Portfolio

Skyy is invested in 31 companies as of April 30, 2017.

Holdings: Skyy Fund

Company Ticker Shares Cost Basis Market Value Yield
Apple Inc. AAPL 10 $1,324 $1,496 2.75%
Bank of America BAC 20 $262 $475 1.14%
BHP Billiton BBL 3 $112 $101 2.92%
Caterpillar CAT 2 $152 $214 3.22%
Chimera CIM 160 $2,340 $3,277 9.52%
Cornerstone Fund CLM 159 $2,442 $2,623 18.52%
Cisco CSCO 10 $298 $363 3.58%
Chevron CVX 2 $164 $227 3.30%
Diageo DEO 2 $224 $244 2.24%
Consolidated Edison ED 10 $688 $857 3.19%
Emerson Electric EMR 5 $258 $318 3.59%
Enterprise Partners EPD 10 $267 $290 4.28%
Aberdeen Fund FAX 230 $1,190 $1,138 8.17%
Frontline FRO 167 $1,521 $1,309 7.67%
General Electric GE 41 $1,180 $1,230 2.19%
Health Care Partners. HCP 32 $1,013 $1,015 4.16%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2 $209 $257 2.19%
Kinder Morgan KMI 72 $1,609 $1,519 3.40%
Coca Cola KO 10 $456 $464 3.34%
MDU Resources MDU 31 $664 $864 2.25%
Realty Income O 32 $1,636 $1,880 3.82%
Old Republic ORI 20 $391 $430 3.40%
Petmed Express PETS 10 $192 $250 3.10%
Pfizer PFE 10 $350 $367 3.70%
Proctor & Gamble PG 10 $920 $932 3.22%
Philip Morris PM 2 $178 $238 4.53%
Quality Care Partners QCP 6 $195 $109 4.53%
AT&T T 22 $797 $871 4.20%
Unilever UL 2 $91 $107 2.32%
Waste Management WM 2 $113 $152 2.69%
Wal-Mart WMT 3 $192 $235 2.49% 

I currently use Capital One Investing for my main brokerage account, which I’ve used to build the portfolio you see above.I will update this once a month since Skyy only makes a few transactions per month.

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  1. Interesting portfolio with some positions sporting some eye popping yield while others are more conservative. I see we share quite a few names as well. I always go for the dividend growers first as opposed to the current high yielding stocks. Still, this portfolio looks like it’s paying you a nice return.

  2. DivHut,
    Thanks and yes I started with the great dividend growers first and have 3-4 high risk plays. No Risk No Reward. Overall the portfolio has been treating Skyy and I well.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Rich Rabbit,
    Since I started this earlier this year I probably average about 6 hours a week if that. So to me the time is worth the reward. Also this money is for my family and hopefully I can pass down most of these stocks to my daughter Skyy. (If all goes to plan)

    Thanks for stopping by.

    DM

  4. Wow 30 positions ,watch it will you?
    I suggest selling bbep and adding that cash to Wmt you’ll be happy in a few years.
    I have been at this for a long time. I presently hold neither stock but Wmt is on my watch list
    Good luck
    I’ll look in from time to time

  5. Amegalo,
    Thanks and yes I need to start adding to my existing positions. With bbep that’s one of Skyy’s more risky plays and hopefully it goes back up when oil does. In the near future I hopefully will be adding to walmart, but yes oil is killing us right now.

    Thanks once again and for stopping by!

    DM

  6. That’s a great list of companies!

    Love the fact that you have great yield on wonderful and stable businesses like Diageo and Emerson Electric! The dividends from these companies will only grow as the years go by. Keep up the good work!

    1. Money Grower,
      Thanks and yes you are correct you can’t go wrong with Diageo or Emerson! Money will continue to pour in, I just need to add more to my position when I get the chance!

      Thanks Again,
      DM

  7. Love the site. I found the page from one of your posts at dividendmantra, which unfortunately doesn’t seem to be active anymore. I still follow Jason on twitter though.

    Just a couple of questions:

    1. How much do you pay in commission? I noticed you and Skyy have 2 shares of a few companies. Aren’t you paying a lot (percentage wise) buying only 2 shares?

    2. I just had a daughter in November and I plan on teaching her how to invest and realize how powerful passive dividend income is. How did you get your daughter interested in investing? My thought was to teach mine to invest in companies she knows or will most likely interact with regularly (i.e. Disney).

    1. Thanks Cris! I currently use capital one and the commissions are $6.95 per trade and when I brought 2 shares of those companies that was back in August/September when the market crashed so most of those are still positive.(Although the market has been getting hit hard for the beginning of this new year.
      Congrats on the little one! For Skyy who is 5, I talked about stocks she knew like apple and wal-mart and let her know that they will pay her every friday which she gets very excited about! From there I just give her a little bit of information at a time that she can understand.

      I hope that helps and if you want you can follow along.
      DM

  8. Denise,
    If you want you can email me at dividend.miracle@gmail.com if you like. If you want, look up the book: The intelligent investor and read a little about Warren Buffet(I follow him). Also you can start with capital one investing they have $6.95 trading fees and a $0 balance that you can have for your account.
    You can start with as little as $50 and start buying stocks when you reach $500 or whenever your comfortable. If you need to know anything else just let me know.

    Thanks,
    DM

    1. Nothing lost unless he sells and they’re sitting on a huge window….find a performance chart of the stock market since inception and see if you can find a 10yr period where money was lost…

  9. Nairiya,
    At this time yes because the market is below 16K and I started when it was around 18K. So anybody would lose money but I won’t lose it until I sell and as long as Skyy is paid each month it doesn’t bother me much as the market will go back up.

    Thanks,
    DM

  10. DM,

    Your portfolio looks like it’s been hit hard by this last month much like a lot of us. Are you thinking of loading up on some of the safer picks in this next month such as more WM or are you going to pick up a few new companies? Any idea how many different companies you’re going to aim for in total?

    -Dividend Monster

  11. DM,

    Yes I was hit hard dropped by about 1K and I plan on adding more to my safer picks as I need to build up on those more. In the end I plan for Skyy and I to have about 50 companies overall but as you know that number can grow later in the future, but time will tell.

    Thanks,

    DM

    1. R@38,
      No, Capital one does not charge for dividend reinvestment. Its free and the trading fee is $6.95.

      Thanks for coming by!

      DM

  12. Hi there DM, Been reading your blog for quite some time now…Cheers. You’ve inspired to write my own blog as well and I began to invest in dividend stocks just last week. I’m still working on my fundamental analysis (my weak suit).

    I noticed you said your commission is $6.95, have you thought about opening an Interactive Brokers account, they charge $1 for up to 100 shares.

  13. Totti3,
    Thanks for following along and nice to meet you. Glad I have inspired you to write your own blog and start dividend investing! Nothing like getting paid just to live life the way you want and without lifting a finger!

    The reason why I did not start with them was because you have to start with 10K and at the time when I first started investing last year I only had 4.5K at the time. If you are having trouble finding great dividend stocks you can start with the dividend aristocrats and Kings. All the companies have raised their dividend every year for the past 25+ years! Can’t be beat facts, just do some research and pick the ones that are best for you and that are not too over valued.

    If you have any other questions just let me know!

    DM

  14. I think you might be slightly guilty of chasing yield and throwing good money after bad money. I did the same thing early on in investing. Sticking with fundamentals is a much better way to live than buying more and more of garbage like Chimera that most sophisticated investors can’t even understand or explain.

  15. Hey DMJS,
    Yes I know I have some speculative plays in our portfolio and as far as Chimera goes I will have the dividends going to other great companies like Coca-Cola, AT&T, etc. Don’t worry I will slowly build more money toward my fundamental plays(as you can see I already have some money there) so no worries.

    Thanks for the warning and giving your opinion!

    DM

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