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My 94 Stock Portfolio Q1 Update: Value, Dividends, Cost And Activity

Apr. 13, 2018 4:36 PM ET173 Comments


  • 94 investments are shown by sectors with % portfolio values, % income and my cost per share.
  • Dividends for each and yield for the 12 April 2018 price is also listed.
  • Months paid for all dividends is shown along with the portfolio success.
  • Portfolio Value gains and losses are also revealed monthly and for Q1.
  • This current portfolio has projected 2018 yield of 4.69%.

Not a fun Q1 for portfolio value which was down 4.86% from Dec 2017 and that includes all income.

Dividends were up 1.85% in Q1 compared to Q1 2017.

Back to fun and perhaps a bit of joy.

The Rose Portfolio of 94 investments

The chart that follows is by sectors, as I find it easier to keep track of the investments.

The following column abbreviations are used:

% PV = % Portfolio Value (which includes options and cash).

Curr $ price = 12 April 2018 = current price in US dollars.

The dividend yield is a calculation from using the yearly dividend shown as 18 Div.

Rose-cost/share is an average of all shares owned and in all accounts.

unk= unknown cost as they are dripped and I have owned them for 20+ years and some were spin-offs from Altria.

Data is from Google sheets and Fast Graphs.

12 Apr 2018

curr $pr
%PV %Income 04/12/18
Yield Rose-cost/
CONSUMER Staples-16 20.6% 15.8%
18 Div
Anh-Busch (BUD) 0.43% 0.31% 105.61 3.6 3.41% 109.25
Colgate-P (CL) 0.43% 0.22% 71.06 1.68 2.36% 28.57
CVS Health (CVS) 0.52% 0.34% 63.98 2 3.13% 99.58
Diageo (DEO) 2.01% 1.11% 141.25 3.71 2.63% 107.33
General Mills (GIS) 1.90% 1.80% 44.51 2 4.49% 53.44
Hershey (HSY) 0.78% 0.47% 95.55 2.76 2.89% 106.91
Kraft-Hnz (KHC) 0.29% 0.26% 60.94 2.6 4.27% unk
K-Clark (KMB) 2.60% 2.10% 106.6 4.07 3.82% 96.49
Coca-Cola (KO) 2.24% 1.79% 44.08 1.67 3.79% 31.87
Mondelez* (MDLZ) 0.66% 0.30% 42.01 0.91 2.17% unk
Altria* (MO) 1.94% 1.78% 63.54 2.77 4.36% unk
Pepsi Co* (PEP) 0.81% 0.58% 108.77 3.71 3.41% unk
P & Gamble (PG) 1.11% 0.84% 78.02 2.79 3.58% 65.43
Philip Mo* (PM) 2.74% 2.51% 100.6 4.37 4.34%

This article was written by

RoseNose profile picture
Looking to outperform the SPY on a risk-adjusted basis, in a relaxed manner
Retired Pharmacist 2010. My name is Rose and I "Nose or Knows" growing dividends on quality dividend paying stocks will keep portfolio income strong with a primary goal of a minimum solid 4+% yield.  Currently it sits at ~4.6% with ~18% cash awaiting value investing.  Solid total return just happens to follow when buying great quality companies with rising earnings and a margin of safety in price. The Rose Income Garden "RIG" portfolio currently holds 78 stocks/ investments, in all 11 sectors.

I am a Promoting and Contributing author for Macro Trading Factory run by The Macro Teller / The Fortune Teller.  The following list shows the # of stocks in each sector along with the largest holding. All stocks listings and statistics are presented at The Macro Trading Factory service alphabetically with sector, credit ratings, current and forward dividend information, yield, x-dates, pay dates, charts and more. All portfolio changes, sells and buys get a Trading Alert and a service article. 


- Quality, low debt companies with great credit ratings and selling at a fair or better price and with a safe and rising dividend.

- To keep defensive stocks/sectors at 50% Portfolio Income.

- Also needed is continued patience watching and waiting for it to happen. Doing nothing when others panic makes for success! 

Update: May 14, 2023.

How to join Macro Trading Factory: explained here: https://seekingalpha.com/author/the-macro-teller/research.

Sectors and holdings are as suggested by Bloomberg.  Some positions are large and some small ; The service has listings for all 78 and shows all trading moves since inception late in 2021.

The largest holding is listed for each sector :

Consumer Staples (10 stocks): (PM) / Philip Morris

Healthcare (9) : (MRK ) / Merck

Communications- tele (3):  (VZ) / Verizon

Utility (9): (XEL) / Xcel Energy 

Consumer Discretionary (2): (HD) / Home Depot

Energy (6): (ENB) / Enbridge

Tech/ "fin-tech" : (4): (AVGO) / Broadcom

Industrial- Defensive (2): (LMT) / Lockheed Martin

Industrial (6): (SBLK) / Star Bulk Carriers

Material (2) : (FMC) FMC Corp.

Financial: (15):  (10) BDCs/ (ARCC) / Ares Capital, (1) bank, (1) ETF CEF , (1) BDC preferred and (2) mREIT

-Fixed Bond (1):  STWD

REAL ESTATE (Healthcare REITs): (3) : (OHI)  / Omega Healthcare

REAL ESTATE Misc (6): (SPG) / Simon Property Group 

Cash is ~17.8%

I am a Promoting and Contributing author for Macro Trading Factory run by The Macro Trader.  I also belong to the service Wheel of Fortune run by his alter ego The Fortune Teller.  
Happy Investing to ALL !!!  Rose :))

Analyst’s Disclosure: I am/we are long 94 STOCKS. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

94 stocks in the article

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