Portfolio Update May 2019

Thanks to my steadily growing portfolio of stocks, ETFs and bonds, I approach financial independence one step at a time.

Once a month, I keep track of my recent portfolio additions. This is my monthly portfolio update for May 2019.

Portfolio Overview

On my way to financial independence, I constantly try to improve my income situation. To this end, I pursue a core-satellite investment strategy.

The core of my investment strategy is a broadly diversified ETF portfolio. However, I’m not a huge fan of dollar cost averaging. Therefore, I looked for a more profitable alternative to invest in index funds. My preferred strategy is called Value Averaging.

My ETF portfolio is complemented by a high-yielding stock portfolio, which I manage according to my own stock screener. Here, I focus on a long-term buy-and-hold approach.

As of May 10, 2019, I owned 15 stocks, 7 ETFs and 4 Bonds with a total value of €102,258.75 or $114,756.30 (previous month: €104,706.83).

ETFs

According to my Value Averaging strategy, I didn’t have to add any further shares to my ETF portfolio last month.

Stock Market Index Issuer Cost Basis Market Value Weight Distribution Type
DAX Deka 2000 2206.90 0.0483 distributing
STOXX Europe 600 Comstage 7749.81 8257.39 0.1809 distributing
STOXX Europe 600 Lyxor 3754.50 3952.84 0.0866 accumulating
MSCI North America Comstage 7468.19 9304.27 0.2038 distributing
FTSE North America Vanguard 3437.34 3768.94 0.0826 distributing
MSCI Pacific Comstage 3164.34 3195.81 0.0700 distributing
MSCI Emerging Markets Deutsche AM 5777.86 14968.72 0.3279 accumulating
Total 33352.04 45654.87 1.0000

Stocks

After acquiring additional shares of Allianz, Fresenius, Munich Re and SAP as well as initiating a new position in BASF in March, my stock portfolio remained unchanged last month.

Company Shares Cost Basis Market Value Weight Dividends YoC
Allianz 20 3754.00 3986.51 0.0727 180 0.0479
AT&T 135 4050.65 3628.20 0.0661 242.37 0.0598
BASF 19 1269.77 1242.60 0.0226 60.8 0.0479
BMW 30 2535.00 2098.20 0.0382 105 0.0414
British American Tobacco 75 2501.13 2519.10 0.0459 173.69 0.0694
CVS Health 35 2549.78 1715.50 0.0313 61.63 0.0242
Daimler 30 2104.50 1673.40 0.0305 97.5 0.0463
Fresenius 47 2518.26 2375.26 0.0433 37.6 0.0149
Gilead Sciences 35 2547.40 2032.95 0.0371 78.04 0.0306
Japan Tobacco 150 4128.67 3027.60 0.0552 178.84 0.0433
Münchener Rück 19 3722.10 3940.60 0.0718 175.75 0.0472
Novo Nordisk 75 2409.90 3215.10 0.0586 81.74 0.0339
Royal Dutch Shell 560 12363.71 15806.88 0.2881 931.8 0.0754
SAP 27 2535.30 2972.10 0.0542 40.5 0.0160
Southern Company 100 3999.98 4632.89 0.0844 211.99 0.0530
Total 52990.15 54866.8900 1 2657.25 0.0501

Bonds

My bond portfolio remained unchanged, too, after I’ve recently added 3 subordinated loans via the crowd investing platform Ecoligo in March.

Issuer Country FX Cost Basis Market Value Weight Interest
KfW Turkey TRY 2933.24 1437.00 0.8273 132.92
ecoligo* Kenya EUR 100 100 0.0576 6
ecoligo* Ghana EUR 100 100 0.0576 6
ecoligo* Costa Rica EUR 100 100 0.0576 5.5
Total 3233.24 1737 1 150.42

That’s it for the month of May. My next portfolio update is expected to be released on June 14, 2019.

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