Ultimate Sustainable Dividend Portfolio – September 2014 Update – Moving Ahead

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Date posted: 09.18.2014 (4:20 am) | Write a Comment  (0 Comments)

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Dollar treeAs many of you know the Ultimate Sustainable dividend portfolio was built over a year ago as an attempt to slowly become financially free. By that I mean having enough passive income to not “need” to work any longer. I track my progress every month and I’m looking at many different ways to get that done which include real estate, my own business, etc. That being said, the core of my strategy relies on income generated from my portfolios.

The USDP, along with my ETF portfolio generate the bulk of my passive income and I decided to track this with a monthly post in order to keep myself accountable and also because I’ve heard from many of you that this would be helpful.

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Without further wait, let’s get started. Here are the portfolio holdings as of last night:

TickerNameSharesSept 17 2014 PricesSept 17 2014 Values
OMCOmnicom Group Inc32$70.33$2,250.56
MSFTMicrosoft Corp74$46.52$3,489
JCIJohnson Controls Inc42$46.37$1,993.91
PEPPepsiCo Inc/NC30$92.85$2,878.35
ETNEaton Corp33$66.36$2,256.24
DOVDover Corp26$84.72$2,287.44
ITWIllinois Tool Works Inc30$88.63$2,658.90
XLNXXilinx Inc39$43.92$1,756.80
SJMJM Smucker Co/The21$99.71$2,193.62
BLKBlackRock Inc13$329.74$4,616.36
TROWT Rowe Price Group Inc31$79.30$2,537.60
OXYOccidental Petroleum Corp24$98.17$2,454.25
XOMExxon Mobil Corp21$97.08$2,135.76
ADIAnalog Devices Inc46$49.63$2,332.61
HASHasbro Inc31$53.77$1,720.64
MATMattel Inc45$34.16$1,571.36
AFLAflac31$58.33$1,866.56
BAXBaxter International26$72.65$1,961.55
IVZInvesco Ltd69$40.85$2,859.50
CVXChevron20$124.72$2,619.12
TXNTexas Instruments Inc32$48.37$1,596.21
VWOVanguard FTSE Emerging Markets81$44.20$2,696.20
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market46$81.46$2,932.56
Cash$2,550.94
USDP$58,216.04
SPX16.17845817$3,643.33$60,943.46

Dividends Received

Things are going absolutely great from this perspective. You will see in the below chart a clear trend in monthly income when you compare to the same period the previous year.

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Ultimate Sustainable Dividend Portfolio News

Not much to report here. I can’t say I’d blame these companies for not announcing dividend increases in the middle of the summer!

Returns

Overall returns continue to be decent but I did not yet catch up on that S&P500 uptick. The main stocks that have let me down from that perspective so far this year are:
Mattell (MAT): -26% so far this year (total return)
ETN Corp (ETN): -10,55%
Of course, it’s one more example of the importance of diversification in a portfolio like this one.

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Trades

Not much going on from that perspective but you can expect a change or two before year-end.
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