Saturday, January 14, 2012

December 2011 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 update its holdings.

Dividends Received

Total dividends received during the month were $626.73, consisting of:

- $65.94 Intel Corporation (INTC)
- $89.76 ConocoPhillips (COP)
- $23.10 AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)
- $40.00 Emerson Electric Company (EMR)
- $18.24 United Technologies (UTX)
- $17.16 Chevron Corporation (CVX)
- $55.86 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
- $68.60 McDonald's Corporation (MCD)
- $15.60 Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED)
- $31.02 The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
- $76.85 CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)
- $30.00 Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT)
- $85.40 Universal Health Realty Income (UHT)
- $09.20 Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI)

Annualized Dividend Income

During the month, new purchases increased the PCP's annualized income by $175.92. With the new purchases and dividend increases, my annual PCP dividend income is now $6,234.46 at the current dividend rates. This is up $266.00 from last month's $5,968.46 amount. The PCP has never experienced a monthly decline in annualized dividend income.

Portfolio Returns

- Month: 2.31%
- Year-to-date: 17.03%
- Life-to-date: 17.08% (annualized)

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

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