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Portfolio

This is my Dividend Growth Investment portfolio called "The Dividend Machine" that is diversified with the worlds most quality dividend paying companies. I will be updating this page on regular basis.

CompanySymbolSharesIndustryMarket ValueYieldYOCWeight
Apple, Inc.AAPL39.61Electronic Equipment$8,8661.3%3.8%6.8%
Aflac, Inc.AFL122.01Insurance$5,7603.8%6.2%4.4%
The Buckle, Inc.BKE37.41Apparel$8624.3%3.1%0.7%
BlackRock, Inc.BLK4.05Asset Mgmt.$1,9282.6%5.2%1.5%
British American TobaccoBTI24.28Cigarettes$1,1645.6%8.8%0.9%
Costco Wholesale Corp.COST13Discount Retail$3,0601.0%1.6%2.3%
The Walt Disney Co.DIS16Entertainment$1,7481.4%1.7%1.3%
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.DLR41REIT$4,9973.3%8.0%3.8%
Erie Indemnity Co.ERIE18Insurance$2,3152.6%2.9%1.8%
General Mills, Inc.GIS46.88Packaged Goods$2,2394.1%4.0%1.7%
The Home Depot, Inc.HD8Home Improvement$1,6732.0%3.3%1.3%
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ36.07Drug Maker$5,0312.6%4.1%3.8%
Kimberly-Clark Corp.KMB19.42Personal Products$2,2613.4%3.6%1.7%
Kinder Morgan, Inc.KMI294.83Oil & Gas Pipelines$5,3254.4%3.1%4.1%
Coca-Cola Co.KO28Beverages$1,2883.4%4.8%1.0%
Lamar Advertising Co.LAMR32Real Estate Advertising$2,5144.6%5.6%1.9%
Lockheed Martin Corp.LMT15.11Aerospace / Defense$5,0742.4%6.0%3.9%
Mattel, Inc.MAT131.54Toys & Games$2,1510.0%0.0%1.6%
McDonald's Corp.MCD22.47Restaurants$3,6142.5%4.5%2.8%
3M Co.MMM6Diversified Machinery$1,2472.6%3.6%1.0%
Altria Group, Inc.MO46.77Cigarettes$2,9034.5%4.3%2.2%
Realty Income Corp.O89.44REIT$5,1574.6%5.6%3.9%
PepsiCo, Inc.PEP27.1Beverages$3,1053.2%4.8%2.4%
Procter & Gamble Co.PG41.16Personal Products$3,4413.4%3.4%2.6%
Phillip Morris International, Inc.PM57.28Cigarettes$4,5445.7%5.3%3.5%
Public StoragePSA8REIT$1,6533.9%4.2%1.3%
Royal Dutch ShellRDS.B82Oil & Gas$5,4555.7%6.2%4.2%
Starbucks Corp.SBUX50Restaurants$2,7382.6%2.9%2.1%
STAG Industrial, Inc.STAG45.39REIT$1,2895.0%6.4%1.0%
AT&T, Inc.T136.79Telecom.$4,5966.0%6.5%3.5%
Travelers Companies, Inc.TRV10Insurance$1,3002.4%3.1%1.0%
Union Pacific Corp.UNP46.45Railroad$7,3122.0%3.8%5.6%
V.F. Corp.VFC16.68Apparel$1,5212.0%2.8%1.2%
Viacom, Inc.VIAB44.98Media$1,3432.7%1.9%1.0%
Vanguard REIT Index FundVNQ71.3ETF$5,9286.1%6.4%4.5%
Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index FundVYM67.475ETF$5,9402.7%3.3%4.5%
Verizon Communications, Inc.VZ83Telecom.$4,5284.4%5.0%3.5%
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC21.31Bank$1,1663.1%3.6%0.9%
Waste Managment, Inc.WM26.7Waste Mgmt.$2,4572.0%5.0%1.9%
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.WMT16.13Discount Retail$1,5262.2%3.2%1.2%
Total / Average40 Ownerships$131,0173.3%4.3%100.0%

34 Comments

  1. Life In Center on December 6, 2013 at 02:52

    Yeah, it gives a nice perspective to what kind of companies you own. Nice looking portfolio!

    • DividendVet on December 7, 2013 at 23:33

      I appreciate it! The companies I invest are primarily historic dividend growth stocks that increase their dividends over time.

  2. investingidiot on March 8, 2014 at 18:30

    Nice Portfolio!
    and good blog
    will be following you around!
    cheers!

    • DividendVet on March 9, 2014 at 19:12

      Thanks, you are welcome for the ride.

  3. DividendNavyVet on April 15, 2014 at 06:48

    Nice Portfolio and wait until you get to your half mark in the Military and see how much money your receiving in dividends.

    I have been in Navy for 19 years and I started back in 2001 with dividend reinvesting. My portfolio looks really good. Can’t wait to post my blog. Should be coming out next month. Will be tracking your blog for here out. Keep up the good work shipmate.

    DividendNavyVet

    • DividendVet on April 15, 2014 at 17:04

      I am glad you like it. Yeah, I have no doubt it will grow to a much higher sum of money than military pension. It has been growing by leaps and time will tell when it eventually surpasses.

      Looking forward to see your progress in investing throughout the years. I get easily inspired by other investors success stories.

      Thank you for your dedicated service.

      Take care.

  4. DivHut on June 1, 2014 at 15:44

    I like your portfolio because it doesn’t appear too aggressive. You have some current high yielding stocks but a lot more solid longer term dividend growers like my portfolio has. Thanks for sharing!

    • DividendVet on June 1, 2014 at 20:45

      Thank you, yes indeed we invested in a quite a few similar companies. I would love to add a few more that you have on your list.

      I think my most aggressive and high potential pick is ARCP.

  5. ogie dg on October 1, 2014 at 12:28

    Hi DividendVet!
    Nice looking portfolio you got there, I will start following your blog as well, I’ve been discovering that more and more investors are posting their portfolio in their blog. I am working on my portfolio and planning on sharing it. Keep us updated! 🙂

    • DividendVet on October 1, 2014 at 16:25

      I appreciate it. I am glad you discovered our little empire of dividend growth investors. It is an awesome community that just feeds off of each other.

      Most of the investors like myself, don’t have anything to hide about their investing habits, I actually enjoy posting it and I think people find it quite useful.

      That is great to hear you are taking proper steps to start your journey to financial independence. You have to start somewhere and the sooner you get this snowball rolling the better your future will feel.

      Good luck.

  6. Special Agent Dividend on October 2, 2014 at 23:08

    Awesome portfolio DividendVet! You have quite a range of companies that are very well diversified.

    • DividendVet on October 3, 2014 at 11:03

      Thank you, it has been a learning process all throughout this journey and diversification is something I am a very strong proponent of.

      • dividenddreamer on October 6, 2014 at 22:48

        You have one nicely rounded portfolio. Some really nice companies and a few I would love to own. Good for you.

        Keep cranking,

        Robert the DividendDreamer

        • DividendVet on October 7, 2014 at 13:32

          Hey you are doing great job over there as well, hope to get to your level type of income.

          Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Klaus NahrKlaus on October 28, 2014 at 04:20

    Nice portfolio, DV!
    It’s the first time I see Blackrock in one of all these DGI portfolios, fantastic company in my eyes, will be adding it to my own portfolio very soon. Keep up the good work!

    • DividendVet on October 28, 2014 at 19:19

      I agree BLK is outstanding company. I don’t really like investing into banks, but they definitely know how to make money and so far so good. Can’t go wrong with this one.

      Good luck.

  8. Dwu on November 17, 2014 at 11:16

    Nice portfolio. I like them all, except ARCP, KMI, DLR, and AAPL are a little too speculative for my taste. Good luck.

    • DividendVet on November 22, 2014 at 11:36

      Thank you. I consider ARCP as my biggest risk in this portfolio, though KMI, DLR and AAPL have been doing superb and continue growing while increasing their dividend payouts.

      My portfolio is not one size fits all and should be looked as an dividend growth investing example that fits my investing strategy. It is not to show which stocks to buy or not buy, but to show how my current holdings are progressing and my journey is unfolding.

      Best wishes.

  9. BeSmartRich on June 29, 2015 at 05:40

    Great looking portfolio Dividend Vet. You are doing great!

    • DividendVet on June 29, 2015 at 18:30

      Much appreciated, though it is far from being fully built. Every month I try to built it one purchase at a time. I have a lot of work ahead of me to get this dividend income up where I want it to be.

      Thanks for the support.

  10. EternalYield on August 24, 2015 at 14:20

    Hello Dividendvet!
    You have a nice portfolio. I added your blog to our blogroll. Keep tracking your success and do not get influenced by current market corrections.

    Best wishes
    EternalYield

    • DividendVet on August 25, 2015 at 13:08

      Hello and many thanks on the portfolio. Yeah, the current market volatility is making people nervous and scared, though to me it is an excellent buying opportunity. Actually, I’ve already submitted my purchase order today! 🙂

      All the best to you too.

  11. Dividend Kid on October 24, 2016 at 18:08

    What tool are you using to track your portfolio here on the blog. I upload screen shots but am running out of room!

    • DividendVet on October 24, 2016 at 19:35

      Its a simple plugin called TablePress which is available for WordPress websites.

  12. Stockles on May 27, 2017 at 17:58

    I like your portfolio. At first, I was a bit concerned because I saw so many companies that will get “hurt” by increased interest rates, but then I found Apple, Banks and Insurence, so your more than okey =)

    • DividendVet on May 27, 2017 at 20:34

      Thanks, but interest rates have nothing to do with it. It is ultimately based on the great businesses that have large moats and know how to make money regardless of market fluctuations.

      • Stockles on March 17, 2018 at 18:22

        Well, I think we can say now that interest rates do have an effect on the price for holdings such as REITs and other high yielding (at&t and verizon). But I do agree with you that in the end, it’s about what you say, and the decreased price is just a short-term thing. You don’t own many utilites, why?

        • DividendVet on March 17, 2018 at 21:21

          Still looking for utility acquisition. Although, I am sure VYM has some.

  13. Richard Bozkurt on April 10, 2018 at 01:49

    Hi great portfolio and great blog. especially i like the income you made under dividend income , it gave great source.

    can you share your initial cost for portfolio

    • DividendVet on April 10, 2018 at 20:16

      Thanks for your kind words, it took years to compete dividend income data, literally years… Slowly, but surely dividend income is growing continuously. I am looking forward what next 30 years bring!

  14. invest4income on August 2, 2018 at 16:28

    I like when the portfolio is less than 50 stocks , you have the right mix of stocks ( with REIT ). Keep up..

    • DividendVet on August 2, 2018 at 19:44

      You know, over the years the portfolio kept growing and growing into an ETF like entity, this is why I’ve started putting more and more into Vanguard ETF funds with VYM and VNQ. Love VNQ diversification in one big swoop!

      Thanks for your feedback.

  15. Torsten on September 13, 2018 at 03:30

    Nice. Back in June your portfolio value was “only” 117.474. That’s an impressive increase!

    • DividendVet on September 15, 2018 at 21:12

      It’s just the fluctuation of the portfolio, it will always go up and down and in longterm upwards, but nevertheless passive generation of cashflow is the key and I track that more than anything else.

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