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!
Daily Dividend Portfolio Update – May 2014
I have to admit, even I didn’t realize it had been almost 2 years since I last updated the Daily Dividend Investor blog! Well, slowly but surely, I’m back and making updates.
I’ve started by finally updating the DDI portfolio holdings page – it’s now up to date as of May 2014 and I’m happy to say that I think I’ve found a little bit cleaner way to display all the holdings. Half the battle with keeping a blog updated is just trying to make things presentable in a half way decent fashion. I hope it’s more readable in it’s current form. I’ve also provided links to download a PDF copy if you’re interested.
I’ve already recorded a few videos that I believe will be helpful for anyone building their own dividend income portfolio. I’ll update the blog once I’ve got them uploaded to YouTube.
Passive Income Seekers
I’m encouraged that even with no significant updates to the Daily https://migrainedaily.wordpress.com/ Dividend Investor blog for the last few years, it continues to get several hundred hits a day! Obviously I’m not the only one looking to build passive income with dividends and I’m glad that you’ve stopped by to take a look.
That’s it for now – just a quick update. Take a look at the new DDI portfolio holdings page and give me your thoughts and feedback – both on the look and feel as well as any questions about the current holdings.
To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the blog over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com
I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks – most likely until the new year, but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!
The Daily Dividend Portfolio – Quick Video Recap
After receiving quite a few emails from readers asking questions about the Daily Dividend Investor portfolio I thought it might be helpful to create a few videos answering some of the most common questions.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting a number of videos that tell what exactly the DDI portfolio is, why I started the portfolio, how I choose the stocks I add, and most importantly, I show you how to build your own passive income portfolio starting with very little money!
In the mean time, take a look at my first video in the series, “What is the DDI Portfolio?” I hope you enjoy it and feel free to post any questions you might have in the comments below. Thanks!
A new look for the DDI blog…
I’ve spent some time over the last week or so tweaking the design and look of the Daily Dividend Investor blog. While ultimately, it’s true what they say that the substance and content is way more important than the style – I think style is important in that the content needs to be easy to read to have real value.
I spent a couple of hours previewing all of the WordPress themes that are available and finally settled on one called “Freshly”. I like it because the header image is clean and the menus are crisp and easy to find. I’m not thrilled about the font selection, but since I’m only using the free WordPress service I don’t get a lot of choices. For now I’m quite happy with this theme and the layout – I hope you’ll find it easier to read as well.
Over the next week or so I hope to provide more information / content about the current portfolio holdings as well as how I got where I am and how I plan to move the portfolio forward, as well as a Q&A section. I hope you will come back often – I look forward to hearing from you!