As we enter the home stretch of 2014 I wanted to give an update about my portfolio and holdings in my taxable and ROTH accounts. November has brought about my highest ever portfolio value in both accounts as my total investment balance in my taxable account reached $111,328.59 and my total investment balance in my ROTH account reached $26,000.53. Of course, the total account value changes frequently with each trading day and is not my primary concern as it is dividend income that I’m really after.

November saw me make two trades for the month as I added to my ROTH account 25.4919 shares at $62.61 for a total investment of $1,596.05 in The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) and added to my taxable account 27.0861 shares at $58.93 for a total investment of $1,596.18 in Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (KRFT).

Both of my portfolios also saw a new smaller position in Halyard Health, Inc. (HYH) added as a result of a spin off from Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB). For now I plan to keep HYH in both portfolios and will see what, if any, dividend policy the company will adopt. In the past, I have kept my spin off shares in my accounts as dividend payments have been initiated in each. This applies to my shares of AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), Allegion plc Ordinary Shares (ALLE) and Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ). It’s always nice to see your portfolio grow simply from stock spin offs.

November also saw my first dividends received in new Canadian bank holdings Royal Bank of Canada (RY) and The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD). I’ll be highlighting my dividend income for the month in a few days.

A lot of action has occurred in the month of November and all this without any energy names. I have several names in that sector on my watch list and we’ll see what December buys I’ll end up making.

What about your portfolio progress? Please let me know below.

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