Ultimate Sustainable Dividend Portfolio – January 2013 Update – Taking The Next Step

By: ispeculatornew
Date posted: 01.16.2013 (3:00 am) | Write a Comment  (2 Comments)

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In 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

This year, I have no income in January but I expect February to be a very good one. The income is likely to increase much more 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:

Ultimate Sustainable Dividend Portfolio News

Not much to report this time around. No dividends were paid so no dividend increases obviously:)


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.



I have started reinvesting $1000 into the portfolio every month which I will hopefully be able to keep up! This week, my biggest was increasing my position in Microsoft (MSFT) to bring it back in-line with the target weight of the portfolio

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  1. Comment by John Quigley — February 15, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    I am surprised to see no ETF positions in your portfolio, I would think that some monthly payers might be a really good way to go. I am only just beginning but I have a number of solid monthly payers in my portfolio, it does help the bottom line and I reinvest on a regular basis. There are also some really good payers with good financials out there that also pay monthly. MAIN, PSEC, FSC, PGX which is a global ETF, I also have Quarterly payers of course like BGS, RGR both of which are good solid companies with good dividend histories.

  2. Comment by IS — February 15, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    @John – Certainly something I’ve been looking into, it’ll probably be part of the upcoming high yield portfolio… more on that soon!

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