Dividend Update: August 2017

It’s time for my favorite type of post: a tally of the dividends I received in the prior month. Given my strategy of DGI, it is really the dividend payouts that I care about. For each of the companies I invest in, I like to see a steady and growing stream of dividend payouts.

So how did I do in August?

Last month 11 companies sent me a dividend payout, adding up to a total of $257.

Receiving – on average – almost $300 a month is great – and I expect to cross the $300 line by September of this year.

It’s pretty amazing how fast my dividends have grown. After all, I am only in my third year of investing and we are already talking >$3,000 per year in received dividends.

With these growing monthly dividend payouts, I am now certain to attain my goal of receiving 3,000 in dividend payments this year.

The following table shows the tickers of the companies that made a August 2017 dividend payout to my portfolio. It features the dividend amount I received and any change in payout as compared to the last payout moment.

 

Three companies – out of the 11 featured in the table above – decided to increase their dividend payouts to me.

Stag Industrial (STAG), Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) and Caterpillar (CATall brought small – but nonetheless welcome – dividend increases to the table.

Comparing the dividend payout of August 2016 to August 2017 (below) shows an increase from $87 to $257- YoY growth of 195%.

How was your August and its dividend?  Leave a comment/reply to share your thoughts!

Dividend Update: July 2017

It’s time for my favorite type of post: a tally of the dividends I received in the prior month. Given my strategy of DGI, it is really the dividend payouts that I care about. For each of the companies I invest in, I like to see a steady and growing stream of dividend payouts.

So how did I do in July?

Last month 10 companies sent me a dividend payout, adding up to a total of $229.

Receiving – on average – almost $300 a month is great – and I expect to cross the $300 line by September of this year.

It’s pretty amazing how fast my dividends have grown. After all, I am only in my third year of investing and we are already talking >$3,000 per year in received dividends.

With these growing monthly dividend payouts, I am now certain to attain my goal of receiving 3,000 in dividend payments this year.

The following table shows the tickers of the companies that made a July 2017 dividend payout to my portfolio. It features the dividend amount I received and any change in payout as compared to the last payout moment.

 

Three companies – out of the 10 featured in the table above – decided to increase their dividend payouts to me.

W.P. Carey (WPChad a very modest dividend increase, but it brought my quarterly payout to a nicely rounded number.

Cardinal Health (CAH) provided a decent 3% increase this time. The company took a recent hit in share price, piquing my interest in adding more.

The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNSdid not increase their dividend this quarter, but I benefited from an improved exchange rate between the Canadian and US Dollar.

Comparing the dividend payout of July 2016 to July 2017 (below) shows an increase from $157 to $229- YoY growth of 46%.

Dividends July 2017

How was your July and its dividend?  Leave a comment/reply to share your thoughts!