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March 18 Portfolio Update

There have been no new or closed positions since my last update on March 13, "Building a 'Retire in Peace' Portfolio."

I added some shares of Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) on March 15 at $81.52. PG is currently 4.9% of the portfolio. The current cost basis is $76.56.

I added some shares of Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) on March 17 at $28.76. PFE is currently 4.3% of the portfolio. The current cost basis is $29.07.

On March 15, I sold some shares of Southern (NYSE:SO) at $50.74. SO is now 1.5% of the portfolio and the current cost basis is $42.51.

On March 15, I sold some shares of CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) at $20.66. CNP is now 1.8% of the portfolio and the current cost basis is $17.40.

On March 15, I sold some shares of Cummins (NYSE:CMI) at $106.18. CMI is now 3.2% of the portfolio and the current cost basis is $96.58.

On March 1, I sold some shares of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) at $54.14. EMR is now 3.4% of the portfolio and the current cost basis is $52.63.

Here's my Retirement Income Portfolio, with the percentage represented by each holding, the March 18 closing price, annual dividend and current yield:

Company Ticker Port% Price Div Yield
Merck MRK 5.0 $52.25 $1.84 3.5%
Procter & Gamble PG 4.9 $83.15 $2.65 3.2%
3M MMM 4.9 $165.33 $4.44 2.7%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 4.7 $107.50 $3.00 2.8%
Pfizer PFE 4.3 $29.45 $1.20 4.1%
Int. Business Mach. IBM 4.3 $147.09 $5.20 3.5%
Cisco CSCO 4.2 $28.33 $1.04 3.7%
General Electric GE 4.1 $30.92 $.92 3.0%
Wal-Mart WMT 3.9 $66.95 $2.00 3.0%
Microsoft MSFT 3.9 $53.49 $1.44 2.7%
Emerson EMR 3.4 $54.64 $1.90 3.5%
Cummins CMI 3.2 $110.09 $3.90 3.5%
Qualcomm QCOM 3.2 $51.59 $2.12 4.1%
Public Storage Pref B PSA.PRB 3.0 $25.60 $1.35 5.3%
Enterprise Prod Part EPD 3.0 $25.50 $1.56 6.1%
PepsiCo PEP 3.0 $101.29 $3.01 3.0%
Genuine Parts GPC 2.9 $98.05 $2.63 2.7%
Archer Daniels Mid ADM 2.7 $38.07 $1.20 3.2%
Union Pacific UNP 2.5 $84.42 $2.20 2.6%
Texas Instruments TXN 2.0 $57.09 $1.52 2.7%
Dover DOV 1.9 $66.02 $1.68 2.5%
CenterPoint Energy CNP 1.8 $20.73 $.99 4.8%
WP Carey WPC 1.8 $61.35 $3.86 6.3%
WEC Energy WEC 1.7 $58.50 $1.98 3.4%
Southern Co SO 1.5 $50.76 $2.17 4.3%
Nucor NUE 1.4 $48.70 $1.50 3.2%
Main Street Cap MAIN 1.3 $31.18 $2.16 6.9%
Enviva Partners EVA 1.3 $21.63 $1.84 8.5%
STAG Industrial STAG 1.2 $19.65 $1.39 7.1%
NextEra Partners NEP 1.1 $26.05 $1.23 4.7%
AT&T T 1.1 $38.56 $1.92 5.0%
Pattern Energy PEGI 1.1 $19.10 $1.52 8.0%
Hannon Armstrong HASI 1.1 $19.01 $1.20 6.3%
8point3 Energy CAFD 1.1 $14.30 $.87 6.1%
Cash   7.3      
    100%      

The portfolio yield is currently 3.5%.

The gain year to date is 13.1%.

Disclosure: I am/we are long JNJ, PG, MMM, MRK, MSFT, WMT, IBM, GE, PFE, CSCO, GPC, QCOM, TXN, CMI, EMR, DOV, PEP, ADM, UNP, PSA.PRB, NUE, CNP, SO, WEC, T, WPC, MAIN, STAG, EPD, HASI, EVA, PEGI, NEP, CAFD.