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My K.I.S.S. Dividend Growth Portfolio: 3rd Quarter 2019 Update

Published Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:22:29 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Since my last KISS portfolio update in early August, it’s been a weak two months for the market. Over that time, it’s been down almost 2%. But the KISS portfolio is actually up during that time. I’ll discuss the details later on in the article, but this is another demonstration of how DGI portfolios tend to outperform during down markets.
As my regular readers know one of my primary goals is to keep things simple. By keeping my investment plan simple I think it’s easier for me to carry it out and stick with it. And I’ve seen no evidence that more complicated investment plans are any more successful than simple ones. The performance these past two months supports this contention.
Last month I made some changes to my plan and my portfolio to work even more towards my goal of keeping things simple. Here’s a summary of the changes I made last quarter:
I’ve decided to separate my Charles Schwab accounts from the rest of my KISS portfolio. This removed about $168,000 in assets from the portfolio, and therefore a large amount of dividend income, as you will see later. I streamlined my KISS screening process, dropping 3 levels of Chowder numbers down to only one. I began using the Simply Safe Dividend safety score of 40 or less as a sell signal. I closed my portfolio to new money. As I mentioned, the goal of all of these changes was to simplify my process, both in terms of my investing plan, and in terms of determining my results. I don’t believe they had a direct... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
PIMCO CORPORATE OPPORTUNITY FUND 18.05   0.0 0.00 1.69 8.59
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS 16.50   21.4 0.77 1.42 8.35
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP 155.27   20.8 7.48 8.40 5.21
NATIONAL HEALTH INVESTORS 82.87   23.1 3.59 4.20 5.14
DOMINION RESOURCES 78.54   53.8 1.46 3.67 4.77
WP CAREY & CO 88.72   31.4 2.83 4.14 4.73
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL 88.22   9.0 9.82 4.00 4.61
IBM 143.62   14.8 9.68 6.48 4.47
PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP 57.36   10.8 5.32 2.20 3.88
REALTY INCOME 74.49   56.9 1.31 2.72 3.69
NU SKIN ENTERPRISES 44.28   20.0 2.22 1.48 3.39
DIGITAL REALTY 126.53   116.1 1.09 4.32 3.38
EASTMAN CHEMICAL 74.67   11.5 6.47 2.48 3.34
AVISTA 48.23   16.1 2.99 1.55 3.29
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE 55.56   10.9 5.10 1.83 3.22
CUMMINS 165.05   10.1 16.38 5.24 3.20
STATE STREET 60.27   10.9 5.51 1.88 3.20
OMNICOM GROUP 80.81   13.6 5.94 2.60 3.17
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE 162.02   17.8 9.12 5.20 3.15
QUALCOMM 79.08   28.0 2.82 2.48 3.15
CVS CAREMARK 63.90   17.9 3.57 2.00 3.14
BLACKROCK 434.75   16.5 26.34 13.20 3.08
PAYCHEX 81.69   28.6 2.86 2.48 3.07
EMERSON ELECTRIC 64.71   18.4 3.52 1.96 3.02
THE FIRST OF LONG ISLAND 23.75   0.0 0.00 0.68 2.97
AMGEN 194.00   15.4 12.62 5.80 2.95
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 130.43   21.6 6.03 3.80 2.93
PEPSICO 137.29   15.2 9.02 3.82 2.81
DARDEN RESTAURANTS 126.06   22.1 5.70 3.52 2.77
JPMORGAN CHASE 117.91   12.0 9.79 3.60 2.74
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL 146.38   10.8 13.58 3.88 2.68
UGI 49.31   26.4 1.87 1.30 2.67
WISCONSIN ENERGY 91.55   26.5 3.46 2.36 2.61
T. ROWE PRICE GROUP 118.12   14.9 7.95 3.04 2.58
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 159.85   21.5 7.45 4.28 2.54
PROCTER & GAMBLE 122.77   90.3 1.36 2.98 2.49
LINCOLN NATIONAL 60.32   8.6 7.05 1.48 2.48
TARGET 108.94   18.0 6.04 2.64 2.43
SPDR S&P DIVIDEND ETF 103.80   0.0 0.00 2.42 2.36
HASBRO 119.64   48.8 2.45 2.72 2.33
LOCKHEED MARTIN 386.63   18.8 20.52 8.80 2.31
BOEING 375.63   44.0 8.54 8.22 2.22
MCDONALDS 212.15   27.9 7.61 4.64 2.21
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES 137.46   22.4 6.13 2.94 2.20
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS 220.67   28.6 7.72 4.64 2.17
GENERAL DYNAMICS 189.41   16.8 11.25 4.08 2.17
AFLAC 51.47   12.6 4.10 1.08 2.12
NORFOLK SOUTHERN 178.56   17.3 10.30 3.76 2.11
SYSCO 77.72   24.3 3.20 1.56 2.03
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL 113.24   15.3 7.41 2.24 2.00
RAYTHEON 197.45   18.2 10.87 3.77 1.95
DEERE 163.26   15.9 10.29 3.04 1.85
WAL-MART STORES 116.92   26.3 4.44 2.12 1.83
SPDR S&P 500 ETF 301.29   0.0 0.00 5.42 1.82
APPLE 223.08   19.0 11.73 3.08 1.42
CSX 71.55   17.2 4.16 0.96 1.36
MICROSOFT 137.52   27.1 5.07 1.84 1.35
BECTON DICKINSON 262.15   92.0 2.85 3.08 1.18

PIMCO CORPORATE OPPORTUNITY FUND - PTY
PIMCO CORPORATE OPPORTUNITY FUND - PTY  


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