My Vrijheid Fonds (Freedom Fund) date February 1, 2018. Keep in mind that all amounts are in EURO’s.

Company Stock Ticker Shares Cost Base Market value
Ahold AEX AH 416 3,506 7,476
Royal Dutch Shell AEX RDS 366 5,922 10,334
Unilever AEX UN 245 6,540 11,429
Aflac DJ AFL 24 1,076 1,702
Archer-Daniels-Midland DJ ADM 41 1,369 1,414
AT&T DJ T 100 2,946 3,029
Billiton – PLC DJ BBL 30 1,276 1,073
Chevron DJ CVX 36 3,229 3,625
Coca Cola DJ KO 80 2,403 3,059
Franklin Resources DJ BEN 50 1,615 1,702
General Elecrtic DJ GE 60 1,273 778
Johnson& Johnson DJ JNJ 45 3,903 4,993
McDonalds DJ MCD 21 1,550 2,885
Microsoft DJ MSFT 32 1,384 2,444
Omega Healthcare Investment DJ OHI 144 4,438 3,126
Procter & Gamble DJ PG 38 2,656 2,637
Realty Income DJ O 85 4,867 5,118
South 32 LTD DJ SOUHY 12 0 149
The Southern Company DJ SO 50 2,033 1,811
Target DJ TGT 70 3,342 4,243
Vereit DJ VER 100 974 577
Wal-Mart Stores DJ WMT 45 2,669 3,856
Mutual funds & Bonds 10,657 12,216
Cash 493
Total 69,626 90,167

Full Disclosure: I am long in all stocks listed above. Please see my Disclaimer Page.

Market Value


1 January – € 90,894
1 February – € 90.167


1 January – € 79,156
1 February – € 77,585
1 March – € 79,099
1 April – € 82,756
1 May – € 82,757
1 June – € 83,498
1 July – € 81,740
1 August – € 82,726
1 September € 81,851
1 October € 84,924
1 November € 88,335
1 December € 89,148


1 December – €74,223
1 November – € 72,564
1 October – € 72,952
1 september – € 72,788
1 august – € 73,154
1 July – € 72,090
1 june – €68,251
1 may – € 66,119
1 April – € 66,076
1 March – € 64,630
1 February – € 64,523
1 January – € 63,965


1 December – €63.883
1 November – € 60.251
1 October – € 54.950
1 September – € 55,193
1 August – € 59,459
1 July – € 56,467
1 June – € 58,671
1 May – € 57,714
1 April – € 58,162
1 March – € 56,476
1 February – € 53,664
1 January – € 50,050


1 December – € 36,750
1 November – € 35,519
1 October – € 35,260
1 September – € 34,263
1 August – € 31,900
1 July – € 26,254

24 thoughts on “Portfolio

  1. DividendMongrel

    I am thinking of adding AHOLD as a stock in my portfolio because I think this company will continue to grow here in the U.S. They currently have a bunch of Stop and Shop stores in New England and this is where I do most of my grocery shopping. How well has this company done for you since you have been a shareholder?

    1. polliesdividend Post author

      Hello dividendmongrel,

      Thanks for your post.
      Ahold has been good to my portfolio.
      Once a year a good dividend and this stock price gave risen.
      So no complaining.
      A couple of months ago they did a reverse stock split.
      The fundamentals still look good.

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  5. Monsieur Dividende

    I like your portfolio Pollies. Not too crowded but sill very effectivement companies. My kind of play! Keep up the good work and don’t let the surrounding noises cloud your judgment. All is well!

    1. polliesdividend Post author

      Bonjour Monsieur Dividende,

      Thanks for stopping by, and your kind words!
      At this moment i have 17 different kind of stocks. Abd still hungry for more 😀
      I do not want to say “my portfolio consist of max…. Stocks”
      If i analyse a stock, and think it is buyable, and it is a good addition to my Vrijheid Fonds, then I will buy it.
      I’ll keep you posted!


  6. Dividend Fish

    Hi Pollie,

    Any plans to diversify more to European stocks? The prices seem cheaper than US stocks currently. And you also face the EUR/USD exchange rate issue nowadays, making US stock even more expensive for Europeans like you and me. Plus it looks like when the Greece-deal is done, the Euro-stocks will rally again.

    Best regards,
    Dividend Fish

    1. polliesdividend Post author

      Hello Dividend Fish,
      I’m looking at european stocks but also at us stocks
      European stocks are not real great dividend payers. So that is a negative point.
      But at this moment i look at ambev and munich re



      1. Justme

        For us Europeans that’s really an issue. No real great dividend players, so I turn to the US but the current EUR/USD is not so great. Current EUR/USD 1,12 but if it goes back to 1,40………However, I just purchased WPC (tomorrow ex-div date) and will hold it for the long run. Current yield for WPC is 6.2% and stock has been beaten down, while fundamentals are great.

        1. polliesdividend Post author

          Yes the current exchange rate is not great.
          But if you have the intention to hold the stocks for the long run, then the excange rate is not that big.

          I have this intention, so exchange rate are fine, but not a real big issue.

          However I like to have a diversified portfolio and some extra euro stocks would be nice.

  7. Dividend Freedom

    Great porftolio, will definitely sat you free by the time you get 50 years old.

    Keep that snowball roling!

  8. Team CF

    Hello Pollie,

    Nice to see another Dutch Dividend investor, we’ve just started with dividend investing and own some of the same shares.

    Also, and this is a bit of a gamble, we bought some ABN Amro shares, which are slated to be a dividend share (yield about 4-5%). Same as you, we are struggling to find good dividend shares in Europe. Have you ever investigated what dividend taxes apply for Dutch investors in other European countries (i.e. France of Spain)?

    Good luck!

    1. Polliesdividend Post author

      Hello Team CF,

      Thanks for stopping by!
      And nice to hear from a fellow Dutch DGI.

      I did not buy any stocks ABN. They will first have to prove them self and i read a lot of negative articles about them (i.g. Beleggers Belangen van twee weken geleden met een negatief advies)
      And when it comes to new stocks I like to read what experts think about them.

      You question about taxes.
      With a lot of countries in the EU, our IRS (belastingdienst) has a contract with these countries. And in this contract it states that we only have to pay 15% dividend taxes.
      To prevent you to pay these taxes twice on the same amount, It is legal to settle this foreign dividend tax with your income taxes every year.
      For instance, if you pay $10 on taxes in the US, in your income taxes you tell the Belastingdienst you already paid $10 and the withhold this amount for your income tax.

      Look at the website of the Belastingdienst and search for “buitenlandse dividend belasting ”



      1. Team CF

        Hello Pollie,

        thanks for the hint to the beleggers belangen article. We did read several other ones, which were overall more positive than this one. As noted, it is a bit of a gamble, and we see it more as that than a long term dividend stock. So far that has worked out well, as the stock is up about 0,80 euro @ €18,55 with targets ranging from €19,00 to €21,50. Will keep an close eye on it.

        As for dividend taxes from foreign stocks, still need to do more research here. Will probably do a post on it in the future. Its certainly something to consider!


  9. Mr FOB

    Nice growth of your portfolio over time!
    I am more into indexfunds than into individual funds due to the lower associated risk. My favorites are VXUS and VTI in 1:1 ratio: full world coverage with minimal cost

    1. Pollie

      At this moment, I’m not invested in index funds
      I like to look into the companies I invest in. Everybody his own hobby 😉
      By investigation into the company, I minimize my risk.
      And that’s why I came up with the Pollie-code.
      It is not written in stone. At this moment I’m thinking about upgrading my Pollie-code to Pollie-Code 2.0.
      This after reading some great blogs, books and articles.



  10. FIP

    Hi Pollie, Really jealous on your Unilever And RDS position!!!! And especially the cost basis. Unfortunately Unilever flew away for me after the recent take over bid from kraft Heinz.

    I bought 100 in OHI this week when a buy order got triggered on 30$. We have a similar position size now 🙂 Happy about that one also knowing that the Euro currency is a bit stronger now.

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