Saturday, May 26, 2012

April 2012 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 $626.42, consisting of:

- $21.33 Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP)
- $86.94 Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF)
- $80.60 Community Trust Bank Corp. (CTBI)
- $68.31 Genuine Parts Co. (GPC)
- $48.96 Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)
- $51.80 Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)
- $33.66 The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
- $46.48 Leggett & Platt Inc. (LEG)
- $50.44 Medtronic, Inc. (MDT)
- $49.80 Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY)
- $20.52 Sysco Corp. (SYY)
- $67.58 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Annualized Dividend Income

Including new purchases and dividend increases, my annual PCP dividend income is now $7,368.78 at the current dividend rates. This is up $305.50 from last month's $7,063.28 amount. The PCP has never experienced a monthly decline in annualized dividend income.

Portfolio Returns

- Year-to-date: 1.56%
- Life-to-date: 13.71% (annualized)

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

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(Photo: Arcelia Vanasse)

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