Portfolio Updates (December 2020)
Not too long ago, I published Talking About Money on this site. That posts makes the argument that money should be a topic of conversation. It’s the only way everyone will understand it better.
In that post I shared my current investing portfolio and promised to post regular updates. Here is another update…
I recently did a deep dive on all of my current holdings. I looked at each stock, it’s performance over the last several years, reviewed my thesis for buying the stock, and decided what I think the future of the stock would be. From doing that, I have several stocks now on a short list of possibly selling. The only one I have acted on so far is FFIV.
I Sold F5 Network Inc. (FFIV). I no longer track this technology sector closely. I have held the stock since 2013. It has been a big gainer for me, but has slowed recently. The company also does not pay a dividend. The reasons I bought the stock no longer hold true. It is also in the middle of some activist investing.
Selling the stock is not a signal that I think the stock will go down in the future. It’s a signal that I can’t predict the stock in the future.
I have replaced the FFIV holding with MCD (McDonald’s). This is a solid stock that pays a good dividend. I would rather have money sitting with a dividend paying stock that just sitting.
Below is a list of my current portfolio and the percentage each investment takes up in the portfolio.
|JP Morgan Chase||1.76%|
|Scotts Miracle Grow||2.05%|
If you have anything you’d like to discuss or questions, please reach out to me on twitter. I will be posting more updates in the future.