Visualization is often easier to understand than numbers. Hence over the weekend, I took time out to add more graphs that would allow you to visualize dividends generated by your portfolio and answer questions about them at a quick glance.

1) Are your dividends growing over the years? What about the cost yield?

2) Are you over-reliant on a particular sector, industry, or stock?

These new graphs allowed me to understand my portfolio from another perspective. The pie charts over the years reveal that I am becoming over-reliant on REITs and banks for dividends. >90% of my 2017 dividends so far are from them.

With this information, I will likely weigh against adding more REITs or bank stocks if I intend to hold them and have them generate passive income for me in the long run.

Hopefully, these graphs will also help shed new light on your portfolio and help …