Portfolio

This is the exact screen shot from my portfolio that I keep track in an excel sheet updated March 5, 2016.

Cash Invested

Portfolio Value

Yearly Dividend

Monthly Dividend

$7,275.94

$8,566.43

$295.08

$24.59

Amount Increase

Percent of Return

Dividends Received

$1,290.49

17.74%

$297.80

I focus solely on companies (stocks) that produce dividends (revenue from a companies profits) to reach my end goal of creating passive income. An idea that when I receive enough dividends each month, I can replace my regular income or simply add to it.

Each month I invest a minimum $200, plus anything extra, in stocks to follow the rule of Dollar Cost Averaging. An idea that every bi-weekly paycheck I invest at least 100. This way I am investing in both the up cycles of the market as well as the down swings to grow my monthly income. I will update this once a month.

I have started my investing experience as a millennial, utilizing all the technology at my finger tips. I use the Robinhood App as my broker, you really can’t beat $0 trade fees.

CompanyTickerSharesCost BasisMarket ValueWeightYieldSector
Aflac IncorporatedAFL2$115.54$144.541.5%2.27%Finance
The Clorox CompanyCLX4$497.69$547.686.6%2.44%Consumer
Comcast CorporationCMCSA8$239.72$297.763.2%1.64%Telecommunications
The Walt Disney CompanyDIS3$306.83$333.724.1%1.48%Consumer
Digital Realty TrustDLR5$384.47$541.655.1%3.37%Real Estate
HCP, IncHCP22$711.29$708.409.4%5.86%Real Estate
Iron Mountain IncorporatedIRM15$517.22$545.406.8%4.71%Real Estate
Johnson &  JohnsonJNJ3$284.12$371.373.8%2.59%Consumer
The Coca-Cola CompanyKO8$340.36$339.844.5%3.21%Consumer
MicrosoftMSFT3$163.48$192.752.2%2.54%Technology
Realty Income CorporationO24$1,239.93$1,448.1616.4%3.35%Real Estate
The Procter & Gamble CompanyPG8$602.08$724.007.9%3.13%Consumer
Verizon CommunicationsVZ25$1,232.36$1,252.2516.3%4.08%Telecommunications
Wells Fargo & CompanyWFC19$938.65$1,118.9112.4%3.17%Finance
Legend:

Cash Invested – Money I have put in
Stock Value – How much the stock is worth now
Yearly Dividend – Based on yield, this is what I expect to earn yearly in dividends
Monthly Dividends – Average yearly dividend divided by 12 months
Amount Increase – Portfolio – Total Invested
Percent of Return – Percent that Portfolio Value greater than Total Invested
Dividends Received – Amount of dividend payouts I’ve received so far

Company – Name of corporation invested in
Ticker – Abbreviation used to uniquely identify a publicly traded company
Shares – How many shares I own in a company
Cost Basis – How much I bought into the company when I invested
Market Value – How much all my stock shares are currently worth with a company
Weight – Percent of my investment in a particular company compared to the rest of my portfolio
Yield – Percent of dividends I receive yearly from the Market Value
Sector – Type of company