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!

8 thoughts on “Dividend Update: August 2017”

  1. You have been having massive gains all year. Crazy that you are averaging adding 1k dividends per year since you started. I haven’t even hit the 1k mark just yet. Hope to hit it next year. Thanks for sharing. Keep those growth rates up!

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