Dividend Update: June 2018

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 28 companies sent me a dividend payout, adding up to a total of $494.

While January and February of this year yielded dividends just slightly below the $300 mark, ever since my portfolio was able to generate monthly income north of that amount.

Even better - June almost turned into the first $500 month. Truly the power of dividend growth investing.

This bodes really well for the upcoming September and December months, which are, together with March and June, the ‘best’ dividend months in the year.

The following table shows the tickers of the companies that made an June 2018 dividend payout to my portfolio. It features the dividend amount I received and any change in payout as compared to the last payout moment.

Ticker Dividends Received Dividend per Share Change
WFC $13.65
INTC $7.50
GWW $6.80
F $22.50
DAL $24.40
HBI $15.00
UL $14.37 7.57%
ADM $33.50
AMGN $33.00
MGA $16.50
UTX $7.00
ROK $9.20 10.18%
EMR $24.25
MMM $13.60
JNJ $18.00 7.14%
STAG $5.92
IP $14.25
VFC $13.80
ADI $9.60
QCOM $31.00 8.77%
D $20.88
BP $30.00
GILD $14.25
TRV $11.55 6.94%
TROW $17.50
PEP $37.10
GLW $18.00
CLDT $11.00
TOTAL 494.11


The fact that 28 companies sent me dividend checks is great in and of itself. But out of those 28 there were 5 companies who decided to raise their pay-outs.

Rockwell Automation (ROK) provided me with the largest dividend boost, a little over 10%. Buybacks, strategic IoT investments and future dividend growth should make for happy shareholders in this industrial powerhouse.

Comparing the dividend payout of June 2017 to June 2018 shows an increase of $292 to $494- a Year-on-Year (YoY) growth of 69%.

This YoY growth is featured in the table below.

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

Author: Tall Investing


20 thoughts on “Dividend Update: June 2018”

  1. TI -

    Almost $500 man! That is just awesome, let alone the 28 companies you own that paid you, which is almost insane. Congratulations on a strong month, September you will easily cross that threshold.


    1. Lanny,

      It’s pretty hard to believe right? My first June - back in 2015 - yielded just $57. Now I am at almost 9 times that amount. It’s great to see the DGI strategy working right before your eyes. September will be even better!


  2. nice Tall!

    that is some serious growth! Nice list of companies paying ya too!

    Sept you will crush 500.
    keep it up

  3. You‘re doing a really good job increasing your dividend income in such a predictable manner! You also came up on top of us in June, as we „only“ made about $430 last month.

    However, it’s interesting to see how two dividend income strategies can be quite different. Whereas you hold a portfolio which I guess consists of dozens of companies, our passive income was made up of only 3-4 stocks last month.

    The result is pretty much the same, but the way there not so much.

    – David

    1. Hi David - thanks for the compliment!

      And yes, agree that it is interesting how our dividend strategies differ so much. Really shows you how there is no ‘one true way’, but that you can tailor your investment strategy to your own preferences in terms of diversification, risks, asset classes etc.

      Glad to see we do share some names though - CVS, GILD and T.

      Thanks for commenting!

  4. Thats some serious growth right there. Nine (!) times compared to 2015, thats just amazing. I really like your diversification on all your stocks. All relatively the same amounts provie you with a stable income.Keep it going and you’ll cross the $500 easily!

    1. Mr Robot,

      Thank you. Stable, predictable yet growing dividend income is what it’s all about for me.

      I have no intention of stopping anytime soon… and September will most likely be the first month that will deliver $500 for the first time.

      Congrats on your 844,49% (!!!) YoY growth.

  5. So damn close to 1/2 a grand!!! Keep up the great work, Tall! The chart is a beautiful picture of your money working for you and looking better and better every year!!!

  6. Outstanding progress, TI. Oh so close to $500 for the month! Your dividend chart is exactly what a DGI investor wants to see… consistent YoY growth.
    That’s a terrific group of dividend payers as well, with nicely distributed payouts among the companies.

    1. ED - thank you! And yes… missed that $500 by just a few dollars. But I’ll most likely break through the $500 ‘ceiling’ by September. Watch this space 🙂

      You mention exactly what I like about the DGI strategy - consistent and predictable growth. When you chart your progress it becomes clear how the strategy works in real life.

      Thanks for commenting!

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