December is behind us, time to check in on my portfolio.
Last month I made two purchases- both were new positions in my portfolio.
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.
So how did I progress in December?
For reasons of comparison: a year ago, at the end of December 2016, my 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%.
How was your December? Did you add new positions to your portfolio? Leave a comment/reply to share your thoughts!