Saturday, August 24, 2013

July 2013 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

The Pocket Change Portfolio (PCP) was first introduced on September 13, 2008 as a real money dividend income portfolio funded by the "pocket change" earned from my various online endeavors. Each month I report on the portfolio's progress and dividends earned.

Dividends Received

Total dividends received during the month were $727.29, consisting of:

- $23.49 Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)
- $88.02 Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF)
- $158.76 Community Trust Bancorp Inc. (CTBI)
- $74.18 Genuine Parts Company (GPC)
- $51.68 Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)
- $56.70 Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)
- $68.88 The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
- $48.14 Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG)
- $36.96 Medtronic, Inc. (MDT)
- $99.20 Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc. (PNY)
- $21.28 Sysco Corporation (SYY)

Annualized Dividend Income

Including new purchases and dividend increases, my annual PCP dividend income is now $10,871.45 at the current dividend rates. This is up $107.12 from last month's $10,764.33 amount. The PCP has never experienced a monthly decline in annualized dividend income.

Portfolio Returns

- Year-to-date: 18.5%
- Life-to-date: 18.7% (annualized)

That's it for this month. The next PCP report will be mid-to-late September. Thanks for for reading!

Full Disclosure: Long all the aforementioned securities, except MDT. See a list of all my dividend growth income holdings here.

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(Photo: Arcelia Vanasse)

Tags: [ADP] [CINF] [CTBI] [GPC] [ITW] [KMB] [KO] [LEG] [MDT] [PNY] [SYY]


  1. I love reading this and watching the growth, and seeing that I can (and am) do this as well.

  2. This is such good guidance for me. I have always believed that this sort of thing is a good idea. I am deeing my dividends rise every month.

  3. Carol: Thanks for your kind words. The progress may seem slow, but it is steady and and looks good after several years pass.

    Best Wishes,


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