My Dividend Investment Portfolio Update – October 2016

by Evan

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

Company Ticker Shares Price Value Cost Basis Current Dividend Payout Current Expected Annual Income Yield on Cost
Aflac AFL 10 $71.90 $719.00 $72.93 $1.64 $16.40 2.25%
CATERPILLAR INC CAT 22.201 $89.42 $1,985.21 $75.34 $3.08 $68.38 4.09%
Community Trust Bankcorp CTBI 15.132 $36.71 $555.50 $34.09 $1.28 $19.37 3.75%
CULLEN FROST BANKERS INC CFR 10.078 $72.85 $734.18 $65.23 $2.16 $21.77 3.31%
Emerson Electric EMR 26.24 $53.69 $1,408.83 $48.42
Franklin Resources BEN 22 $36.76 $808.72 $34.53 $0.72 $15.84 2.09%
SONOCO PRODS CO SON 22.159 $50.93 $1,128.56 $36.79 $1.48 $32.80 4.02%
TARGET CORP TGT 28.243 $67.74 $1,913.18 $71.13 $2.40 $67.78 3.37%
PRICE T ROWE GROUP TROW 35.244 $67.58 $2,381.79 $69.13 $2.16 $76.13 3.12%
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP UTX 20.129 $102.25 $2,058.19 $87.58 $2.64 $53.14 3.01%
211.426 $13,693.16 $371.60

How was your month?

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8 comments

DivHut October 6, 2016 - 2:48 am

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.

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Evan October 11, 2016 - 8:50 am

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

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ambertree October 7, 2016 - 12:43 pm

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

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Evan October 11, 2016 - 8:51 am

Thank you! Really appreciate it

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L October 10, 2016 - 1:47 pm

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

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Evan October 11, 2016 - 9:15 am

Thank you for stopping by!

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John October 11, 2016 - 7:32 am

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!

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Evan October 11, 2016 - 9:16 am

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

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