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July 2011 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance Update



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, XMFCrocoStimpy (97.52) 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 (22.87) 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,


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