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...

Jun 3, 2018

Dividend Income - May 2018

All right, the month of May is in the books and June is well underway. Not long till we are halfway through the year! Amazing, but now let's take a look back. Last year in May I was able to collect $160.16 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 May 2017 and 2018 dividends:


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: