Portfolio Update: November 2017

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

I made two purchases- both additions to existing positions.

On November 9 I added 35 more shares of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for a total of $1,390.

And on November 29 I bought 25 additional shares of Cardinal Health (CAHfor a total of $1,454.

With these new buys my number of Archer Daniels Midland shares is now a nice 100, while I brought my total of Cardinal Health shares to 65.

Both stocks showed price weakness and I took this opportunity to increase my positions in them. ADM and Cardinal Health are both Dividend Champions, with dividend increase streaks of 42 and 21 years respectively.

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).

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 November?

For reasons of comparison: a year ago, at the end of November 2016my portfolio consisted of 35 positions with a total value of $47,451.  

At the end of November 2017 my portfolio consisted of 47 positions with a total market value of $113,480, a Year-on-Year (YoY) increase of 139%.

My YoY increase is shown in the graph below.

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

Author: Tall Investing


4 thoughts on “Portfolio Update: November 2017”

    1. Thanks! Part of the ongoing portfolio growth is that the market just keeps climbing, but I have also been pretty diligent in deploying new capital and reinvesting dividends. Thank you for stopping by!

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