Saturday, September 22, 2012

August 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 dividends earned.

Dividends Received

Total dividends received during the month were $449.43, consisting of:

- $83.64 Abbott Laboratories (ABT)
- $17.36 Colgate-Palmolive (CL)
- $13.26 General Dynamics (GD)
- $48.19 National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN)
- $68.62 Nucor Corporation (NUE)
- $79.80 Procter & Gamble (PG)
- $40.00 Raytheon Company (RTN)
- $98.56 AT&T Inc. (T)

Annualized Dividend Income

Including new purchases and dividend increases, my annual PCP dividend income is now $8,353.68 at the current dividend rates. This is up $212.40 from last month's $8,141.28 amount. The PCP has never experienced a monthly decline in annualized dividend income.

Portfolio Returns

- Year-to-date: 11.05%
- Life-to-date: 16.86% (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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