Ode To Dividends

Nov. 14, 2016 4:26 AM ETUL, EXR4 Comments
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Dividend Investing

Contributor Since 2008

Individual value investor with strong penchant for dividend growth.  A former tax and estates attorney who retired in his early 40s and expatriated to Lisbon, Portugal with his family. Now writes about tax law, portfolio strategy and life in sunny Portugal.

Association with SA author Evelyn Trias

Whilst we slept in our beds, dozing and snoring,

the little elves have been busy and true.

What to buy now, we decide, though the task may be boring,

for dividends of $148 the Model Portfolio hath accrued!


More shares must we buy, and cheaply, he thought,

so t'was Unilever (ticker UL) the Pancake he eyed,

for now the Euro hath been flushed down the pot.

And three shares was the number he buyed!!!


But WAIT! Yet another $480 in divvies he's gotten,

so in 6 shares of EXR did Pancake invest.

Interest rates spiked, and REITs are besotten

with fears, loathing and all the rest.


A wee boost in the income of the Portfolio model,

but over time this too shall compound.

So that Pancake may swill more white wine by the bottle

whilst gloating over stock bargains he's found.


In response to some reader's comments regarding readability of my previous spreadsheet, I have simplified the layout to more easily track the Portfolio's income performance.

Disclosure: I am/we are long UL, EXR.

Additional disclosure: T'is not investment advice.

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