Dividend Update: June 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 June?

Last month 24 companies sent me a dividend payout, adding up to a total of $295.

Receiving 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 convinced that I can attain my goal of receiving 3,000 in dividend payments this year.

The following table shows the tickers of the companies that made a June 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 24 featured in the table above – decided to increase their dividend payouts to me.

Unilever (UL) rebuffed Warren Buffett’s and 3G Capital’s takeover bid – and decided to reward their existing shareholders with a nearly 12% increase.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) proved once again to be the reliable dividend powerhouse it is with a very decent 5% dividend increase.

The final company in my portfolio that raised their dividend last month is Qualcomm (QCOM). The company is – once again – battling out copyright issues with Apple. I have no idea how it will play out but will happily collect the 7.55% dividend increase.

Comparing the dividend payout of June 2016 to June 2017 (below) shows an increase from $143 to $295- YoY growth of 106%.

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

Dividend Update: May 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 May?

Last month 10 companies sent me a dividend payout, adding up to a total of $216.

I am glad to report that this was another $200+ month for me. With the exception of February – so far every month of 2017 gave me at least two Benjamins in monthly dividend payout.

Receiving over $200 dollars each month in dividends makes buying my next addition to the portfolio a little easier. You could say that my own little version of ‘The Snowball’ is starting to pick up some pace!

In addition: as we are approaching the end of H1 , I am growing more and more confident that I can attain my goal of receiving 3,000 in dividend payments this year.

The following table shows the tickers of the companies that made a May 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.

 

Virtually no changes this month as compared to these company’s last payout.

A modest increase by Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) brings my payout to $63 every quarter. All other companies left their payouts unchanged in May.

Comparing the dividend payout of May 2016 to May 2017 (below) shows an increase from $71 to $216- YoY growth of 204%.

Dividend Payout May 2017
Dividend Payout May 2017

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