All right, so the total this February was $198.69. This means 24,5% increase year-over-year. Hah, just shy of 200! But that's okay. Growth was there. Generally speaking I would like to see at least 20% growth every month, so this was a good result. This might have been my last sub-$200 month ever! I should crack this number easily now in every second and third month of every quarter. But those first months still need some work.
Great progress with EMA.TO thanks to dividend raise and additional shares bought. And of course HRL as a new payer compared to last year. OHI was the biggest payer and its share of the total is a bit elevated. Additionally its risk level has been on the rise lately. Therefore I don't intend to buy more in near future. Here are my dividends in a graph:
After a long absence volatility made a comeback in the beginning of February. Too bad I didn't have a lot of cash available at that time, but I have made several small additional purchases through February anyways. My Portfolio page has been updated to reflect these trades.
Please note that I don't make any currency conversions here. I report dividends as they appear in their own currency. This time EMA.TO and RY.TO were paid in CAD, and the rest in USD. Additionally all numbers are before taxes. This prevents currency fluctuations and tax hassles from affecting my progress.
Thanks for reading. Dividend Income page has been updated to include February dividends.
Disclosure: Long all stocks that paid dividend to me in February 2018.