Jan 7, 2020

Dividend Income - December & Full Year 2019

This comes a bit late, but Happy New Year 2020! The year 2019 is now officially over and out, but let's take a look back how it actually went. Every year the last month is traditionally a big one for many dividend investors, and I'm no exception. In December 2018 I was able to collect $300.05 in the form of dividends. Once again, trying to improve from there. I had exactly the same payers now than a year ago. But almost in every position there are now more shares, and almost all companies raised their dividend during 2019. So, this should be a good one. To achieve my yearly goal of $5,000 I needed approximately $450 from this December. In total 17 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of December 2018 and 2019 dividends:

Dec 7, 2019

Dividend Income - November 2019

So, the very last month of the year is already well underway. Amazing, but now it's time to see how the second to last month went. First, traditionally, I take a look one year back. In November 2018 I was able to collect $235.20 in the form of dividends. Once again, trying to improve from there. All those payers still remain in my portfolio. Plus I have two new payers compared to last year. General Dynamics Corp. (GD) is a newcomer in my portfolio, while Metso (METSO.HE) changed their payment schedule. So, I was definitely expecting to see nice growth here. In total 16 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of November 2018 and 2019 dividends:

Nov 10, 2019

Dividend Income - October 2019

All right, here we go again, another month in the books. Let's see how I did during the first month of the last quarter. But first, let's take a look one year back. In October 2018 I was able to collect $292.27 in the form of dividends. All those payers still remain in my portfolio. Additionally, I have one new payer compared to last year: Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). So, the starting point looks pretty good here. In total 17 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of October 2018 and 2019 dividends:

Oct 6, 2019

Dividend Income - September 2019

All right, three quarters of four finished in 2019. Let's see how I did during the last month of third quarter. But first, let's take a look one year back. In September 2018 I managed to collect $264.34 in the form of dividends. All those payers still remain in my portfolio. No new dividend payers either, so it looks like my portfolio has really settled down here. Once again, looking for a good growth compared to last year. In total 16 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of September 2018 and 2019 dividends:

Sep 8, 2019

Dividend Income - August 2019

And here we are August 2019 is finished and wrapped in a neat little package, so it's time to see how it went. But first, let's take a look one year back. In August 2018 I was able to collect $219.53 in the form of dividends. All those payers still remain in my portfolio. Plus I have three new payers compared to last year. AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) and General Dynamics Corp. (GD) are newcomers in my portfolio, while Nokia (NOKIA.HE) changed their payment schedule. So, I was definitely expecting to see nice growth here. In total 16 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of August 2018 and 2019 dividends:

Aug 11, 2019

Dividend Income - July 2019

All right, the hot month of July  2019 is in the books, so it's time to see how it went. But first let's see what happened one year ago. In July 2018 I was able to collect $208.83. Nicely beating 200 there, but now I'm definitely aiming higher. All payers from last year still remain in my portfolio. Plus I have one newcomer in the form of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). So, the starting point looking pretty good here. In total 16 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of July 2018 and 2019 dividends:

Jul 7, 2019

Dividend Income - June 2019

And we are over halfway through the year 2019! Amazing, but let's take a look where my dividend income stood one year back. In June 2018 I was able to collect $260.40. All those payers still remain in my portfolio. On the other end there is one new payer in the form of Nokia (NOKIA.HE). It's not exactly a newcomer in my portfolio, but thanks to their payment schedule change they popped up on the list now. Well, all in all, there was a good starting point for June 2019 dividend income. In total 17 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of June 2018 and 2019 dividends: