Saturday, October 15, 2011

September 2011 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance Update

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 $542.76, consisting of:

- $65.94 Intel Corporation (INTC)
- $66.00 ConocoPhillips (COP)
- $49.64 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)
- $18.85 Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)
- $17.16 Chevron Corp. (CVX)
- $18.24 United Technologies Corp. (UTX)
- $15.60 Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED)
- $59.78 McDonald's Corp. (MCD)
- $76.85 CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)
- $60.80 Harleysville Group Inc. (HGIC)
- $09.20 Owens & Minor Inc. (OMI)
- $84.70 Universal Health Trust (UHT)

Securities Sold/Purchased

During the month I liquidated my position in Harleysville Group Inc. (HGIC). The following securities were purchased during the month:

- 70 Shares AFLAC Inc. (AFL) providing $84.00 in annual dividend income
- 36 Shares ConocoPhillips (COP) providing $95.04 in annual dividend income
- 78 Shares Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) providing $112.32 in annual dividend income
- 64 Shares Genuine Parts Company (GPC) providing $115.20 in annual dividend income
- 122 Shares National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN) providing $187.88 in annual dividend income

Annualized Dividend Income

Including the above transactions, my annual PCP dividend income is now $5,556.42 at the current dividend rates. This is up $393.97 from last month's $5,162.45 amount. The PCP has never experienced a monthly decline in annualized dividend income.

Portfolio Returns

- Month: 0.98%
- Year-to-date: 3.01%
- Life-to-date: 9.57% (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-November.

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

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