Portfolio Update: October 2018

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

The past month has been pretty volatile, to say the least, with my portfolio taking quite a hit.

However, less concerned about daily or even monthly gyrations, I stuck to my original plan of collecting dividends and buying on weakness.

This month I made two purchases:

On October 10 I bought 10 extra shares of International Paper (IP).

And on October 12 I started a new position in Texas Instruments (TXN) - also 10 shares.

Given these new buys, this month’s received dividends and stock price changes - how did my portfolio progress in October?

For reasons of comparison: a year ago, at the end of October 2017my portfolio consisted of 47 positions with a total value of $106,856.  

At the end of October 2018 my portfolio consisted of 57 positions with a total market value of $147,027, a Year-on-Year (YoY) increase of 38%.

This YoY increase is featured in the graph below.

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

Author: Tall Investing


8 thoughts on “Portfolio Update: October 2018”

  1. That’s an incredible YOY increase tallinvesting 38%!! Have you determined a fixed amount of positions you will keep in your portfolio or will you continue to initiate new positions? 57 is a lot…. I am hoping I can reach that number someday.

    1. Thanks Driptilrich!

      I have not determined a fixed or target number of companies for my portfolio. As long as there are great businesses out there, which continue to raise their dividends, I see no reason to limit myself to an artificial number. The great thing about being a dividend investor is that I don’t have to babysit or manage these companies, that’s what their leadership gets paid for. And handsomely I might add, at least in most cases.

      Checked out your site as well btw… looking good!

      Thanks for commenting.

  2. Great results tall guy. I notice that ITW is quite popular in the DGI community nowadays. Thinking about starting a position in ITW myself. Any thoughts on ITW ?

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