which is pretty good. I went to your blog and happy to see your Passive Income journey started.

      Best wishes,

      1. Hey PIM,

        Sure thing. Yes, SSW has run, but that shouldn’t ever make you afraid of investing. After all, the past doesn’t matter with stocks, its all about the future.

        SSW has committed to a ‘progressive’ dividend policy. They’ve raised is substantially over the past 5 years, and still have plenty of room left to raise it (just did so by 10% in March). I think this has a better than average chance of strong income and stock price appreciation as the payout moves higher.

        Looking forward to following your blog!

        Long Term Brian

        1. HI Brian,

          I agree its about future earnings. I will keep SSW under radar and further do some more research.

          Best wishes,

    2. Hi LTB,

      While SSW does offer an impressive and growing dividend the past couple years or so they do have an absurdly high PE well over 100%. I love yield and income as much as the next guy but I also want to sleep well at night knowing my future dividend payments can be made from the cash flow generated by the business and not by issuing more debt/stock to cover current payouts.

  4. Hi PIM,

    Great start with your portfolio. Nice balance of stable dividend growth with some high yields thrown in for fun. I have to say your portfolio #1 DRIP looks very similar to mine. A balanced and conservative approach. Keep on truckin’

    1. Hi DivHut,

      Thanks for stopping by and your nice comments. Appreciate it very much!

      I’m glad to hear that you have similar portfolio, we are happy campers 🙂

      Best wishes.

  5. Hi PIM,
    why is the Nummer of the complete portfolio >200k? When I put together the three single portfolios I get about >120k…?
    Best regards

    1. Hi Rimrack,

      I’ve not updated my portfolio and do not track the size: reason is that now, main focus is how much income it generates and not portfolio amount which could fluctuate a lot during bear and bull phase.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Howdy, thanks for all the content, but quick question: If your portfolio is ~$125K and you may hit $12K in dividends this year, that would be a ~10% yield, much better than an average dividend of ~3-4% that I often read about. Is there an accelerating factor or I’m curious to understand this better? Thanks!

    1. Hi Terry,

      Good to hear from you. I used to post total amount of portfolio earlier, you can see the last number quoted is $238K (above in monthly figures) and even now, my portfolio is close to that figure, as I’m not buying much recently and I think market is in overvalued territory. From these two figures, you can calculate the yield, but, with dividend growth, it could grow to that level at some point. Hope it helps.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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