All right, so the total this December was $300.05. This means 25,9% increase year-over-year. Generally speaking I would like to see at least 20% growth every month, so this was nicely above that target. Smashing the 300 mark was nice too! Excluding April months, this was a new record.
Good progress at MMM, CU.TO and UNA.AS thanks to dividend raises and additional shares bought. Unilever was also the biggest payer. I bought it more than other stocks in this group, during 2018. Here are my dividends in a graph:
Wow, there has been some crazy fluctuation on the stock markets in December and the beginning of January. But that doesn't really affect my strategy, as I continue buying more every month. So, I have added to my existing positions at Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO), Hormel Foods (HRL), Procter & Gamble (PG), Xcel Energy (XEL). Just to name a few. 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 CU.TO and ENB.TO were paid in CAD, UNA.AS in EUR, 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 December dividends.
Disclosure: Long all stocks that paid dividend in December 2018