Saturday, November 17, 2012

October 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 $539.68, consisting of:

- $ 21.33 Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)
- $ 88.02 Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF)
- $109.62 Community Trust Bancorp Inc. (CTBI)
- $ 68.31 Genuine Parts Company (GPC)
- $ 33.66 The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
- $ 48.14 Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG)
- $ 54.08 Medtronic, Inc. (MDT)
- $ 96.00 Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc. (PNY)
- $ 20.52 Sysco Corporation (SYY)

Annualized Dividend Income

Including new purchases and dividend increases, my annual PCP dividend income is now $8,792.60 at the current dividend rates. This is up $174.40 from last month's $8,618.20 amount. The PCP has never experienced a monthly decline in annualized dividend income.

Portfolio Returns

- Year-to-date: 12.85%
- Life-to-date: 16.30% (annualized)

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

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