Portfolio Update: December 2017

December is behind us, time to check in on my portfolio.

Last month I made two purchases- both were new positions in my portfolio.

On December 14 I added 15  shares of Eaton Corp  (ETN) for a total of $1,166.

And then on December 27 I bought 60 shares of Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) for a total of $1,272.

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).

Both Eaton as well as Hanesbrands don’t have the impressive dividend pedigree that I usually like to see before purchasing new stock. However, their other dividend features (as can be seen in the respective write-ups) make them in my opinion a good buy at the moment.

With these new purchases I keep building my snowball and with each new stock purchase I increase my forward dividend income and get closer to achieving my investment goals.

So how did I progress in December?

For reasons of comparison: a year ago, at the end of December 2016my portfolio consisted of 36 positions with a total value of $61,005.  

At the end of December 2017 my portfolio consisted of 49 positions with a total market value of $118,018, a Year-on-Year (YoY) increase of 93%.

My YoY increase is shown in the graph below.

How was your December? Did you add new positions to your portfolio? Leave a comment/reply to share your thoughts!

Author: Tall Investing

www.tallinvesting.com

8 thoughts on “Portfolio Update: December 2017”

    1. A combination of all three. But main driver the past month has been price growth, the stock market has just been on a tear. A slowdown or even dip would make for more buy opportunities.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Great work at building your portfolio so quickly! I am only able to add tiny amounts to my portfolio compared to you. I bought some shares worth €600 of a local company but I guess we all have to start somewhere 🙂
    -BI

  2. 93% YoY growth is insane. Do you mind slowing down so some us can catch up haha

    Seriously though keep it up! what would you say was the biggest driver of that growth?

    1. Thank you. Might actually need to slow down this year as I don’t think I will be able to allocate the capital as I did in 2017.

      Biggest driver was fresh capital deployed, followed by stock price increases across the board.

      Cheers!

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