August 2018 dividend portfolio report

Hello and welcome to my August 2018 dividend portfolio report. This portfolio is where I invest for mainly dividend returns, but with some capital growth.  In this report I will go over any changes that I made to my portfolio for the month of August. I will also detail how the portfolio performed. If you would like to look at the previous months report you can find it here

Portfolio sells

In August I again continued the work of reducing my holdings in funds. In this month I made two sales. One of which reduced my holding in that fund down to zero. My sells for August were:

  • 2,995.595 units of Standard Life Inv Global Smaller Companies Class S. This added £3,400.00 back into my portfolio. After this sale I still have 5,912.720 units of this fund. It is likely that I will sell all of this holding in September.
  • 65.87 units of Barings Europe Select Class I. This one added £2,774.44 back into my portfolio. I held off on selling my stake in this fund until August due to them giving there yearly dividend in that month. Once the dividend was payed out I sold my entire holding in this fund.

 

Portfolio buys

There was quite a bit of buys this month after some quite large sells in funds. In total I made four buy deals this month, all of which were investment of around £2000. Two of them I held already in my portfolio. The FTSE All-World is a new investment. I made one purchase of it at the start of the month and one at the end of the month. The buys were as follows:

  • 30 units of Vanguard Funds plc FTSE All-World UCITS ETF. First investment in this ETF
  • 48 units of Vanguard Funds plc S&P 500 UCITS ETF. This was a second buy in this ETF taking my holding to £4,163.68
  • 46 units of Vanguard Funds plc FTSE All World High Dividend Yield. Another second buy, which brings this holding to £4,037.35
  • 30 units of Vanguard Funds plc FTSE All-World UCITS ETF. Second buy of this ETF later in the month. It took my holding in this ETF to £3,996.54

Dividends

August was a reasonable month dividend wise. I received three dividends this month.

The investments that paid a dividend this month were the following.

  • Vanguard Funds UK Gilt [VGOV] £2.97 ($3.87)
  • Barings Europe Select Class I {FUND}  £35.88 ($46.74)
  • Apple Inc [AAPL] £7.72 ($10.26)

Total for the month of August was £46.57 ($60.66).  While this does sound high the Barings dividend went straight back out for Broker and management fees.

My current dividend total for 2018 stands at £169.69 ($221.04)

My current forecast for September dividends is £30.15 ($39.27)

No new dividend goals were reached in the month of August.

My total fund value went from £58,669 ($76,422) at the start of August to £60630 ($78,367at the end of the month.

August 2018 dividend portfolio report - Fund Total Value

August 2018 dividend portfolio report – Fund Total Value

Here is how my portfolio is currently split.

August 2018 dividend portfolio report - Stock Splits

August 2018 dividend portfolio report – Stock Splits

 

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