Saturday, August 14, 2010

* Pocket Change Portfolio - July 2010

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 update its holdings.

Dividends Received

Total dividends received during the month were $123.33, consisting of:
  • $7.60 Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (BIV)
  • $12.30 Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV)
  • $5.23 PowerShares Emerging Mkt Debt (PCY)
  • $29.04 The Coca-Cola Company (KO) | Analysis
  • $11.48 Genuine Parts Company (GPC) | Analysis
  • $31.68 Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) | Analysis
  • $26.00 Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG) | Analysis

Dividend Stock Purchases

The following securities were purchased during the month:
  • 68 Shares AT&T, Inc. (T) providing $114.24 in annual dividend income [Analysis]
  • 60 Shares Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF) providing $94.80 in annual dividend income [Analysis]
  • 34 Shares Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) providing $41.14 in annual dividend income [Analysis]

Annualized Dividend Income

Including the above purchases, my annual PCP dividend income is now $2,083.72 at the current dividend rates. This is up $248.84 from last month's $1,834.88 amount. The PCP has never had a monthly decline in annualized dividend income.

Portfolio Returns

  • Month: 4.51%
  • Year-to-date: 3.19%
  • Life-to-date: 9.41% (annualized)
My PCP holdings are always available by selecting the Holdings option from the menu in the header. The next PCP update will be mid-September.

(Photo: sanja gjenero)