It seems that at times I seem to be a little late to the party. In late 2013, I stumbled across investment blogs and the DGI community in particular. With a knowledge of databases, I began to enter blogs I encountered into a table followed shortly thereafter by their holdings in another table. Obviously Ferdi (DivGro) had a similar thought as in February 2014 he presented the initial Blogger’s Portfolio. Initially 31 stocks within 20 portfolios, it was subsequently expanded to its’ current form of 60 companies within 43 portfolios.
When I researched my holdings and dividends for my quarterly review, I noticed something that required further analysis. I put it aside while completing my taxes, but resolved to readdress it. The issue is portfolio balance – or more specifically – being out of balance. I noticed over the past few months that portions of my portfolio were sliding farther from their assigned allocations. I currently rank my holdings by value (price * # shares). I then weight by category. The companies I’ve identified as Anchor positions would comprise a maximum 18% of the total value. Frankly, none of these positions has yet attained the 6% threshold since I only added this category last year. WEC (5.4%), CLX (4.6%) and KMB (3.8%) hold these slots and I haven’t been adding to them this year outside of dividend reinvestment due to valuation. So my ‘heavy hitters’ aren’t out of balance.