Updating Ben’s Portfolio – November 2009

money On the first Thursday of every month, I plan on reviewing the portfolio and making any changes that seem necessary.

You can see the portfolio in this google spreadsheet.

Here’s a snippet from the construction:

When constructing the portfolio, I began by deciding on asset allocation.  I knew I wanted to stick to companies that we have in our database with a target allocation of 10% per company.  However, I also feel that the market is currently well overbought and I am hesitant to put much into equities.

I still feel the market is well overbought (even more so now) and will leave the allocation the way it is for now.  I also decided not to rebalance the portfolio at this time because the allocations are fairly close to their targets.

Here are the companies in the portfolio:

Since the last update, the following transactions were made:

  • Received $0.34/share dividend on 312 shares of TLH for $106.93.
  • Received $0.70/share dividend on 173 shares of HYG for $121.89.
  • Received $0.20/share dividend on 573 shares of OLN for $114.60.
  • Received $0.36/share dividend on 312 shares of TLH for $113.50.
  • Received $0.70/share dividend on 173 shares of HYG for $121.68.
  • Received $0.34/share dividend on 250 shares of EMR for $83.75.
  • Received $0.50/share dividend on 325 shares of ISH for $162.50.

Here is the portfolio in comparison to the DJIA and the S&P 500:

Ben’s Portfolio DJIA S&P 500
Since Inception (9/30/09) 2.98% 6.51% 3.65%
Quarter To Date 2.98% 6.51% 3.65%
October 2009 -1.89% 0.00% -1.98%
November 2009 4.96% 6.51% 5.74%
December 2009

Photo provided by zzzack.

FULL Disclaimer:  Author held a long position in TLH, HYG, and NPK at the time of publication.


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