My Portfolio

My portfolio, last updated April 3, 2021

The chart below only lists the value gains (or losses) on the stocks I own, the total return is higher due to dividends received. A previous version of the chart tracked market value, value gain and weight on a per stock basis but I decided to simplify the chart to make it faster to update. Everything has to be updated manually so it’s very time consuming. At a later point I may add a fully-automated version of the chart, but this is pretty low on my priority list.

I’ve nicknamed my portfolio the DaC fund. It’s very much a work in progress, but over time my portfolio should start resembling an index ETF. The main difference is I can pick each constituent by hand, I focus more on dividends and can micro-manage the portfolio as much as I want — which I enjoy a lot.

Company Ticker Shares Cost
basis (EUR)
Value (EUR)
3M MMM 14 2101.06      
AbbVie ABBV 15 1215.37      
AB InBev ABI 99 8492.99      
Ageas AGS 51 2028.73      
Altria MO 170 7430.65      
BHP Billiton BLT 50 1020.33      
Bristol Myers Squibb BMY 66 3341.28      
Carrier (spin-off) CARR 9 142.00      
Coca Cola KO 50 1515.19      
Colgate-Palmolive CL 16 786.69      
Diageo DGE 58 1563.87      
Diageo ADR DEO 41 4048.79      
BHP Billiton BLT 50 1020.33      
General Electric GE 50 966.48      
Facebook FB 12 2651.41      
GlaxoSmithKline GSK 152 2904.39      
Hershey’s HSY 17 1374.42      
Idorsia (spin-off) SWX:IDIA 8 35.67      
Kinder Morgan KMI 62 2011.60      
McDonalds MCD 10 708.26      
Moury Construct MOUR 28 4197.40      
Moderna MRNA 10 1267.40      
Nike NKE 86 4087.47      
Novo Nordisk NOVO-B / NVO 149 5523.76      
NVIDIA NVDA 19 1,402.85      
Omega Healthcare
OHI 25 774.70      
OTIS (spin-off) OTIS 4 183.00      
Philip Morris PM 103 7085.40      
Pandora A/S PNDORA 37 3264.68      
PZ Cussons PZC 174 671.40      
Royal Dutch Shell B RDSB 236 6556.69      
Sanofi SAN 15 1214.79      
Smartphoto SMAR 57 1437.24      
South32 (spinoff) S32 50 18.68      
Synchrony Financial SYN 86 2234.73      
Tesla TSLA 25 1872.10      
Unilever ULVR 72 2395.04      
Raytheon Technologies RTX 9 539.00      
YUM Brands YUM 15 590.72      
YUM China YUMC 20 495.22      
Van de Velde VAN 38 1755.86      
Vestas VWS 50 3280.38      
VGP VGP 28 3989.99      
Wells Fargo WFC 28 996.14      
Warehouses De Pauw WDP 365 3648.62      
Total     108,942.38 154,815.04 42.11% 51.43%

19 thoughts on “My Portfolio

    1. Dividends Are Coming Post author

      Thanks, I hope to build up a pretty nice portfolio over the coming years. At present it’s not diversified enough to my liking but those juicy yields from RDSB and PM have been hard to resist ;-).


  1. MidcapAdvisor

    Thanks for disclosing your portfolio. You have some decent gains there so I am guessing this was invested some time ago, before QE the world over. You are not tempted to realise a gain and reinvest ? I look forward to reading more of your blog.


    1. Dividends Are Coming Post author

      The portfolio is pretty young, I started it in August 2014. Some of the European stocks like VAN, WDP and ULVR really took off in the weeks before and after the ECB QE announcement.

      A large part of the value gains of my US stocks on the other hand are due to the strong dollar, a lot of these purchases were made when the EUR/USD was still in the 1.2-1.35 range.

      I’m not tempted to sell and reinvest, the goal from the onset was to build a portfolio with stocks I can hold for decades and that generate an ever increasing dividend stream.


      1. MidcapAdvisor

        I respect your focus and long run goal. Stick at it. If you have any inclination to research Midcap EUR stocks at any time as a sideline/different possibility, please let me know.


  2. DivHut

    Pretty well diversified portfolio for its size. We have quite a few names in common between our portfolios which is always nice to see. Keep buying quality dividend names.


    1. Dividends Are Coming Post author

      Thanks, I hope to expand it further over the coming months/years. So far I’ve been able to take advantage of free transaction promotions at my broker so transactions costs haven’t really been an issue yet.


    1. Dividends Are Coming Post author

      They have had a nice run recently, seems like the failed takeover bid from Kraft Heinz made the market realize there’s a lot of value to be unlocked at Unilever. The company just announced they will investigate what they can do to unlock more shareholder value in the short run, will be interesting to see what they will present in April.

      Good luck with the new blog, seems like you have a nice portfolio too!

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  3. FDR

    Hi DAC,

    Nice portfolio you have going. I’m just getting started with dividend
    investing and as a fellow Belgian I have one question about your

    How come you’re not buying shares of Proximus (PROX)? It seems to
    be an interesting dividend investment to me. The share is relatively
    stable, they are under pressure of a government-shareholder to keep
    the dividend high and as a Belgian you avoid double taxation. But
    perhaps I’m missing something?

    Have a nice day


    1. Dividends Are Coming Post author

      Hi FDR,

      Thanks for your comment! There’s not really a particular reason why Proximus isn’t in my portfolio. There are so many great companies in the world and we can’t own them all. Proximus is one of those firms that doesn’t really pique my interest, I haven’t analyzed the company nor do I follow it closely so I don’t have an opinion about the stock.


  4. gonorthbalance

    Great to find out few great Europe’s companies in your portfolio.
    I have unpleasant experience with EUR/USD exchange rate for my first GM investment so for now I have decided to stay in my home continent share market 🙂
    Will be looking forward for new Euro zone shares in your portfolio.
    Good luck and all the best from Lithuania!



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