The Portfolio

The Portfolio - AKA "The Dividend Scythe"
Harvesting dividends until early retirement




12 comments:

  1. Nice to see a portfolio starting out with solid dividend payers. Too often I see new portfolios skewing towards crazy high yields that inevitably get cut. Nice to see some clear long term thinking behind these buys.

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    1. Keith,

      Thanks for the comment and praise. I wish that I could say that the portfolio started out this way. My first year of investing, like a sheep, I followed the masses and invested into all sorts of high payout, stock crashers. Thank God that I noticed the failure and have seemed to have learned from the mistake.

      Now it's nothing but companies that fit my own screening process and are there for the long haul instead of the quick payoffs. It's harder when the dividends come in a bit smaller but over the long term I feel it's really the smarter decision and it will ultimately lead to a greater standard of living for my family and me.

      Thanks again,

      -DM

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  2. I agree with Keith. Nice job starting out with real companies and not chasing yield. I look forward to your next purchase.

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    1. IH,

      Thanks for the comment. I will admit that it's hard to ignore those monster dividend yields on some of the more risky dividend stocks but I've got my eyes on the long term growth instead. It's a safer bet in the long run. I will have to make sure to have some of the higher yield ones at some point to fuel my rocket ship faster but I'll keep the core the growth over time stocks to make sure it's got a healthy core.

      Thanks again and glad to have you watching,

      -Dividend Monster

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  3. Nice portfolio and keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks, DD! I'll admit that it's definitely hard to avoid some of the higher yield eye candy but they're not as proven as my longer standing stocks.

      -Thanks for the comment

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  4. Great list of companies to build the base of your portfolio. Looking forward to seeing how your portfolio develops from here.

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    1. MGUK,

      I'm glad you think so. The Cookie Jar is coming along slow but steady. I can't wait to see how it preforms in the years to come. Every snow ball starts out as a small snow flake but if rolled enough will become a damn good size chunk once it's done.

      -DM

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  5. Great start Dividend Monster. I hope your portfolio and dividends will keep growing.

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    1. Bunny,

      I hope so as well! I think the thing I look forward to most is seeing the YOY growth of the portfolio. Not just the value but the dividend payments.

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  6. Nice portfolio to start off with. You got some pretty good picks.

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  7. Keep up the great work! You have some very great picks in there!

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