Baby DivHut Dividend Income Portfolio Update Q2 2018

Every quarter I like to review baby DivHut’s portfolio and dividend income. With the second quarter of 2018 already in the books it’s time to see how his portfolio has fared. Generally speaking there is not much change in his portfolio on a month to month basis as fresh capital is not always available to make trades for him every month. Still, with dividend reinvestment, stock spin offs and a small buy I made, his portfolio continued to grow in size from last quarter. Of course, the aim of his portfolio is not necessarily to achieve capital appreciation rather dividend growth with the ability to generate an ever increasing passive income stream. With that being said, let’s take a look at his current holdings and sector allocation.


SymbolDescriptionQuantityCost BasisMarket ValueCost/ShareGain or Loss
ABBVABBVIE INC2.1048$132.69$192.67$63.04+$59.98
ABTABBOTT LABORATORIES9.2737$351.39$597.23$37.89+$245.84
CATCATERPILLAR INC15.8080$1,086.38$2,181.03$68.72+$1,094.65
DDOMINION RESOURCES INC10.9150$768.30$773.98$70.39+$5.68
EMREMERSON ELEC CO COM39.0910$2,054.21$2,692.20$52.55+$637.99
GISGENERAL MLS INC COM16.5568$929.61$713.43$56.15(-$216.18)
ITWILLINOIS TOOL WKS INC6.4345$551.42$889.25$85.70+$337.83
JNJJOHNSON & JOHNSON8.6925$880.97$1,124.46$101.35+$243.49
KMBKIMBERLY CLARK CORP5.1124$589.56$542.73$115.32(-$46.83)
MCDMCDONALDS CORP5.5380$913.20$874.67$164.90(-$38.53)
MMM3M CO1.0288$197.39$206.46$191.86+$9.07
PEPPEPSICO INC10.8246$1,166.14$1,242.01$107.73+$75.87
PFEPFIZER INC13.4887$450.11$508.52$33.37+$58.41
PGPROCTER & GAMBLE CO15.1550$1,302.84$1,197.09$85.97(-$105.75)
SOSOUTHERN CO10.8530$482.97$515.95$44.50+$32.98
ULUNILEVER PLC - ADR13.8222$557.30$779.02$40.32+$221.72
VFCV F CORP30.6246$1,931.98$2,801.54$63.09+$869.56
YUMYUM! BRANDS INC14.8136$787.69$1,159.16$53.17+$371.47
YUMCYUM CHINA HLDGS INC COM14.4302$328.97$483.41$22.80+$154.44

Total Investment Balance $19,474.83

Gain or Loss $4,011.71

Year to date dividend income: $235.49 which is on track to surpass his 2017 total.

Sector Allocation

SectorSector %Market Value
Consumer Cyclical27.31%$5,318.79
Consumer Defensive22.97%$4,474.29

Looking at his sector allocation above I know I’d like to boost his healthcare holdings and may initiate several new positions as I have done recently in the pharma/biotech space. I know there are still gaping holes in his overall portfolio such as no finance, tech, energy or hyper growth companies listed. I’m sure that will change over time. My main goal with his portfolio, at this stage, is to set up a very strong base of “boring” stable companies and later add some “flashier” names into the mix. There are still many more consumer staples I’d like to add and even another utility or two before that will happen. Baby DivHut is only three (I know, no longer a baby) and at this point I’m very satisfied with the progress made so far.


What do you think about baby DivHut’s portfolio and sector allocations? I would appreciate any suggestions for potential stock picks as well. Please let me know below.


Disclosure: Long all above

16 thoughts on “Baby DivHut Dividend Income Portfolio Update Q2 2018”

    • Hi DD,

      I hope his portfolio will be able to supplement his lifestyle nicely in the coming decades. Getting a start early in life will surely help him achieve FI sooner than most, I hope. For now, the focus will be on the known, solid, boring dividend payers. I want to teach him that spending the dividend fruits is OK as long you don’t “cut” the dividend tree down. A lot to teach 🙂

    • Hi DD,

      ABBV has seen some pretty wild price swings over the last year but long term it still looks like a good potential hold, especially when considering dividend payments too. I’m still liking it in August. Thank you for commenting.

    • Hi dividendgeek,

      That’s the long term plan for his portfolio. Keep buying, reinvesting and enjoy those dividend raises when they come. After two decades it should be producing some real nice passive income for him. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

    • Hi BHL,

      Thank you for those kind words. Slowly but surely I’m building up his portfolio when cash is available and I hope to teach him all about dividends and the magic of compounding. As always, I appreciate your comment.

  1. That’s a pretty freaking awesome portfolio for baby Divhut Keith. Baby DH may not appreciate this now, but man, one day in the future baby DH will thanking you every day. I love the name of the holdings!


    • Hi DD,

      I hope to teach him well about investing as he gets older. For now it looks like I’m sticking with the boring, solid, known dividend payers and when he gets older I might expand into more high growth names. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi SAMBM,

      Over the long haul you’re bound to see blue chips stumble and fall. It’s just the nature of long term investing. While baby DivHut has no GE, I hold plenty in my taxable account. No sell for me yet though. I’m hanging on.


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