Jun 7, 2019

Dividend Income - May 2019

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 $209.45 in  the form of dividends. All those payers still remain in my portfolio. Plus I have two new payers compared to last year. AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) 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 15 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of May 2018 and 2019 dividends:

May 12, 2019

Dividend Income - April 2019

All right, the month of April is over and it's time to tally up those sweet dividends. In previous years I included all my annual Nordic dividends in this report, no matter what month they actually arrive in my bank account. Well, this year many Nordic companies have changed their payment schedules. Additionally, two of my companies (Metso and Nokia) moved away from annual dividends. As a result of all this, I now report only the actual dividends I received during the month of April.

Last year in April I managed to collect $1,371.69. I have two new payers (LEG and ITW) compared to last year. On the other end Metso's and Nokia's payments are transferred to future months. So that's going to hurt a little bit right now. In total 22 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of April 2018 and 2019 dividends:

Apr 6, 2019

Dividend Income - March 2019

First quarter of 2019 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 2018 I managed to collect $237.38. 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 take it as a positive thing. Most importantly I didn't need to make any sales. In total 16 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of March 2018 and 2019 dividends:

Mar 9, 2019

Dividend Income - February 2019

And the second month of 2019 already finished, let's see if I have made any progress when it comes to dividend income. During February 2018 I managed to collect $198.69. Back then I made an estimate that it was my last sub-200 month ever. Now, one year later that estimate still holds! All those payers from Feb 2018 still remain in my portfolio, plus I have one newcomer too: AbbVie Inc. (ABBV). In total 14 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of February 2018 and 2019 dividends:

Feb 10, 2019

Dividend Income - January 2019

First month of the year 2019 is in the books and it's time to summarize dividend income. Looking back to January 2018, I was able to collect $230.44. That month was exceptional, thanks to bonus dividend by Old Republic International Corp. (ORI). Unfortunately no bonuses this year, which means $70 is wiped off the table. Otherwise all companies that paid dividend in Jan 2018 still remain in my portfolio. There are also two new payers compared to last year: Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) and Leggett & Platt Inc. (LEG). In total 15 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of January 2018 and 2019 dividends:

Jan 6, 2019

Dividend Income - December & Full Year 2018

Happy New Year 2019! The year 2018 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 2017 I was able to collect $238.34 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 each of these companies raised their dividend during 2018. So, this should be a good one. To achieve my yearly goal of $4,000 I needed approximately $270 from this December. In total 17 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of December 2017 and 2018 dividends:

Dec 8, 2018

Dividend Income - November 2018

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 2017 I was able to collect $186.12 in the form of dividends. Once again, trying to improve from there. All those payers still remain in my portfolio, plus I have one newcomer compared to last year: AbbVie Inc (ABBV). In total 14 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of November 2017 and 2018 dividends: