Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (1869)

Of course, the foundations of any dividend portfolio are the individual holdings themselves. Here I plan to keep up to date the list of my holdings as it grows.

If you want to see my target/limit for the number of holdings in my portfolio, take a look at my "Investment Goals" page.

Individual Holdings

Here is a tree map chart of my holdings. Obviously, the bigger the square (and bluer the colour) attached to the company the larger its weighting in my portfolio.

You can also navigate yourself around this a bit more. For example, clicking on "FTSE 100" will show you just the FTSE 100 constituents of my portfolio. Right-clicking moves you back to the page before.

Amlin (LSE:AML)--Bought March 2015 sold September 2015 (after being acquired).
AstraZeneca (LSE:AZN)--Bought May 2015 and June 2015.
Babcock International (LSE:BAB)--Bought March 2015.
Banco Santander (LSE: BNC)--Bought Jan 2014.
Barclays (LSE: BARC)--Bought Jan and March 2014.
BHP Billiton (LSE:BLT)--Bought August 2014.
*Blinkx (LSE: BLNX)--Bought January 2014.
BP (LSE: BP)--Bought January 2014 and October 2014.
Britvic (LSE:BVIC)--Bought April 2015.
BT Group (LSE:BT.A)--Bought November 2014.
Burberry (LSE:BRBY)--Bought January 2016.
Carillion (LSE:CLLN)--Bought August 2014.
Catlin Group (LSE:CGL)--Bought August 2014. Acquired in May 2015 (partially replaced by XL Group).
Diageo (LSE:DGE)--Bought October 2014 and December 2014.
GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK)--Bought July 2014 and again, and October 2014.
Hansteen Holdings (LSE:HSTN)--Bought March 2015.
HSBC (LSE: HSBA)--Bought May 2014October 2014 and February 2015.
Imperial Tobacco (LSE: IMT)--Bought January 2015.
Interserve (LSE:IRV)--Bought September 2014January 2015 and March 2015.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)--Bought November 2015.
Lancashire Holdings (LSE:LRE)--Bought November 2014.
Legal & General (LSE: LGEN)--Bought May 2015 and August 2015.
National Grid (LSE:NG)--Bought February 2015.
Old Mutual (LSE:OML)--Bought January 2015.
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG)--Bought September/October 2015.
PZ Cussons (LSE:PZC)--Bought December 2014September 2015 and November 2015.
Rolls-Royce Holdings (LSE:RR)--Bought July 2015. Sold January 2016.
Royal Dutch Shell "B" (LSE:RDSB)--Bought February 2015 and April 2015.
*Seeing Machines (LSE: SEE)--Bought January 2014.
Sky (LSE:SKY)--Bought November 2014.
South32 (LSE: S32)--Added May 2015 (demerged from BHP Billiton)
SSE (LSE: SSE)--Bought January 2014. Sold in November 2015.
Stock Spirits Group (LSE: STCK)--Bought June 2015.
Tesco (LSE: TSCO)--Bought January 2014. Sold January 2016.
Unilever (LSE: ULVR)--Bought January 2014 and September 2015.
Visa (NYSE:V)--Bought November 2015.
WPP (LSE: WPP)--Bought April 2015 and June 2015.
XL Group (NYSE:XL)--Added May 2015 (replaced Catlin Group).

*These are my 'growth' share experiments.

Portfolio Diversity

Originally I used the Global Industry Classification Standard. However, since February 2015 I have used the Industry Classification Benchmark to classify my portfolio.

Currently, as it stands, this is how my portfolio breaks down according to industry classification:


I also hold a small number of cheap funds:


  1. I am having a really good look around your site this evening. I have found a few new prospective stocks for my portfolio as a result. I love the diversity of the companies you hold. This makes good investment sense to spread your risk.

    1. Glad you're finding it interesting.

      I am trying to produce a pretty diverse portfolio. It has taken a while to get to this stage but I feel more comfortable with it now than at any time before. Long may it continue! 31 companies across 10 sectors is pretty diversified. Now I would be much happier "fattening" up some of my current holdings.

      Thanks for dropping by!

  2. Which of your companies would you like to add shares too? 31 companies is excellent.

    1. That a very hard question. It depends on their value at the time I have cash available. i would chiefly like to add to my consumer defensive holdings. However, most are a little rich for my taste with regards valuation at the moment.

      We will have to see!