2013 Dividends & Year-End Performance
With 2013 coming to a close, I thought I’d provide an update showing the performance of my portfolio and growth of dividends. 2013 was another great year to be a bull in the stock market. It was not a “stock picker’s” market…throw a dart and pretty much any sector has done well. My portfolio was no exception.
Total dividends received (and automatically reinvested into the equity they came from) came out to $1,132. This was another substantial increase of 74.3% year-over-year. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep that kind of growth up much longer until I get a higher paying job. I’d need to add a little over $800 in dividends to achieve another 74% gain next year.
Overall portfolio performance was also incredible. According to Schwab’s portfolio performance review, 2013 saw a beginning value of $24,023 turn into an ending value of $68,907. This included $8,800 in account value appreciation and $1,363 in dividends reinvested. My portfolio returned an incredible 32.25% this past year! The remaining account value came from $23,000 in net cash in and an $11,000 stock transfer in.
Let’s hope for a continued good year in the stock market. Personally though, I wouldn’t mind a slight pull back to allow me to invest in some cheaper companies.
Here’s my dividend report for calendar year 2013. This is the third annual dividend report. For past reports, please visit Scott’s portfolio page.
Total 2013 Dividends