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July 2011 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance Update

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August 20, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , INTC , PG

The Pocket Change Portfolio (PCP) was first introduced on September 13, 2008 as a real money dividend income portfolio funded by the "pocket change" earned from my various online endeavors. Each month I report on the portfolio's progress and update its holdings.

Dividends Received

Total dividends received during the month were $420.41, consisting of:

- $31.02 Coca-Cola Company (KO)
- $12.60 Genuine Parts Company (GPC)
- $30.24 Automatic Data Processing Inc. (WMT)
- $49.00 Kimberly-Clark Co. (KMB)
- $86.40 Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF)
- $44.82 Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG)
- $48.14 Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY)
- $76.96 Sysco Corporation (SYY)
- $41.23 Medtronic Inc. (MDT)

Securities Purchased

The following securities were purchased during the month:

- 30 Shares Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT)
        providing $90.00 in annual dividend income
- 66 Shares Intel Corporation (INTC)
        providing $47.52 in annual dividend income
- 24 Shares The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)
        providing $50.40 in annual dividend income

Annualized Dividend IncomeIncluding the above purchases, my annual PCP dividend income is now $4,920.55 at the current dividend rates. This is up $200.14 from last month's $4,720.41 amount. The PCP has never experienced a monthly decline in annualized dividend income.

Portfolio Returns

- Month: (-2.79%)
- Year-to-date: 2.34%
- Life-to-date: 10.59% (annualized)

My PCP holdings are always available by selecting the Holdings option from the menu in the header. The next PCP update will be mid-September.

Full Disclosure: Long all the aforementioned securities. See a list of all my income holdings here.

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2 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On August 20, 2011 at 3:49 PM, TMFCrocoStimpy (89.81) wrote:

Out of curiosity, when you are calculating the portfolio returns does this include reinvestment of the dividends, or are you taking the dividends out as a cash stream?

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#2) On August 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Dividends4Life (43.19) wrote:

TMFCrocoStimpy: I use the xirr() function in Excel to calculate the internal rate of return. Dividends are treated as outflows from the portfolio when paid and new capital when reinvested.

Best Wishes,

D4L

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