March 2011 Pocket Change Dividend Portfolio: Added Wal-Mart and Conoco-Philips

 |  Includes: COP, ED, EMR, HGIC, JNJ, MCD, OMI, UHT, UTX, WMT
by: Dividends4Life

The Pocket Change Portfolio (PCP) was first introduced on September 13, 2008 as a real money dividend income portfolio funded by the "pocket change" earned from my various online endeavors. Each month I report on the portfolio's progress and update its holdings.

Dividends Received

Total dividends received during the month were $275.95, consisting of:

  • $16.34 United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX)

  • $18.85 Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR)

  • $52.92 Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

  • $15.60 Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE:ED)

  • $20.74 McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD)

  • $57.60 Harleysville Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HGIC)

  • $9.20 Owens & Minor Inc. (NYSE:OMI)

  • $84.70 Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT)

Securities Purchased

The following securities were purchased during the month:

  • 54 Shares Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) providing $78.84 in annual dividend income

  • 68 Shares ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) providing $179.52 in annual dividend income

Annualized Dividend Income

Including the above purchases, my annual PCP dividend income is now $3,964.07 at the current dividend rates. This is up $249.66 from last month's $3,714.41 amount. The PCP has never experienced a monthly decline in annualized dividend income.

Portfolio Returns

  • Month: -2.70%

  • Year-to-date: 2.77%

  • Life-to-date: 15.54% (annualized)

The next PCP update will be mid-April.

Full Disclosure: Long all the aforementioned securities. See a list of all my income holdings here.