Top 5 Factors for Choosing the Best Dividend Investments – Part 1

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If you are investing in dividend stocks for income, you already know that there are 1000’s of companies to consider when investing your money. So how to you choose the best place to put your money? You’ve heard it a hundred times – to protect your portfolio, be “Diversified”. But what if you diversify using the wrong mix of companies? It’s not hard to build a really poorly performing portfolio – so how can you avoid those pitfalls and rise above?

Well, there’s no silver bullet, but here are a few things that I look for when adding a new position to the DDI Portfolio.

Here’s my Top Five Factors for Choosing the Best Dividend Investments… Continue reading “Top 5 Factors for Choosing the Best Dividend Investments – Part 1”

Daily Dividend Portfolio 6 Month Update – December 2014

Daily Dividend Portfolio 6 Month Update – December 2014

holiday shopping for passive income more cash gifts wealth creation passive income ddi blogThe DDI Portfolio has mostly been on auto-pilot these last 6 months, but has not only continued to pump out the dividends but has had a nice 3% capital gain since the last update in May. That’s a 6% annualized return, on top of the roughly 5% average dividend return the portfolio generates on an on going basis.

DDI Portfolio Holding Changes

You can take a look at the current portfolio as well as the May portfolio here: DDI Portfolio Current Holdings – December 2014

You’ll probably notice that even though I’ve mostly been hands off, I did make a few changes.

I started out with a few trades including:

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Aflac – AFL  50 Shares
Cincinnati Financial – CINF 50 Shares
National Retail Properties – NNN 100 Shares
Tupperware – TUP 50 Shares
Vector Group Ltd – VGR 10 Shares
CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate – IGR 300 Shares
Gladstone Investment – GAIN 300 Shares

SOLD

California Water Service Group – CWT 400 Shares
Douglas Dynamics – PLOW 50 Shares
Gladstone Land – LAND 200 Shares
Sherwin Williams – SHW 5 Shares
Metlife Preferred – MLU 25 Shares

Also during the last 6 months one of the DDI holdings, Northstar Realty Finance issues new shares via a spin-off leaving the portfolio with:

150 Shares of NSAM – Northstar Asset Management
and
150 Shares of NRF – Northstar Realty Finance

More updates coming soon

Thanks for following along on Facebook and Twitter as well as the blog updates. Remember, I’m always interested in your thoughts and ideas, so if you have a question or comment, don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

That’s it for now – Talk soon!