Nov 10, 2018

Dividend Income - October 2018

All right, here we are 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 2017 I was able to collect $233.80 in the form of dividends. Since then two stocks have left my portfolio: Agrium (AGU.TO) and General Electric (GE). On the other end there are also two new payers: Leggett & Platt Inc (LEG) and  PPL Corp (PPL). So, I was hoping that these newcomers fill the gap, and then some. One of my Nordic investments, Telia Company, pays semi-annual dividend, and the other half is paid in October. This has a big impact on October results.  In total 16 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of October 2017 and 2018 dividends:

Oct 7, 2018

Dividend Income - September 2018

All right, three quarters of four finished in 2018. 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 2017 I was able to collect $204.12 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. It was nice to crack $200 in last September, but now the aim is naturally higher. In total 16 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of September 2017 and 2018 dividends:

Sep 23, 2018

Portfolio Review - Q3 2018

Only few days left of the third quarter in 2018, so I guess it's about time to check where my portfolio stands now. First, the total value of my direct stock investments: $108,909 ($97,460 in Q2) with an average yield of 3,9%. Well, there it is my first 100K! I opened one new position during Q3: AbbVie Inc (ABBV). No currency conversions here, so the total value consists of EUR, USD and CAD investments. I try to ignore currency fluctuations when I monitor my progress. But as we know EUR is stronger than USD and USD is stronger than CAD. So if you think about the total value as USD, that gives rather good image. What about sector allocations then? Let's take a look...

Sep 2, 2018

Dividend Income - August 2018

And here we are August 2018 is finished and wrapped in a neat package, so it's time to see how it went. But first, let's take a look one year back. In August 2017 I was able to collect $171.43 in dividends. All those payers still remain in my portfolio. Plus I have one new payer: Hormel Foods Corp (HRL). A solid foundation to build on this year's dividend income. So, I was definitely expecting to see nice growth here. In total 13 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of August 2017 and 2018 dividends:

Aug 5, 2018

Dividend Income - July 2018

All right, the very hot month of July  2018 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 2017 I was able to collect $159.10. Since then two stocks have left my portfolio: Agrium (AGU.TO) and General Electric (GE). On the other end there are also two new payers: Leggett & Platt Inc (LEG) and  PPL Corp (PPL). So, I was hoping that these newcomers fill the gap, and then some. In total 15 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of July 2017 and 2018 dividends:

Jul 7, 2018

Dividend Income - June 2018

And we are over halfway through the year 2018! Amazing, but let's take a look where my dividend income stood one year back. In June 2017 I was able to collect $204.01. All those payers still remain in my portfolio. On the other end there are no new payers either, so I guess there hasn't been need for changes. Not a bad position to be in, if you ask me. Once again, expecting to see decent growth from last year. In total 16 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of June 2017 and 2018 dividends:

Jun 24, 2018

Portfolio Review - Q2 2018

Second quarter of 2018 almost finished, I guess it's about time to check where my portfolio stands now. First, the total value of my direct stock investments: $97,460 ($96,620 in Q1) with an average yield of 4,1%. Looks like 100k continues to loom on the horizon. No currency conversions here, so the total value consists of EUR, USD and CAD investments. I try to ignore currency fluctuations when I monitor my progress. But as we know EUR is stronger than USD and USD is stronger than CAD. So if you think about the total value as USD, that gives rather good image. What about sector allocations then? Let's take a look...