Sunday, March 8, 2015

February Portfolio and Net Worth Update

Man oh man has it been busy! I have a lot to do in the next three weeks between work and getting ready for our big trip to New Zealand. I wish I had more time to write and post to my blog, as it is I am barely keeping up with my monthly updates let alone have any time to write anything new. But now its time to update my portfolio and net worth.

I had only one purchase this month, I purchased 30 shares of BAX on  @ $66.7673 a share. You can read more about this purchase here. BAX does not have a long history of dividend growth (~8 years) but has had an excellent growth rate since initiating the divided and has had an excellent history with spinoffs.

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 7 shares of Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM). 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 opened a Loyal3 account (one of my 2015 goals) this month and started some automatic monthly investing. I set up my account to purchase $50 worth of shares in 4 companies: The Walt Disney Company (DIS), Kellogg's (K), Pepsico (PEP), and Unilever (UL). As of March 1st my Loyal2 account stands:

Symbol Shares Total
DIS .4909 $50.97
K .7549 $47.16
PEP .5138 $49.41
K 1.1674 $50.22
Total $198

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:                   $78,570
   - Investments:        $69,324
   - Cash:                   $8,516
   - Loyal3:               $198
   - Student Loan 2:  $6,780
   - Car Loan:           $8,667
NETWORTH:       $138,478 up  5% from last month

Current Portfolio:


Well, this is a pretty brief post but I kind of like that is direct, short, and simple. But overall it was a good month for my portfolio (two new additions) and my net worth.

How about you? Any good purchases in February?

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a pretty good time all around. Hope you'll enjoy NZ! In re your question: I personally sold NUE and bought GWW, XOM, and CL. That was my only activity due to saving for taxes.