Starter Portfolio of Dividend-Paying Stocks

The Starter Portfolio is a conservative approach to investing in stocks. Each company is very well managed, is a leader in its industry and has a secure dividend. The portfolio includes 10 well-known stocks that pay dividends. Therefore, it is designed for a buy-and-hold investor seeking to reinvest dividends.

10 Starter Stocks

Name
& Monthly Returns

Symbol
& Snapshot

Recent Prices
& Trendline Chart

3M Company MMM
CaterpillerCAT
CloroxCLX
Colgate-PalmoliveCL
Deere & CompanyDE
General MillsGIS
International Business MachinesIBM
Johnson & Johnson JNJ
Kellogg CompanyK
Proctor & GamblePG
Price charts from Alpha Vantage as of most recent close.


Portfolio Values


To inspect the performance of the Starter Stocks portfolio, see the chart below. Portfolio values are computed using monthly closes for stocks from Alpha Vantage.

All 10 stocks are included in the portfolio computations. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,000.00 was invested (total of $10,000) in each stock at its closing monthly price for the first date shown on the portfolio value chart below. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

The current value of a $10,000 investment is $18,640. The percent return is 86.40%. The annualized return is 13.26%.



Portfolio Value Chart for Last 100 Daily Closes


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