Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Top 20 Stock Holdings

Here are the top 20 stocks in my Dividend Portfolio as of 1/31/13 ranked by size of holdings.

1. Kinder Morgan Energy (KMP) USA
2. DCP Midstream Partners (DPM) USA
3. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) USA
4. Procter & Gamble (PG) USA
5. Barclays PLC (BCS) UK
6. General Electric Company (GE) USA
7. PepsiCo (PEP) USA
8. ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) USA
9. Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP) USA
10. Exxon Mobil (XOM) USA
11. Becton, Dickinson and Co (BDX) USA
12. Pfizer (PFE) USA
13. Unilever NV (UN) Netherlands
14. Abbott Labs (ABT) USA
15. Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) USA
16. Aircastle Limited (AYR) USA
17. CommonWealth REIT (CWH) USA
18. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) UK
19. Vanguard High Dividend Yield (VYM) USA
20. Novartis (NVS) Switzerland

Here are the top 10 holdings of the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) as of 12/31/12. The Fund consists of stocks that are characterized by higher-than-average dividend yields, and is based on the U.S. component of the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (GEIS). Real estate investment trusts (REITs), whose income generally do not qualify for favorable tax treatment as qualified dividend income (QDI) are removed, as are stocks that have not paid a dividend during the previous 12 months.

1. Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) USA
2. Microsoft (MSFT) USA
3. General Electric Company (GE) USA
4. Chevron (CVX) USA
5. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) USA
6. AT&T (T) USA
7. Procter & Gamble (PG) USA
8. Pfizer (PFE) USA
9. Walmart (WMT) USA
10. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) USA

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

February Dividend Income Update

I have been building a stock portfolio of dividend stocks outside of my retirement accounts that I will use to help produce income in retirement. This portfolio was valued at $166,278 as of the end of January.

My Annualized Dividend Income as of the end of February increased to $7,256 from $7,242 over the past month. This means my dividend stocks will pay $7,256 in dividends over the next 12 months. This portfolio of stocks has a current yield of 4.36%.

All my dividend distributions from the month went toward paying down debt. The stock market was up slightly for the month and we continue to see companies increasing their dividends this year.

Most of my stocks are held in my Vanguard Brokerage account and the rest are DRIPs. I am keeping track of the amount of income I could receive once I retire or choose to receive the dividends in cash.

I will post my Top 20 Stock Holdings on Wednesday.

Monday, March 4, 2013

February Net Worth

As of the end of February our Net Worth increased to $1,115,402 from $1,110,399 for the month which is a 0.45% increase. We are still slowly moving above the $1M barrier which we first broke in March. The increase in net worth is tied to the increase in the stock market for the past month.

The breakout is as follows:

ASSETS
Retirement Accounts $584,934
Taxable Accounts $166,278
Cash $50,655
Home $205,000
Other Real Estate $147,500
Cars $15,800
Personal Property $3,000
Kids 529 Accounts $51,910

DEBT
Other Mortgage $107,661
Car Loan $2,014

NET WORTH
$1,115,402

We use our credit cards for rewards but pay off the balances each month. We are starting to reinvest our dividends received this month and will use a small part to continue paying down debt.

We also have a car loan of $2,014 since we purchased a new car in October 2011.

We will be paying down debt and trying to building up our cash over the next few months to increase our cash reserves. You can click on my Net Worth graph on the right to see the changes in each category from the previous month. We continue to fund our Roth IRA's each month.

I will post my Dividend Income Update on Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Top 20 Stock Holdings

Here are the top 20 stocks in my Dividend Portfolio as of 1/31/13 ranked by size of holdings.

1. Kinder Morgan Energy (KMP) USA
2. DCP Midstream Partners (DPM) USA
3. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) USA
4. Procter & Gamble (PG) USA
5. Barclays PLC (BCS) UK
6. General Electric Company (GE) USA
7. ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) USA
8. Exxon Mobil (XOM) USA
9. PepsiCo (PEP) USA
10. Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP) USA
11. Pfizer (PFE) USA
12. Becton, Dickinson and Co (BDX) USA
13. Unilever NV (UN) Netherlands
14. Abbott Labs (ABT) USA
15. Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) USA
16. Aircastle Limited (AYR) USA
17. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) UK
18. Vanguard High Dividend Yield (VYM) USA
19. Banco Santander (SAN) Spain
20. Novartis (NVS) Switzerland

Here are the top 10 holdings of the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) as of 12/31/12. The Fund consists of stocks that are characterized by higher-than-average dividend yields, and is based on the U.S. component of the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (GEIS). Real estate investment trusts (REITs), whose income generally do not qualify for favorable tax treatment as qualified dividend income (QDI) are removed, as are stocks that have not paid a dividend during the previous 12 months.

1. Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) USA
2. Microsoft (MSFT) USA
3. General Electric Company (GE) USA
4. Chevron (CVX) USA
5. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) USA
6. AT&T (T) USA
7. Procter & Gamble (PG) USA
8. Pfizer (PFE) USA
9. Walmart (WMT) USA
10. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) USA

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

January Dividend Income Update

I have been building a stock portfolio of dividend stocks outside of my retirement accounts that I will use to help produce income in retirement. This portfolio was valued at $166,479 as of the end of January.

My Annualized Dividend Income as of the end of January increased to $7,242 from $7,014 over the past month. This means my dividend stocks will pay $7,242 in dividends over the next 12 months. This portfolio of stocks has a current yield of 4.35%.

All my dividend distributions from the month went toward paying down debt. The stock market was up about 5% for the month and we continue to see companies increasing their dividends this year.

Most of my stocks are held in my Vanguard Brokerage account and the rest are DRIPs. I am keeping track of the amount of income I could receive once I retire or choose to receive the dividends in cash.

I will post my Top 20 Stock Holdings on Wednesday.