My Dividend Investment Portfolio Update – October 2016

///My Dividend Investment Portfolio Update – October 2016

My Dividend Investment Portfolio Update – October 2016

I have been tracking my investment income for years and years, but when I sold the site I decided to sell a large portion of my investment income.  It went from around a $30,000 balance with the following income history:Dividend income by Quarter January 2016

However, it feels like with this new iteration of my site, and my investment portfolio I should start my tracking over as well except this time I am going to share even more information including holdings and balances.  So, I am going to start over from when I sold my site and a sizeable chunk of the portfolio.

My September 2016 Investment Activity

My Undervalued Dividend Growth Stock Purchases

I usually only make one purchase a month, but in September I made my normal purchase plus a smaller one:

  • On 9/9/2016 I bought 10 shares at $72.92/share.  This represented my normal and systematic $500 purchase + $163 I cleared from selling puts in August.  This was a new position
  • Early in the month of September the market had some volatility and I figured I would buy a small lot in Target (I have free trades from TD Ameritrade).  I had already owned 30 shares and I purchased another 5 shares for $336

My Investment Income

  • I received $72.09 in dividends that were automatically reinvested; and
  • I earned $133.45 selling naked short puts.

The $133.45 will be added to my normal $500 investment when I make my purchase in October.

My Current Holdings & Ratios

CompanyTickerSharesPriceValueCost BasisCurrent Dividend PayoutCurrent Expected Annual IncomeYield on Cost
CATERPILLAR INCCAT22.201$89.42$1,985.21$75.34$3.08$68.384.09%
Community Trust BankcorpCTBI15.132$36.71$555.50$34.09$1.28$19.373.75%
CULLEN FROST BANKERS INCCFR10.078$72.85$734.18$65.23$2.16$21.773.31%
Emerson ElectricEMR26.24$53.69$1,408.83$48.42
Franklin ResourcesBEN22$36.76$808.72$34.53$0.72$15.842.09%
SONOCO PRODS COSON22.159$50.93$1,128.56$36.79$1.48$32.804.02%
TARGET CORPTGT28.243$67.74$1,913.18$71.13$2.40$67.783.37%
PRICE T ROWE GROUPTROW35.244$67.58$2,381.79$69.13$2.16$76.133.12%
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPUTX20.129$102.25$2,058.19$87.58$2.64$53.143.01%

How was your month?

By | 2016-11-07T21:22:21+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Dividend Investment Portfolio|8 Comments

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  1. DivHut October 6, 2016 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Looks like you brought in some good income for the month. Combo dividends and options like many of our fellow bloggers do these days. Nice to see a few names in common too paying us in September. Thanks for sharing these results.

    • Evan October 11, 2016 at 8:50 am - Reply

      It is amazing how trends work in waves! I don’t remember seeing anyone talking about options a few years ago.

  2. ambertree October 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Nice results. And pretty decent selling options income as well!

    • Evan October 11, 2016 at 8:51 am - Reply

      Thank you! Really appreciate it

  3. Cash Lab October 10, 2016 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Good job for the month, looking forward to watching your portfolio grow!

    • Evan October 11, 2016 at 9:15 am - Reply

      Thank you for stopping by!

  4. John October 11, 2016 at 7:32 am - Reply

    September is always a great month for dividend income in my portfolio. Looks like the same for you with several common stocks – TGT, EMR, AFL, and CAT.

    I like that you are able to generate extra cash to invest using options too!

    • Evan October 11, 2016 at 9:16 am - Reply

      I absolutely love selling naked puts in a controlled way! I wish I learned about this strategy years ago

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