Last month was a slow month for me in the sense that I only made two purchases – both at the very last day of the month. These new buys were also additions to existing positions.
On October 31 I added 10 more shares of Kimberley-Clark (KMB) for a total of $1,118.
And on that same day I bought 50 additional shares of AT&T (T) for a total of $1,702.
Both stocks showed price weakness and I took this opportunity to increase my positions in them. Kimberley-Clark and AT&T are both Dividend Champions, with dividend increase streaks of 45 and 33 years respectively.
With these new buys my total number of KMB shares is now 35, and I rounded out my number of T shares to a nice 100 number.
I professed my love for investing in Dividend Champions, Contenders and Challengers in my introduction post on how to get started with Dividend Growth Investing (DGI).
So how did I progress in October?
For reasons of comparison: a year ago, at the end of October 2016, my portfolio consisted of 35 positions with a total value of $45,152.
At the end of October 2017 my portfolio consisted of 47 positions with a total market value of $106,856, a Year-on-Year (YoY) increase of 137%.
How was your October? Did you add new positions to your portfolio? Leave a comment/reply to share your thoughts!