Thursday, May 7, 2015

April Portfolio and Networth Update

Hope your week is going well. Mine has been good so far, it has been a beautiful spring here in the Pacific Northwest. Well here it is, my portfolio and networth update for April. 

I had only one purchase this month, I purchased 44 shares of NOV  @ $51.8799 a share. I should have written a post when I made the purchase but I barely made this purchase this month and I have actually been posting a lot more recently than I normally do. In the end there was not a whole lot to say about this purchase. I initially bought into NOV in January at $58.2199 so when I noticed that price had dropped it was an easy decision to add to my holdings.

Scottrade offers a Flexible Reinvestment Plan, where dividends from qualifying companies can be used to purchase shares in any other qualifying companies without any commission. So I take advantage of this every month and I usually use it to build up my positions in companies where my positions are lagging.
This month my dividends were used to purchase 8 shares of Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM). As I have been saying for the last couple of month, this feature has been on autopilot for a long time now so I need to evaluated where best to invest these small chunks of money; I was 2 hours too late to change this for the month of April.

My Loyal3 account is going strong, automatically invest $50 of shares in 4 companies: The Walt Disney Company (DIS), Kellogg's (K), Pepsico (PEP), and Unilever (UL). As of March 31st my Loyal3 account stands:

Symbol Shares Total
DIS 1.4441 $157
UL 3.5072 $154
PEP 1.5598 $148
K 2.3192 $147

Total $606

I think I will let my Loyal3 account continue the automatic investing for a couple of months before I reevaluate.

Net Worth
Net worth will always be a secondary goal for me with generating passive income being my primary goal. But net worth is something I have started tracking. Given how much of my net worth is in stocks, my net worth will have a tendency to fluctuate frequently with the market but hopefully my net worth continue an overall upward trend over time.
   - 401k:                   $83,043
   - Investments:        $74,791
   - Cash:                   $5,333
   - Student Loan 2:  $6,695
   - Car Loan:           $8,178
NETWORTH:       $148,379 up  6.5% from last month

Current Portfolio:


Well not much exciting happening to my portfolio this month, just one more purchase. Now that the big trip is over hopefully I will have some more time and money to focus on some solid dividend investing.

How about you? Any good purchases in April?

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  1. Looks like a good portfolio, ABM. No big purchases for me, except incrementally add to my wife's ETFs. Looking for some opportunities during May. The downtrend is looking interesting and tempted to buy something.

    Best wishes

    1. I am always on the hunt for a good opportunity. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Great update for the month of April. Keep it up. Do you plan to share with us your actual dividend income as a separate post? Greta looking portfolio too. We share a few names.