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My Dividend Growth Portfolio Closes Out 2018

Published Mon, 07 Jan 2019 09:34:41 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Figure 1 Source
What did I think at my last portfolio review?
So that it is very clear what the starting value of my portfolio was, I have included below a screenshot of my broker’s year-end report for 2014, which shows the starting value of my portfolio in 2015 which is also the ending value from the last day of 2014. Adding all of the separate parts together, the starting value of the portfolio is $397,597.

Figure 2 Source Broker Records

Figure 3 Source: Author records and broker data as of November
All data presented in this article comes either from my broker or from this tool. It is free to use, so you can run your own comparisons if you wish. My old broker sold all of the investment accounts to E*Trade which went active November 5. All broker screen shots below are from E*Trade.
What has happened since?
Below is a screen shot of the Excel worksheet where I track the holdings in my IRA Dividend Growth Portfolio. This is a real portfolio, not a model, and is part of my retirement savings.

Figure 4 Source Broker data and Author records as of Jan 1 2019
Since the last update at the beginning of November I have been quite active. Having E*Trade as a broker has opened up some new possibilities for this portfolio, including the ability to write cash secured puts. I also joined the High Dividend Opportunities SA Market Place service as a contributing author. As part of my compensation for being part of the team, I get... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
MONROE CAPITAL 10.48   18.4 0.57 1.40 13.60
CLEARBRIDGE ENERGY MLP OPPORTUNITY FUND 8.71   0.0 0.00 0.00 10.49
EATON VANCE RISK-MANAGED DIV EQUITY INCOME FUND 9.40   0.0 0.00 0.00 9.73
EATON VANCE TAX-MAN GLOBAL DIVERSIFIED 8.36   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.75
ARES CAPITAL 19.19   10.5 1.82 1.60 8.39
SABRA HEALTHCARE REIT 22.49   204.4 0.11 1.80 8.28
NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES 22.91   0.0 0.00 2.32 8.09
LADDER CAPITAL 17.14   12.1 1.42 1.36 7.96
IRON MOUNTAIN 34.14   28.4 1.20 2.44 7.29
ALTRIA GROUP 44.46   13.2 3.36 3.36 7.23
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 41.16   32.4 1.27 2.64 6.57
MAIN STREET CAPITAL 43.18   16.8 2.57 2.46 5.69
AT&T 38.38   16.1 2.38 2.04 5.43
UMH PROPERTIES 13.64   0.0 -1.18 0.72 5.26
DOMINION RESOURCES 78.54   53.8 1.46 3.67 4.77
SOUTHERN COMPANY 59.99   14.0 4.28 2.48 4.19
GENERAL MILLS 54.09   18.6 2.90 1.96 3.59
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE 162.02   17.8 9.12 5.20 3.15
KIMBERLY-CLARK 133.58   25.8 5.18 4.12 3.14
EMERSON ELECTRIC 64.71   18.4 3.52 1.96 3.02
COCA-COLA 55.11   33.6 1.64 1.60 2.94
APPLE 223.08   19.0 11.73 3.08 1.42

MONROE CAPITAL - MRCC
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