Ultimate Sustainable Dividend Portfolio – November 2013 Update – Solid Performance

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Date posted: 11.18.2013 (3:00 am) | Write a Comment  (0 Comments)

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investingIn 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. I would personally say that things have been going very well and will certainly continue to evolve. I do have a few more things planned which I will discuss in the near future.

This month turned out very well as the USDP outperformed the S&P500 significantly;)

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.

Things continue to go very well for the USDP which I’m thrilled to see. 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 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:

TickerNameSharesNov 15 2013 PriceNov 15 2013 Values
OMCOmnicom Group Inc29$69.95 $2,028.55
MSFTMicrosoft Corp71$37.84 $2,686.71
JCIJohnson Controls Inc39$49.45 $1,928.55
PEPPepsiCo Inc/NC27$86.03 $2,322.81
ETNEaton Corp31$72.30 $2,241.30
DOVDover Corp23$93.30 $2,145.90
ITWIllinois Tool Works Inc27$79.65 $2,150.55
XLNXXilinx Inc37$43.66 $1,615.42
SJMJM Smucker Co/The19$109.35 $2,077.65
BLKBlackRock Inc10$303.19 $3,031.90
TROWT Rowe Price Group Inc28$79.99 $2,239.72
OXYOccidental Petroleum Corp21$97.54 $2,048.34
COPConocoPhillips25$73.30 $1,832.50
XOMExxon Mobil Corp19$95.27 $1,810.13
ADIAnalog Devices Inc43$50.69 $2,179.67
HASHasbro Inc31$52.73 $1,634.63
MATMattel Inc42$46.18 $1,939.56
INTCIntel Corp53$24.52 $1,299.56
AFLAflac28$67.48 $1,889.44
BAXBaxter International23$68.66 $1,579.18
IVZInvesco Ltd67$33.84 $2,267.28
VWOVanguard FTSE Emerging Markets28$41.61 $1,165.08
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market13$80.95 $1,052.35
USDP $45,541.80
SPX13.80378067 $3,217.11 $44,408.22

Dividends Received

November turned out very well as you can see as the portfolio generated $111, which is 40% more than the same month last year.  Take a look at the progress:


Ultimate Sustainable Dividend Portfolio News

Nothing to report in terms of increased dividend which is a shame. A significant piece of news is the fact that Berkshire announced it now held a stake in Exxon (XOM) which is obviously great news and already pushed up the stock.


It was certainly a great month for the USDP as I gained a slightly bigger edge over the S&P500 (total return). As I continue to add exposure to alternative asset classes, I do expect returns to be less correlated with the S&P500, hopefully doing better.  Here are the top and worst performers:

Top Performers
Hasbro (HAS) +18,19%
Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) +17,32%
Exxon Mobile (XOM) +15,18%

Worst Performer
XLinx Inc. (XLNK) -4,38%



If you remember, last month I started adding positions in 2 ETF’s, Emerging Markets (VWO) and Bonds (BND) to add diversified income. I did a bit more of that this month as I added about $400 into each one. I’ll need to do that a few more times to get closer to the target weight.
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