If there’s a common theme that holds these five companies — and the other 16 currently in the portfolio — together, it’s that they earned their spots in the portfolio because they fit the overall strategy. Dividends, valuation, and diversification may not be rocket science, but it’s a strategy that has worked for generations and continues to work for the iPIG portfolio today.
And what of that iPIG portfolio?
As of last Friday’s close, the iPIG portfolio is still performing to expectations, with every selection’s dividend either in line with or ahead of where it was at the time it was picked. From a total return perspective, the portfolio has clocked 21.7% returns since its December 2012 inception, just about keeping pace with an S&P 500 index fund with the dividends taken as cash. Put it all together, and the iPIG portfolio finished the week looking like this:
|Company||Purchase Date||No. of Shares||Total Investment (including commissions)||Current Value |
Aug. 9, 2013
|Mine Safety Appliances||12/21/2012||36||$1,504.96||$1,919.16|
|United Parcel Service||1/2/2013||20||$1,524.00||$1,756.20|
|Air Products & Chemicals||2/11/2013||17||$1,510.99||$1,813.90|
The article This Strategy Survives Even When the Market Drops originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Chuck Saletta.
Fool contributor Chuck Saletta owns shares of Aflac, Texas Instruments, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Genuine Parts, United Technologies, Wells Fargo, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Emerson Electric Co., Becton Dickinson, Walgreen Company, Union Pacific, Hasbro, United Parcel Service, CSX, J.M. Smucker, Air Products & Chemicals, Mine Safety Appliances, Raytheon, Kinder Morgan, and NV Energy. The Motley Fool recommends Aflac, Becton Dickinson, Emerson Electric, Hasbro, Kinder Morgan, McDonald’s, Mine Safety Appliances, United Parcel Service, and Wells Fargo. The Motley Fool owns shares of Hasbro, Kinder Morgan, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Raytheon, and Wells Fargo.
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