Hey :) Just stumbled across your blog. It is quite awesome seeing another investor beginning. I too started early this year ( Late February) and I started about with the same amount of capital that you did. The only difference is the holdings and the age difference. I am 10 years younger :)Well anyways , great blog. I am excited to see where you are as time progresses :)
Hey Sage, Congrats on investing at such a young age. I wish I started at 19 back when I was making a bunch of tips as a bus boy at Bugaboo Creek Restaurant. At 29 I still feel like I have plenty of time to catch up. Working two jobs is helping me invest a lot more than normal, but working 55+ hours a week does suck. I also can't wait to see how we progress as the months, and years go by. Thanks for the supprort and thanks for stopping in to read my blog!
Sage, starting this method of investing at age 19 would have been great. An additional 10 years of compounding?! That would make a world of difference!DM, I'm liking the look of that portfolio! The color scheme looks similar to something I put together. I've linked to an updated version of it on my site. I just got done adding in columns for cost basis and gain/loss as well as sector names based on GICS data. Overall I think it also has a "cleaner" look. I'm hoping to eventually make a pie chart showing sector industry diversification as well. It was also recently updated to support Canadian dividend stocks. The link to the latest version is on my site as well as via Google Docs Templates.Let me know if you have any questions about it.
Scott, I really like the automation that google docs provides for my portfolio. It definitely provides a cleaner look as well as real time price fluctuations. I'll take a look at your portfolio. Thanks for stopping by!
Hello,I recently stumbled upon your site and am looking at your portfolio. I see a few companies that I haven't seen on other investors' dividend portfolios ( like Sony). Are you planning on holding on to those, even if they eliminate dividends?Best Regards,Dividend Growth Investor
Hey DGI,SNE was my first stock pick back in January when I had no clue about investing. I actually picked it up because I though the PS4 would be enough to make the stock go up, but later I realized that was not the case. I am much wiser now and I read that SONY has now cut it's dividend due to it's struggle with the mobile phone business. So I could sell and put my money to work somewhere else or hold and see if they will make a comeback. It's just very disappointing that they cut their dividend since going public in 1958. So at this point I am unsure of what to do with this one.
Hello, I see you have a .it blog, so are you from Italy ?Don't you have commissions on your trades ?Because I have this problem buying just few shares a time..Thank you and will go on reading your blog ;)
Hey TEI,I am actually from the US. I dont pay any commissions with Loyal3 which is only available in the US. I hope they will give other countries a chance to invest with them in the future. It sucks to save a ton of money on one purchase. At Loyal3 I can buy shares for as little as $10. Commissions on other sites can get very expensive if you make small purchases so I try to stay away from those fees. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you again!
Looking forward to more adds to your portfolio!
Thank you A-G! I look forward to seeing how well you do in 2015!
Hey how did you get your portfolio on that graph using google drive?
You have to use Google Sheets in order to get all the calculations.
Hello DM,nice to see a young portfolio with a bulk of time ahead for compounding. Stick to your plan, and do not change your decision by current market corrections. Best wishes EternalYield