May 10, 2018

Dividend Income - April 2018

All right, the month of April is over and it's time to tally up those sweet dividends. If you remember my April report last year, you know this is going to be a bit different kind of summary. That is because I'm going to include all my annual Nordic dividends in this report, no matter what month they actually arrive in my bank account (most will arrive in April anyway). I did the same thing last year, so this should be fully comparable. So, last year in April I managed to collect $1,256.71. 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: Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB) and PPL Corp (PPL). In total 22 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of April 2017 and 2018 dividends:

Apr 2, 2018

Dividend Income - March 2018

First quarter of 2018 is in the books, and it's time to summarize dividend checks from March. These quarter-ending months tend to be the highest ones for dividend investors, and I'm no exception here. Looking one year back, in March 2017 I managed to collect $184.48. Once again, trying to increase my dividend totals from there. There are zero (0!) changes in companies paying me now compared to last year. I guess my portfolio is beginning to find its shape, haha!  In total 16 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of March 2017 and 2018 dividends:

Mar 4, 2018

Dividend Income - February 2018

And the second month of 2018 already finished, let's see if I have made any progress when it comes to dividend income. During February 2017 I managed to collect $159.57. Since then one stock, Deere & Co (DE) has left my portfolio. Then again there is one newcomer compared to last Feb: Hormel Foods Corp (HRL). It was good to see that HRL was able to patch the hole left by DE. In total 13 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of February 2017 and 2018 dividends:

Feb 4, 2018

Dividend Income - January 2018

And so the New Year 2018 is well underway. First month is in the books and it's time to summarize dividend income. Looking back to January 2017, I was able to collect $126.86. Definitely looking for growth here. Since then two companies, Agrium Inc (AGU.TO) and General Electric Co (GE), have left my portfolio. On the other end there are also two new payers: Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB) and PPL Corp (PPL). But the real tailwind arrived in the form of bonus dividend by Old Republic International (ORI)! In total 14 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of January 2017 and 2018 dividends:

Jan 28, 2018

Portfolio Review - Q1 2018

Hello and welcome to my new blog! This is my first post under theme "Dividend Snail". I think this theme reflects perfectly my investing philosophy. So, I thought that I would check where my portfolio stands now when I'm starting a new chapter on my blogging "career". First, the total value of my direct stock investments: $96,620 with an average yield of 3,8%. Looks like 100k is closing in. 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...

Jan 1, 2018

Dividend Income - December & Full Year 2017

Happy New Year 2018! The year 2017 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 2016 I was able to collect $195.48. Once again, trying to improve from there. Since then I have closed out position in one company, Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC). No new positions compared to last December, but I have increased share count almost at every company. In total 17 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of December 2016 and 2017 dividends:

Dec 17, 2017

5 Recent Buys - AQN, BNS, ES, WPC, XEL

Here are my trades from the first half of December. I added to my existing positions at Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (AQN.TO), The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO), Eversource Energy (ES), W.P. Carey Inc (WPC) and Xcel Energy (XEL). I would like to also mention that I have taken the first steps into the world of Cryptocurrencies! And here are the details...