Published Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:46:25 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
Welcome to my monthly portfolio review covering all of the activity over the past month. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401(K) plan.
The goal of my portfolio is to generate a growing income stream for me and my wife during our golden years. The aim is to live off dividends without touching the principal. Dividend growth stocks are the chosen vehicle to meet that goal. At 33, I have approximately 26 years before I can (safely) touch any of this money.
After the calamity of October, November was a welcome relief though the ride was anything from smooth. Markets moved up to the election, down until Thanksgiving to then rally towards the end of the month. Even as I began preparing this piece, December has already started with a bang. Tariff delays were quickly met by markets rising during the morning on Monday to then giving up those gains. Tuesday was a slaughter with the Dow down nearly 800 points and the major indices finishing down over 3%.
Being a bottom up investor, I try to not pay too much attention to what "the market" is doing though it is entertaining to watch. I always try to keep in mind the story about "Mr. Market" and every day the prices he may shout out for each equity I own. A side perk of this time of year is just how busy each and every day is. I don't always have... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|WP CAREY & CO||70.53||26.1||2.70||4.12||5.81|
|TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS||23.91||42.0||0.57||1.40||5.75|
|ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS||132.21||23.8||5.55||4.00||3.06|
|T. ROWE PRICE GROUP||93.26||12.9||7.21||2.80||3.04|
|JOHNSON & JOHNSON||145.43||290.9||0.50||3.60||2.47|
|STANLEY BLACK & DECKER||119.83||18.4||6.53||2.64||2.17|
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