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My Dividend Growth Portfolio Off To A Good Start In 2019

Published Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:39:13 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

What did I think at my last portfolio review?
I have now written quite a few articles on my portfolio. I recently released a blog that contains background information on the portfolio as well as links to all the articles about it here. I have also published an article on my investment strategy here.
As many people know, the stock market went down quite a bit right around Christmas last year. My portfolio was no exception; it dropped quite a bit and ended up down for the year, as you can see in the chart below. While I don’t focus much on portfolio value or total return, it wasn’t exactly a good feeling seeing my portfolio down to $511,421. That was around $20,000 below where it started the year.

Source: Author records and broker data as of January 1, 2019
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.

Source Broker data and Author records as of market close February 28 2019
Since the last update at the beginning of the year I have been quite active. Having E*Trade as a broker... 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
ARES CAPITAL 17.88   9.2 1.95 0.16 8.97
IRON MOUNTAIN 31.31   25.9 1.21 2.44 7.73
AT&T 32.27   12.0 2.68 2.04 6.32
PPL 30.80   12.0 2.56 1.65 5.49
TAUBMAN CENTERS 48.50   59.2 0.82 2.70 5.48
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST 18.76   6.9 2.71 1.00 5.47
VENTAS 65.94   52.3 1.26 3.17 4.88
STAG INDUSTRIAL 29.71   48.7 0.61 1.43 4.81
REALTY INCOME 70.53   52.6 1.34 2.71 3.89
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 138.85   25.7 5.40 3.80 2.59
APPLE 178.97   15.0 11.89 3.08 1.69


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