Portfolio Experiment

13 Nov 2016 13:17
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There are so many new investment tools available to investors today that make it so much easier for the little guys like us. One of the tools I find useful is Motif Investing were you can create a basket of stocks with assigned percentage allocations and when you invest in the basket it will buy all of the shares in the basket for just a small transaction fee of $9.95.

Using Motif as a model, I have decided to start an experiment by creating a portfolio with a fictional $10,000 investment. We will track capital returns, pre-retirement income growth and post-retirement income growth. For pre-retirement growth, we will collect three months of dividend payments and then re-invest in an effort to keep our annual expenses under a cap of $40. For post retirement all dividends will be redistributed with no reinvestment.

To kick this off the initial purchase will be the prices at the business close of Friday 12/2/16 and progress will be updated weekly. Purchased securities and their allocation shall be per the table below

Experimental Portfolio

BASIC MATERIALS - 4%
Compass Minerals CMP 4%
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY - 12%
Wal-Mart WMT 4%
General Motors GM 4%
Cracker Barrel Restaurants CBRL 4%
CONSUMER STAPLES - 12%
P&G PG 4%
Archer Daniel Midland ADM 4%
Petmed Express PETS 4%
FINANCIALS - 10%
Travelers Insurance TRV 5%
Canadian Imperial Bank CM 5%
HEALTHCARE - 10%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 5%
Merck MRK 5%
INDUSTRIALS - 10%
3M MMM 5%
Emerson Electric EMR 5%
REAL ESTATE - 15%
Omega Healthcare Invest OHI 5%
STAG Industrial STAG 5%
W.P. Carey WPC 5%
TECH/COMMUNICATIONS - 13 %
Apple AAPL 4%
AT & T T 5%
Microsoft MSFT 4%
UTILITIES - 6%
Artesian Resources Corporation ARTNA 3%
PPL Corp PPL 3%
BONDS & INCOME - 8%
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd HYG 2%
iShares iBoxx $ Invst Grade Crp Bond LQD 2%
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond TLT 2%
iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx PFF 2%

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