Friday, December 4, 2015

November 2015 Progress Report

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in September, extending the streak to 38 consecutive months of increases. As noted in the June 19, 2015 post, in July 2015 I changed to reporting on total dividend income instead of just income from my Dividend Growth Portfolio.

Since I began tracking my total income progress, annualized dividend income has increased in 38 of the last 38 months.

Dividends Growth Stocks Portfolio

Dividend Changes:
During the month the following securities in my Dividend Growth Portfolio paid a higher dividend (a=dividend stated in annual terms, q=quarterly, m=monthly):

- Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN) $0.465q>$0.4675q
- Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) $0.34q>$0.38q 0.00]

For the year, the Dividend Growth Portfolio has recorded a 4.4% increase in dividend income from higher dividends. My goal for the year is a 5.0% increase. Yield on cost is currently 4.79%.

There were no sales in November.

Portfolio Allocaton

 82.8% Dividend Growth Stocks
 09.3% High-Yield
 00.7% High Dividend Growth
 07.2% Debt & Preferred Stock

My long-term target allocation is:

 50.0% Dividend Growth Stocks
 10.0% High-Yield
 10.0% High Dividend Growth
 30.0% Debt & Preferred Stock

Year-To-Date Annualized Portfolio Returns

+02.7% Dividend Growth Stocks
-04.2% High-Yeld
-12.0% High-Growth
+5.3% Debt & Preferred

That's it for this time. The next monthly progress update will be in early January.

Full Disclosure: Long, all the aforementioned securities. See a list of all my Dividend Growth Stocks Portfolio holdings here.

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(Photo: Arcelia Vanasse)

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