This page displays the current holdings in my dividend empire portfolio. This is my dividend growth portfolio that will someday grow into a dividend empire for my descendants (read full story here). All ticker symbols link to my initial purchase for each holding.
This spreadsheet is updated by Google Finance and may be delayed up to 20 minutes. Definitions of the various columns can be found below the portfolio. If you are having trouble viewing the dividend growth portfolio or if the portfolio does not fit in your browser you can view it in Google Docs by clicking here (except for some mobile devices).
- Follow my general method for buying and selling dividend growth stocks
- Automatically reinvest all dividends until the portfolio generates over $500 / quarter in dividends. At that point, dividends will be selectively reinvested into existing positions or new positions that meet the criteria set in rule 1. Note – Reinvested dividends are treated as new purchases and therefore add to the cost basis (see my post on dividend accounting).
- I will NEVER make a withdrawal from this account until I reach age 50, at which point I may use dividend payments to help pay for my children’s expenses (if needed)
- At some point, when my children reach a point where they can manage the portfolio, I will transfer all assets to them with the instructions to continue contributing to the fund for the benefit of their descendants.
- Cost Basis – Cost of the position including reinvested dividends (all dividends are reinvested).
- Basis / sh – (Cost basis / # shares owned), basically my effective purchase price.
- Market Value – Current market value of the position (may be delayed 20 minutes).
- G / L – (Market Value – Cost Basis), gain or loss of the position since inception.
- % G / L – ((G/L / Cost Basis) * 100), % gain or loss of the position since inception.
- Weight – ((Market Value of position / Market Value of portfolio) * 100), position’s percentage of the portfolio.
- Div / sh – Most recent quarterly dividend per share.
- Yield – (((Div/sh * 4) / Price)) * 100), this is the current dividend yield if you were to purchase the stock now.
- Annual Income – (Shares * Div/sh * 4), the minimum dividend payment I expect to receive over the next year.
- YOC – ((Annual Income / Cost Basis) * 100), stand for yield on cost. This is the dividend yield I am receiving based on my cost basis.