I will update my portfolio on this page every quarter. Daily stock market volatility obviously distorts the actual value of my holdings in between updates.
Please note that all numbers below are in Euros only! Even though I own international stocks in other currencies, they are shown in Euros using the last-known exchange rate.
Last update: 25th of January, 2018.
Dividend growth stocks
After discovering the dividend growth strategy, I was almost immediately convinced that it’s a perfect fit for me. At the moment I’m still building and diversifying my portfolio, so the list of stocks below should grow over the coming months.
The cost basis of each position includes the price of the shares, a 0.25% stock market tax and brokerage fees. Even though the value gain of my dividend portfolio doesn’t matter too much, I’ve added it here for the sake of completeness.
|Ticker||Company||Shares||Cost basis||Mkt. value||Gain|
|BLT||BHP Billiton plc||110||1,908.56||1,977.00||+3.59%|
|DE||Deere & Company||7||452.61||957.48||+111.55%|
|HOME||Home Invest Belgium||60||5,427.96||5,412.00||-0.29%|
|JNJ||Johnson & Johnson||20||1,769.41||2,282.85||+29.02%|
|NG||National Grid plc||400||5,079.95||3,650.57||-28.14%|
|PG||Procter & Gamble||23||1,594.66||1,628.15||+2.10%|
|RB||Reckitt Benckiser plc||10||630.34||786.42||+24.76%|
|ROG||Roche Holding AG||15||3,418.52||2,984.13||-5.75%|
|S32||South 32 Ltd.||48||20.04||118.53||+491.49%|
|KO||The Coca Cola Company||17||540.05||651.30||+20.60%|
|VZ||Verizon Communications Inc.||50||2,040.81||2,173.69||+6.51%|
|WDP||Warehouses De Pauw||25||2,341.85||2,460.00||+5.05%|
Exchange-traded funds (ETF)
When I started out as an investor I put most of my savings into exchange-traded funds to take advantage of their international and industry diversification. If you’re interested why I chose to invest in the three ETFs below, be sure to read up on my strategy.
In August 2016 I decided to liquidate my ETFS, mainly because performance was on par with my dividend growth portfolio. The advantage of diversification through the index funds became smaller and smaller as I bought into more dividend paying companies.
Besides equities I also have some other investments, one of which is a tax-advantaged pension fund and another one that basically is a savings account through an insurance firm. The latter isn’t being offered anymore because the terms and conditions were deemed too risky for the insurance company by the European Commission after the financial crisis in 2008. On top of that I also own my own apartment.
|Name||Cost basis||Current value||Gain|
|Pension fund||3,720.00||4,351.24||+16.97% and 30% tax break|
For those interested, I’ve gone through great lengths to detail the past performance of my portfolio.