On the second or third Saturday of the month I update the Pocket Change Portfolio (PCP). The table below reconciles the PCP from beginning of period to end of period for November 2008, Year-To-Date (2008) and Life-To-Date. Obviously, Year-To-Date and Life-To-Date will be the same for the remainder of 2008. The Portfolio Returns line provides the calculated return for the three displayed periods.
|Beg. Portfolio Value||2,246.47||–||–|
|Online Cash Receipts||515.44||2,870.81||2,870.81|
|Ending Portfolio Value||2,765.38||2,765.38||2,765.38|
Online Cash Receipts are the collected earnings from my online endeavors. Most of which is advertising on the my various blogs. The $20 Online Expenses relate to registering 2 domains (dividends4life.com and thediv-net.com). Since I host on Blogger, this line should see minimal activity. The Dividends line is for dividends earned in the PCP. The Interest Income line is interest earned on cash balances in an ING account I set up for the PCP. The Gain/(Loss) line is for market changes to the PCP (realized and unrealized).
During the month of November I purchased
22 shares of KO at $46.27/share and charged the portfolio a commission of $4.50. The KO stock will provide me $33.44 in annual income, bringing the PCP’s total annual dividend income to $100.64. Now that the portfolio has exceed $2,500, it is eligible for 10 free trades a month.
With over $700 in cash, this will allow me to purchase my third stock in the PCP during the month of January. It is my goal to have sufficient earnings to purchase a stock at least once a quarter.
(Photo: sanja gjenero)