Portfolio

Hello all,

Listed Below is my current passive income portfolio.  I will continue to update this page once a month. There may be improvements that need to be made and I'd love to hear your recommendations. 

*You'll notice that the bulk of my portfolio now spans across five mutual funds. I could talk at length why I think it is better to own funds than only individual stocks for your long, long term portfolio needs, and I do so a little below.   But here is the current breakdown, by percentage first (note that my Real Estate portfolio is below as well):



The details of my portfolio holdings are below:

Stock/Bond Portfolio

You'll notice above that I only have 12 individual stocks.  But consider the following:

1) VFIAX has 509 stocks.  It's ten largest holdings: 

Apple, Alphabet, Exxon Mobile, Johnson and Johnson, General Electric, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, AT&T, and Facebook.

2) VWELX has 93 stocks and 798 bonds.  It's ten largest holdings:

Wells Fargo & Co., Merck & Co. Inc., Microsoft Corp., Comcast Corp., Verizon Communications Inc., Chevron Corp., Alphabet Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Chubb Ltd., Intel Corp.

3) VTIVX is a conglomerate of 4 different funds, which results in over 9,000 stocks that span across the world and 12,000 bonds.

4) VGSTX is a conglomerate of 11 Vanguard funds.  I don't even want to begin to talk about how diverse this fund is.  I started at age 18 with VGSTX because it had the lowest required minimum of $1000.  I borrowed most from my dad and paid him back working summer jobs.

My primary point is that I think it is safe to say you cannot achieve this level of diversification by yourself.  My exposure across business sectors, company sizes, domestic and international markets, developed and emerging markets, bond quality, and bond maturity is far greater than owning, say, 20-40 individual dividend paying stocks.  This is why I think Mutual Funds are the way to go for the bulk of your portfolio.  Anyway, just my opinion, and I would love to hear your perspective.  Below is the other large part of my portfolio, my rental properties: 

Real Estate Portfolio
First Rental Property: Missouri


Second Rental Property: Colorado


Third Rental Property: North Carolina


Fourth Rental Property: North Carolina



I'm very thankful for this portfolio above and it definitely was not created overnight.  Your thoughts?

 Passive Income Dude

11 comments:

  1. Nice rental properties! I currently bought a house with my fiancé and thought about a rental property of our own. Perhaps not now but in the future after we have our first kid. Nice looking portfolio you have there. I really want to buy some O Realty Income but I find it over price right now and wait until a dip comes. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hey Dividend Liberty, Congrats on buying a house. You definitely can make the most $$ in real estate (almost certainly). I think I saw a stat that said like 70% of millionaires started in real estate in some fashion. There's also a stat that most statistics are made up though! :)

      I just wrote about how O is overvalued. You can easily search and find it on my site. Wait for the dip! Keep rockin,

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  2. Passive Income Dude

    Great Job and impressive with that many portfolios. Out of curiosity - how hard is it to manage them in 3 different states. I assume its not fun during tax time either?

    -TDM

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    1. Hey TDM, great question, one that I intend to do an article on soon. I use property management that is full service, so it is almost completely hands off. Literally months go by with no interaction at all. And tax time is actually quite amazing. Huge benefits to owning real estate and deducting mortgage insurance and 'paper losses' etc. So it's very nice, thankfully! Keep in touch,

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  3. Looks like my holdings mirror VFIAX. Like the investment property ideas. Don't really know too much about real estate though.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Greg. I'll be publishing frequently about real estate so be sure to check back. You really can't beat the returns that are available through investing in RE.

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  4. Looking Good PID. I'm thinking of getting a rental property but I haven't made up my mind yet. Great work.

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    1. Thanks Divi Cents! I am such a firm believer in real estate that I sometimes have difficulty investing in equities! The return is just so much larger in Real Estate, and I believe it is because the return is multi-dimensional: income, appreciation, tax benefits, inflation benefits, and all of those at highly levered rates.

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  5. I've been a long-term NLY investor. I've let the dividends keep buying more shares and is my single largest dividend increment.

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    1. NLY is great for a long term buy-and-hold. Interest rates increasing is problematic for sure, but it already has taken a huge haircut and I think has these low rates well-priced in. I only keep it as a small position, but it's high yield is nice. Thanks!

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  6. Following in your footsteps PID. I actually have only one fund in my Roth IRA and that's the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. I may eventually add the total bond fund and maybe a total international fund. I have my individual stocks outside of my retirement accounts. I also purchased my first house last year. It's currently vacant, but hopefully I will get it rented within the next two months.

    Clearly, you have a well diversified portfolio. We also share some of the same individual stocks. Good stuff dude.

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