Portfolio 3 Updated December 2019

Portfolio three is 12 years old.  The beneficiary contributed $6500 and the trustee $13,000 for a total of $19,500.  The current value is $25,768 for a gain of $6,168 or 31%, which is 3.8% / year when adjusted for the timing of cash flows.  See the details here or go to the link on the right.

This portfolio recently changed from a stock portfolio to an ETF portfolio, like Portfolio 2.  We sold off the stocks and purchased ETF’s, including 52% in equities,  10% in gold, 28% bonds, and 10% cash (currently yielding 1.7%).

Portfolio Five Updated December 2019

Portfolio 5 is 10 years old.  The beneficiary contributed $5500 and the trustee $11,000 for a total of $16,500.  The current value is $21,627 for a gain of $5,127 or 31%, which is 4.5% / year when adjusted for the timing of cash flows.  See the details here or at the link on the right.

Bigger gains came from Appian (APPN), Union Pacific (UNP), and Procter and Gamble (PG).  There are 17 stocks in the portfolio.

 

Portfolio Four Updated December 2019

Portfolio Four is 10 years old.  The beneficiary contributed $5500 and the trustee $11,000 for a total of $16,500.  The current value is $22,566 for a gain of $6,016 or 37%, which is 5.1% / year when adjusted for the timing of cash flows.  You can see a summary here or at the link on the right.

The portfolio has 19 stocks.  Big gains have come from Appian (APPN), Elbit Systems (ESLT), Procter & Gamble (PG), Oracle (ORCL) and Wal-Mart (WMT).  It is important to factor in the impact of dividends on stocks held a long time; for example Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B) and Westpac (WBK) look like “losers” from a stock price perspective – but when dividends are (properly) included, they move into the winning column.

Portfolio Six Updated December 2019

Portfolio six is seven years old.  The beneficiary contributed $4000 and the trusted $8000 for a total of $12,000.  The current value is $14,495 for a gain of $2,495 or 21% which is 4.2% / year when adjusted for the timing of cash flows.  You can see the details here or at the link on the right.

The gains in this portfolio come from Procter and Gamble (PG), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), and Elbit Systems (ESLT).  There are 13 stocks in the portfolio.

Portfolio Seven Updated December 2019

Portfolio seven is more than 4 years old.  The beneficiary contributed $2500 and the trustee $5000 for a total of $7500.  The current value is $10,526 for a gain of $3,026 or 40%, which is 11.5% / year when adjusted for the timing of cash flows.  See details here or at the link on the right.

Portfolio seven’s gains to date have mainly come from Mastercard the credit card company and Alibaba the Chinese e-commerce giant.

Portfolio Eight Updated December 2019

Portfolio 8 is a bit over 4 years old.  The beneficiary contributed $2500 and the trustee $5000 for a total of $7500.  The current value is $9,557 for a gain of $2,057 or 27%, or 8.2% / year when adjusted or the timing of cash flows.  You can see the summary here or at the link on the right.

The portfolio holds 9 stocks.  The biggest winner is Mastercard (MA) and the others have been doing OK.  General Motors (GM) and Baozun (BZUN) are down a bit overall.

Portfolio Two Updated December, 2019

Portfolio two is over 15 years old.  The beneficiary contributed $8000 and the trustee $16,200 for a total of $24,200.  The current value is $45,377 for a gain of $21,177 or 87%, for an annualized return of 7.1% adjusted for the timing of cash flows.  You can see a summary at the link on the right or here.

This is an ETF portfolio, with 28% in cash, 11% in bonds (the BND ETF), and the remaining in US and worldwide equities.

2019 was a good year for the markets and this portfolio as well.