Monthly Income Update: October 2011


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Just like a diet or a workout routine, when I look back over the last few months I continue to be amazed by the progress that the DDI portfolio continues to make with only small adjustments here and there.

Not only has the NAV (net asset value) of the portfolio remained fairly stable, the dividend stream continues to increase.

Since October is the first month of the quarter I’m most interested in comparing the results this month to April and July, the previous “first” month reports.

To say that I’m pleased with the performance of the portfolio would be an understatement, as October brought in $448.85 in passive dividend income! Compare that with $408.74 in July and $398.38 in April for an increase of over 10% from previous quarters.

I believe that I am now only a few months away from reaching my goal of $500/month in passive income. Because many of the holdings within the portfolio often increase their payouts, it’s only a matter of time before I can completely check this goal off my list.

Monthly Top Performers

Each month I like to look back and see which holdings were the strongest performers as rated by largest dollar payouts. While this doesn’t change much from month to month or quarter to quarter, I do expect to see some changes over the longer term as the portfolio continues to grow and diversify.

This month the top names were:

  • Realty Income (ticker: O) with income of $87.11 a slight increase over last month
  • Sabine Royalty Trust(ticker: SBR) added $52.91 and should increase as oil prices continue to rise back toward $100/BBL
  • Wells Fargo Preferred (ticker: JWF) this steady performer delivered $35.16 as expected

New Capital Additions

I had only planned on adding $500 in new capital to the portfolio this month, but because of the continued volatility in the market (read: price drops) I added $1000 to pick up a number of new holdings which I’ll out line in future posts.

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My focus over the next 30 days is to formalize a standardized process for evaluating and purchasing new holdings for the DDI portfolio. While I’ve worked by some loose guidelines over the past year, I believe it’s time to formalize things a bit as the number of positions in the portfolio is now well over 100!

It also recently occurred to me that I have not posted the holdings of the DDI portfolio, so that will be on my to do list over the next 30 days – I will plan to place  a new page that will link to the portfolio holdings.

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