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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 12.15   21.0 0.58 1.40 11.56
CLEARBRIDGE ENERGY MLP OPPORTUNITY FUND 9.31   0.0 0.00 0.00 9.86
EATON VANCE RISK-MANAGED DIV EQUITY INCOME FUND 9.38   0.0 0.00 0.00 9.79
EATON VANCE TAX-MAN GLOBAL DIVERSIFIED 8.01   0.0 0.00 0.00 9.25
SABRA HEALTHCARE REIT 19.75   27.0 0.73 1.80 9.14
ARES CAPITAL 17.88   9.2 1.95 0.16 8.97
LADDER CAPITAL 16.16   10.6 1.52 1.36 8.47
IRON MOUNTAIN 31.31   25.9 1.21 2.44 7.73
NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES 21.83   0.0 0.00 1.84 7.26
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 36.37   27.6 1.32 2.64 7.18
AT&T 32.27   12.0 2.68 2.04 6.32
ALTRIA GROUP 52.40   16.0 3.28 3.20 6.06
MAIN STREET CAPITAL 40.65   14.1 2.89 2.40 5.86
UMH PROPERTIES 13.39   0.0 -0.63 0.72 5.44
DOMINION RESOURCES 77.72   37.0 2.10 3.67 4.75
SOUTHERN COMPANY 54.35   16.6 3.27 2.48 4.58
GENERAL MILLS 52.81   20.7 2.55 1.96 3.72
COCA-COLA 49.61   31.6 1.57 1.60 3.22
KIMBERLY-CLARK 130.63   25.7 5.08 4.12 3.15
EMERSON ELECTRIC 62.53   17.0 3.67 1.96 3.03
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE 163.70   18.1 9.06 5.00 2.96
APPLE 178.97   15.0 11.89 3.08 1.69

MONROE CAPITAL - MRCC
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