I’ve been collecting questions from readers of the blog and folks checking out the YouTube channel over the last few months and finally sat down and put together this Q&A video. I hope this will give you a little better sense of how I think about and manage the DDI portfolio.
Take a look and let me know if you have questions about the Daily Dividend Portfolio – you can drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here or on the YouTube Channel.
Daily Dividend Portfolio 6 Month Update – December 2014
The 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:
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
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
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!
30 Days of Increased Dividends and Counting…
With Monday’s dividend announcement by both Game Stop Corp (ticker: GME) and ITC Holdings (ticker: ITC) we’ve now seen 33 straight days of dividend increases! In 2012 alone, we’ve seen well over 500 dividend increases with a number of companies announcing multiple increases.
The fact that we continue to see more and more companies increase their dividend payout is a good sign that the economy and the markets in general are continuing to improve.
On a regular basis I continue to read that more and more investors are pulling money out of the stock Continue reading “30 Days of Increased Dividends and Counting…”
2 Paychecks Today – Zero Work
Ok, so granted, no one is getting rich here, but the passive income continues to build.
The middle and the end of the month are always the times when the dividend payouts are highest, so being the final week of July, I thought I’d check in on the DDI portfolio today to see what’s up.
After logging into my WellsTrade account, I found that today I received two checks, one from Campbell Soups (ticker: CPB) and the other from my monthly Oil & Gas trust Sabine Royalty (ticker: SBR) for a total of $69.10. Nice – I’ll take it! Since tomorrow is the last day of the month I expect to get a good number of checks then too….we’ll see.
While I haven’t written many updates recently, I have been continuing to add new positions as well as build on existing ones with the cash stream generated by the DDI portfolio. I hope to give a brief update on all the new positions in the next few days.
With all the new additions to the portfolio, I’m now on track to generate over $500 consistently each month in passive payouts. It feels good to finally complete my first goal of producing $500/month in passive income – now it’s on to $600 and beyond!