I update my portfolio at regular frequency and it has 95 fantastic companies.

Freedom Portfolio

Symbol Company Quantity Quote Total Value
AAPL Apple Inc. 15 $96.87 $1,453.05
ABBV AbbVie Inc. 20 $55.96 $1,119.20
ABT Abbott Lab. 50 $39.52 $1,976.00
ADM Archer Daniels Midland Co. 50 $34.79 $1,739.50
AFL Aflac Inc. 10 $60.17 $601.70
AVA Avista Corp. 30 $37.55 $1,126.50
AXP American Express 5 $55.37 $276.85
BAC Bank of America 100 $12.65 $1,264.50
BAX Baxter Intl., Inc. 10 $39.43 $394.30
BBL BHP Billiton ADR 230 $20.09 $4,620.70
BNS The Bank of Nova Scotia 50 $39.96 $1,998.00
BP BP plc 150 $28.99 $4,348.50
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. 1 $131.64 $131.64
BUD Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA 5 $112.27 $561.35
CAT Caterpillar Inc. 30 $66.85 $2,005.50
CMI Cummins Inc. 5 $98.00 $490.00
COP ConocoPhillips 100 $33.97 $3,397.00
CVX Chevron Corp. 70 $83.56 $5,848.85
DIS Disney 5 $95.57 $477.83
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. 50 $78.95 $3,947.50
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple 5 $92.18 $460.90
ED Consolidated Edison Inc. 20 $70.31 $1,406.20
EMR Emerson Electric 25 $49.31 $1,232.75
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc. 200 $7.41 $1,482.00
GD General Dynamics 5 $136.86 $684.30
GE General Electric 50 $29.37 $1,468.50
GILD Gilead Sciences 15 $88.07 $1,320.98
GMCR Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. 30 $91.93 $2,757.75
GOV Gov. Properties Income Trust 50 $14.66 $733.00
GSK GlaxoSmithKline Plc 125 $39.15 $4,893.13
HCP HCP, Inc. 200 $29.58 $5,916.00
IBM IBM Inc. 5 $131.91 $659.55
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 15 $105.65 $1,584.75
JPM JP Morgan Chase & Co. 20 $57.44 $1,148.80
KHC The Kraft Heinz Comp. 15 $78.19 $1,172.85
KMI Kinder Morgan, Inc. 450 $18.15 $8,167.50
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp. 5 $216.89 $1,084.43
MAIN Main Street Capital Corp. 150 $28.83 $4,324.50
MCD McDonald’s Corp. 5 $116.95 $584.73
MO Altria Group, Inc. 100 $61.41 $6,140.50
MRK Merk & Co Inc. 20 $50.55 $1,011.00
MSFT Microsoft Inc. 30 $51.23 $1,536.75
NHI National Health Inv., Inc. 5 $62.98 $314.90
NMFC New Mountain Finance Corp. 75 $12.40 $930.00
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc. 30 $28.78 $863.40
O Realty Income Corp. 100 $58.63 $5,863.00
OHI Omega Healthcare Inv., Inc. 200 $31.98 $6,396.00
OKE ONEOK Inc. 400 $24.00 $9,600.00
PEP PepsiCo Inc. 20 $98.30 $1,965.90
PFE Pfizer Inc. 50 $30.16 $1,507.75
PG Proctor & Gamble Company 45 $81.06 $3,647.70
PM Phillip Morris Intl, Inc. 110 $91.33 $10,045.75
PNNT PennantPark Investment 100 $5.61 $561.00
POT Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan 100 $17.10 $1,710.00
QCOM Qualcom Inc. 10 $51.14 $511.40
RAI Reynolds American Inc. 60 $50.28 $3,016.80
RDS B Royal Dutch Shell, plc 150 $45.71 $6,856.50
SBUX Starbucks Inc. 5 $58.30 $291.50
SNH Sr. Housing Properties Trust 100 $15.32 $1,532.00
SO Southern Company 70 $48.06 $3,364.20
STAG STAG Industrial, Inc. 100 $17.20 $1,720.00
STWD Starwood Property Trust, Inc. 95 $17.90 $1,700.50
T AT&T Inc. 150 $37.10 $5,565.00
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank 50 $38.67 $1,933.50
TGT Target Corp. 10 $78.42 $784.20
USB U.S. Bancorp 25 $39.29 $982.25
UTX United Tech. Corp 10 $97.52 $975.20
VGR Vector Group Ltd. 50 $23.11 $1,155.50
VTR Ventas Inc. 85 $55.39 $4,708.15
VZ Verizon Co. Inc. 120 $51.00 $6,119.40
WFC Wells Fargo & Co. 30 $48.04 $1,441.20
WPC W.P. Carey, Inc. 105 $56.50 $5,932.50
XOM Exxon Mobil 50 $81.78 $4,089.00
YUM Yum! Brands Inc. 10 $71.26 $712.60

27 thoughts on “PORTFOLIO

  1. Hi DD,

    Glad that you like the portfolio and it is WIP right now. I like to distribute my capital across stocks in multiple sectors so as to reduce volatility such as today market swinging due to Grexit tantrum. Hope that it does not last long 🙂

    Thanks for commenting and stopping by!

  2. Not a bad looking portfolio with a solid mix of many stable names. However, you seem to have quite a few REITs mixed in for your portfolio size. A little too much for my liking but that’s just me. Thanks for sharing. Look forward to seeing what other names will make your list.

    • Hi DH,

      Yeah. My portfolio is amalgamation of high quality companies belonging to diverse sectors. Its still WIP. I’ve 53 companies now and would like to add few more in the collection. Regarding owning REITs, I consider them to provide income similar to rentals, rather than owning and maintenance properties and dealing with tenants & midnight calls. Thanks for stopping by and appreciate the comments.

  3. Hi, I am in the same situation as you are, but investing in Spain.
    i would like to diversify, but the euro dolar relationship is not the best one rigth now for us, in Europe. the other way around, it is great for you. Have you considered that possibility?

    What is the stock you feel more confortable in your portfolio? I mean, what would you buy more?

    See you and congratulations.

    • Hi MOI.

      Welcome to this little corner of world across the pond 🙂 I already own many companies with European HQ like GSK, RDS B, VOD, etc and would love to add great performing companies, be they in Spain or other parts of world. I do not consider currency fluctuations while making investment decisions as no one can predict; evaluating fundamentals of a company remain the cornerstone of my investing philosophy.

      Reg best stock, its a tough one. Its like which kid you like the most. You love them all 🙂 Isn’t. In general, I like consumer staples, utilities, pharma companies like JNJ, PG, KO, PM, SO, GSK, GILD as they are more predictable over a decent period of time and carry less volatility. However, O&G companies have been battered a lot recently and good time to adding them: KMI, CVX, RDS B, etc. REITs are getting there. Thanks for stopping by and appreciate your perspective.

  4. Hey Race2Retirement!

    Nice looking portfolio you have here! We’re just starting out and we’d love for you to check out ours. It’s me and my twin brother (18 years old) in the beginning of our dividend growth journey.

    • Hi TD,

      Appreciate liking the portfolio. It is a nice to know about your journey and good luck on that! and buying KO and MAIN. It just takes few years of consistently investing in DG stocks to kick start the dividend snowball. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  5. That is a very nice collection of quality companies.

    Do you plan on building larger positions or are you interested in more diversity as in more companies. Nice job.

    Keep cranking,

    Robert the DividendDreamer
    AKA — Seeking Dividends

    Follow me on Twitter– Seeking Dividends@DividendDreamer

    • Hi Robert,

      Appreciate liking the companies. So far, GMCR has been a great acquisition with close to 100% return on capital. Although, I hate it to be acquired but won’t mind getting such a return 🙂

      Both. I definitely want to add more quality companies, currently have 55 companies and looking close to 70-75 in medium term: this should make my portfolio fairly diversified across all asset classes and segments. Ideally, I would like to make all these positions equally divided so that, slide in their prices does not impact the overall portfolio and drop in earnings in few companies do not negatively impact overall passive income over a medium or long term. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  6. Hi R2R! A nice portfolio you have there! I see you have fairly large positions in the Energy and mining sector. Did you built up these positions before the commodity crash or after? I am allocating most of my capital currently there as I believe in the mid-term and long-term prospects of the sector. I’m considering adding BBL on 20 USD and RDSA on 20 Euro. In my opinion they are cheap stocks knowing that we’re somewhere around the bottom of a cycle. The other sectors I currently consider overvalued. I don’t mind being rather overweight to a sector as i’m in the accumulation phase. I’ll build up better positions in consumer staples when those sectors will face a down turn. Pity I just missed out on some opportunities late January as I was short on funds at that time. Anyway, once again, nice portfolio, I wish I’d get to that at a certain day!

    • Hi FIP,

      sorry! Just checked the message. I built up BBL, OKE, KMI, BP, and other energy related stocks, over a period of time. Basically, when oil went down by 20-30%, I started buying them, and as you know, oil went down much less and at a point, these were showing heavy losses and some still do. But, many have recovered beyond my wildest expectations to be frank, and some in positive territory to my surprise. I was also short on some funds, looks like we are tracing same path 🙂 No one can predict the direction of market, so, it is best to slowly nibble on them. Love consumer staples, but, way too inflated right now. All the best to you. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  7. I see you have a well diversified portfolio. Do you have any tips on how to minimize trading fees with so many securities? Is there a set limit you save before making a stock purchase like 500 dollars or 1,000 prior to pulling the trigger? Good job either way building the passive income.

    • Hi EL,

      As they say only free lunch in investing is diversification: like to have a diversified portfolio of 25-40 core companies and another set in support role, if you will. Reg brokerage costs, there are low cost providers like Sharebuilder, Tradeking and Zecco which are close to $5; once your portfolio size reaches $25-50K, you can open Merrill Lynch where you get free trades depending upon account size. I like to buy in lots of 5, 10 or multiples of these, not fixating on dollar figure: generally around $500 or more. Good luck in your FI journey. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  8. Hi, Very nice portfolio and thanks for sharing this information with such detail. I plan to follow along and hopefully achieve my independence in 10 years. Good luck to you.
    Can you please clarify couple of things. You mentioned you have 95 companies and Total Portfolio value (Aug 1, 2016): $372,990.72. Whereas the portfolio you listed is 74 companies and about $184K.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Murar,

      Appreciate following my FI journey. Yeah, I need to update portfolio list here, ran into some technical issues. However, I do not worry too much regarding the size of portfolio: some will start with $5K, others with $5M or $50, whats really important is passive income and I keep track of it and regularly post them including my purchases, so, you can follow that. Hope this answer your query and Good luck in your journey as well. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Hi DR,

      Very much appreciate the compliments, have been working hard to create the passive income of $3K in 3000 days. Tough and challenging race. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi IH,

      Appreciate it. I think challenging part is achieving the 2nd half of FI journey, as I’ve sold many positions over last few months. Its never a straight line and nothing is. Thanks for stopping by as always.

    • Hi BHL,

      Thanks for having the faith in me, much appreciated. If I can achieve $2K on average in 2K, that will be awesome. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Nicely diversified portfolio. It looks like KMI is one of your larger holdings though. How badly did their dividend cut hurt your income goals? Any plans to try to avoid future cuts in other holdings?

    • Hi Steve,

      KMI was a big dampener in my portfolio as I was slowly building positions over a period. I kept faith even during the period when dividend was cut, however, things did not improve. I decided that its time to fold on KMI and sold all my positions. Of-course, it hurt badly. Its tough to know in advance if a company is going to cut in future. Important lesson is that if a company cuts it once, it can cut in future also and probably better to move on. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  10. Very nice portfolio. Seems like we hold a lot of the same companies. There is one think I notice: You have a lot of stocks in Kinder Morgan? Why is that? As a dividend investor, we normaly tend to avoid or sell out on stocks that stop paying dividend. Is Kinder Morgan now more a value / growth play for you more than simply a dividend income contributer?

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