Ultimate Sustainable Dividend Portfolio – February 2013 Update – Income Is Back!

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Date posted: 02.13.2013 (4:41 am) | Write a Comment  (0 Comments)

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44In September 2011, I did some in-depth research to find long term sustainable dividend stocks and have been doing updates on this Ultimate Sustainable dividend portfolio since then in the attempt to show how well such a portfolio can perform over the long term but also show how I would manage such a portfolio. I have said it before, I do not believe in stocks that you can hold “forever”. Thus, even in a long term portfolio such as this one, I will end up making some trades from time to time.

The USDP is obviously a critical part of my now very public quest to replace my job income with passive income. you can see my most recent update here.

The USDP continues to do very well!! Very exciting stuff and I’m thrilled with how things have gone so far. I have done a couple of trades and continue to work on optimizing it, if ever you would like to receive those types of updates, please join, it’s free:

Keep in mind that this portfolio was built by selecting 20 stocks out of thousands. The goal is not to pick the 20 best dividend stocks but rather to pick a diversified, high quality portfolio that will keep dividends increasing over time.

Here are the holdings as of last night to start off:

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Dividends Received

After a poor January, February will see over $109 of dividends received, a 4.8% increase over last year. The income is likely to continue increasing quickly going forward as I will be adding more money into the fund and thanks to my use of the DRIP.  Take a look at the progress:

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Ultimate Sustainable Dividend Portfolio News

A few good dividend increases for the USDP, always good news right?

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Returns

I’m fairly happy with the USDP return in the past year. Why? Because both are more or less equal which in a fairly fast rising market is a good performance for a dividend/income focused portfolio.

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Trades

I have started reinvesting $1000 into the portfolio every month which I will hopefully be able to keep up! This week, my biggest trades were increasing my positions in Microsoft (MSFT) and Pepsi (PEP)!

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