Top Stock Holdings

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TOP STOCK HOLDINGS:

GE———17050 Shares

T————3518 Shares

FE———- 1900 Shares

KMP——— 345 Shares

AEP———1555 Shares

TOP MUTUAL FUND HOLDINGS

JAMX——-2808 Shares

VAFAX——1418 Shares

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14 Responses to Top Stock Holdings

  1. DD,

    Looking at your GE positions I have to ask…Are you related of Jack Welch? 🙂 Very cool!

    MDP

    • No I am not. I was a big believer in GE and have been believing that it is and will eventually be the company that drives the infrastructure development in most developing countries as well as rebuilding the infrastructure of the great USA. Being a sideways mover is not so bad, because the dividends are purchasing at good prices and doing it quarter after quarter. Hopefully, we get back to the dividends of past years and growth as well. Thanks for stopping by.

      Keep cranking,

      Robert the DividendDreamer

  2. Robert,

    Wow. That’s a hell of a portfolio there. I could almost become financially independent on your GE position alone. 🙂

    Awesome stuff. Keep it up!!

    Best regards.

    • Thanks for coming by. I was mentioning about diversifying a bunch more. I have about 10 more positions but with way fewer shares in each. It just kind of happened with the GE. As I mentioned earlier somewhere, I made a few nice round trip trades with GE and used the proceeds to double down for the dividend at the time. Then the bottom fell out and I wanted to get in for the dividend again because I knew it would be on the rebound. Well, I am kind of glad it has floundered around because it allowed me to reinvest all the divs back into the stock. We will see how it goes. Glad you stopped by. Take a look at what I have so far and let me know what you think. I had the idea to retire around 38 when I was 17, but I failed to include the kids and the wife in my calculations. That really put things on a different level. I used to be able to live like a pessant and sometimes did for the sake of investing, but it is so hard to do that with my kids and their friends around. I want my kids as well as myself to enjoy life now and later. My family experienced so many deaths in the past 2 years and some of them were really young- 27 AND 40. Makes me think about the need to do some things now while still saving and investing for my future. You do not know how many times I have had the thoughts about how much I needed to retire or what should I do to make sure I get there. When I saw your site a while back, I felt like I was looking at myself when I was a lot younger. I have been visiting yiur site ever since and I have read most everything on the site and all the posts. You have a great footprint in this area and you are really building a foundation for a great future. I told you a while ago to wait until about 22 years to really see the snowball build. Well, you are getting there and in the next decade you will be making more money each year in dividends than you have in your entire portfolio and in just a few more years you are going to make that in a quarter. You my friend will be able to enjoy life in any way you desire. Your family should be proud of you, and you should be proud of yourself.

      Thanks again,

      Keep cranking,

      Robert the DividendDreamer

  3. Tyler Tran says:

    Wow Robert,
    What an awesome portfolio! Rental properties, and Stocks. Wow. You’re the inspiration we’ve all look up to. Deep respect to you for hustling all these years and your focus has really became your reality. Thank you.
    Keep up the great work and take care of that family. Without our families and a couple good friends to share life with… whats it all for?
    Thanks.

    • Thanks so much for the compliment. I feel blessed to be able to join such a group of people in this community. I wish I would have made the move sooner. Good luck in your adventures.

      Keep cranking,

      Robert the DividendDreamer

  4. Vivianne says:

    You have a great porfolio. I was wondering if you are not ready for retirement yet, with such huge payout, instead of reinvest in the same stocks, you invest in different dividend paying stocks. So you’ll have something every month. Mimicking the paycheck payout. Somebody said if you’re a good planner, you can plan/budget for the quarter. Personally, I’d like to smooth the dividend out. What do you think?

    • Well, I have been trying to build the portfolio so that it will ultimately throw off $150,000 per year. If I continue to work at the pace I am and have my rentals, I can continue to reinvest until I do not want to do labor anymore. I have a high goal, but without a target to shoot for, what fun is the journey? I also hold quite a few shares in companies the do not pay dividends. That is not something I plan to sell anytime soon because of capital gains. Those shares are in open accounts, and as a result, I do not even consider them because I do not get income from them and I am not selling them, so the shares are just sitting there(autozone, dollar general etc.) I have used the dividends over the years to buy other stocks, but now I have been adding to T and GE extensively. Hopefully, the dividends will be there. I will say that GE is an amazing company and they have so much technology on the plate. They are working with materials that are so extraordinary that they could actually change the way certain industries perform. For example, the materials they are designing for football helmets and pads is so amazing that it is hard to believe. I have an interest in this because my son plays football and I am concerned with his safety. The industrials are working with materials that are so advanced that GE could eventually become a source of the materials for other companies. Seems that the right leadership needs to be in place to exploit the technology. I am so excited about GE’s
      potential, and look forward to reinvesting and possibly seeing a nice dividend increase in the coming months. Thanks for stopping by.

      Keep cranking,

      Robert the DividendDreamer

  5. Great portfolio! I really like your position in GE! Its definitely a dividend king! Good job

    • It should be a little bit better by the end of the month. I bought a few shares of T and have the dividends to invest. I was hoping to get PM at 76, but I was tapped out. Now it jumped a huge amount, so not for me. Thanks for stopping by. Keep in touch.

      Keep cranking,

      Robert the DividendDreamer

  6. Mike Cleveland says:

    Sorry to make a negative comment – but I think you are way overly weighted on GE . Why not diversify further ? There are plenty of other companies out there with similar prospects to GE. Yes, GE is on a sense diversified in its own right, BUT, at is is stil one company with ONE CEO,, ONE CFO etc.
    Ofcourse, . time will tell , but at the moment I would venture to say that with such a large weighting in one company you are tending towards gambling on GE , rather than investing in GE.

    Al the above said, you have clearly made lots of good decisions and are making fantstic progress building wealth.

    Good Luck.

    Mike

    • I am way more diversified than it seems. The stocks listed are only the dividend payers that amount to any significant position. I have 10 positions in stocks that do not pay dividends.

      Of course, GE is my largest position, However, it got that way through trading it up. Same thing with T. I have almost 300 more shares in my T trading account this year mostly from trading. I got caught upside down in the last few months, but I now have more divs being collected. I am good with the risk. We will see how it goes.

      Good luck and thanks for stopping by.

      Keep cranking,

      Robert the DividendDreamer
      AKA — Seeking Dividends

      Follow me on Twitter– Seeking Dividends@DividendDreamer

  7. Dividend Miracle says:

    Hey DD,

    Your GE holding is really great! I currently have about 40 shares as of today. When do you think you will update how many shares you own on the dividend income side?

    DM

    • Well, I would love to say that I have been adding to my position. I have, but I also needed to dip into the shares a bit to pay for a rental and repairs on another. Man, it was a hard thing to do, so I have been really bummed about it. I am going to try to update in a couple of days.

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