I don't go back that far, but bought Coke, PG, Microsoft, Kroger, Starbucks, MMM, Altria, GE, and Deere, back in 2003-2010. Have never sold anything. Have PM, Kraft, and Mondelez now from the MO divestments. All told, we received $2300 in dividends last year.Toons wrote:Yes .
I dipped my feet into individual stocks 25 years ago ,still holding
Strange the amount of responses who seem to look at individual stocks as something to to be 'played' and seemed to buy and sell on a whim. I view them just like the other 95% of our portfolio, that is, something to be bought and held.
With the appropriate amount of 5% that these are, they give me no worries or concern. I expect to replace cash charitable donations with appreciated shares sometime in the future. Especially with the reinvested dividends.
Besides getting some enjoyment of watching the dividends increase over time, I also get a kick out of watching each original purchase get older. Every uear another one or two go over the decade mark. I may bake a cake when the original 90 shares of KO turn 20 in six years. Or maybe KO will be gone by then, who knows. Who cares.
I didn't have much of a thought process when I started buying $2500 or so worth of stock each year, but over the years as I have matured I do like that I did it.