|Mr. ATM's Dividend Paradise|
Those are piles of money at the bottom, paid to me as dividends by each set of stocks. I also like to make sure the bulk of my portfolio is made up of only the highest quality stocks and therefore, dividend piles are larger for those stocks than the relatively lower quality smaller positions on the right.
Knowing company's credit rating is extremely important as it makes a big difference between companies that go bankrupt and those who survive and even thrive during a downturn or a recession. A credit rating of a corporation is analogous to how a personal credit score works. The higher the rating or score the least risk to the creditors.
You can look up credit rating for any publicly traded company for free by using FINRA's website http://finra-markets.morningstar.com/BondCenter/Default.jsp. Just use the Search tab and enter the stock symbol. I personally use FastGraphs tool which includes credit rating.
It is a bit tricky to make it work with a stock portfolio without messing up or re-organizing my entire spreadsheet. I had to define hierarchy between different credit ratings in the spreadsheet correctly, and once I did that, the Google Sheets just spits out the Org Chart in the right order and hierarchy.
|Zoomed view of a section of my stock Org Chart|
|My full stock portfolio Org Chart|
|Added some paint to see what else I can make out of it|
|Added structural stuff, house, and helicopter|
|Added piles of money and helicopter animation|
I needed to add a cruise ship in my dividend paradise as I can use a little vacation, every now and then. My helicopter would take me back and forth between the ship and my dividend paradise. BTW, I don't like big houses, so a small cabin or a modest home is sufficient for me. Though, I do have a penthouse suite on the ship.
|Added ship, water, and the final animation|
Build your own dividend paradise using only the strongest and highest quality stocks. That way, you would not have to worry about your dividend paradise crashing down, when the storm (recession) arrives. Also diversify across several industries and make sure you have an exit plan for your risky investments.
In case you are wondering, I had to create over 200 frames for the above animation and it was inspired by various video games I played or coded as a kid on my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64. That's why the picture and animation looks like an 80's video game.
Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed creating it. As always, would love to hear what you think.
Disclosure: I am long all stocks that are mentioned or shown in this post.
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