It’s time for my favorite type of post: a tally of the dividends I received in the prior month.
So how did I do in July?
Last month 13 companies sent me a dividend payout, adding up to a total of $333.
With that, July is another month yielding dividends north of the $300 mark. Reaching new heights indeed, and really putting the growth in dividend growth investing.
The following table shows the tickers of the companies that made a July 2018 dividend payout to my portfolio. The table features the dividend amount I received and any change in payout as compared to the last pay-out moment.
The fact that 13 companies sent me dividend checks is great in and of itself, but unfortunately there are not a lot of raises to report this month.
The dividend decrease by Bank of Nova Scotia is not actually a reduction in pay-out; since the company pays in Canadian dollars, the exchange rate is to blame here.
Finally - the 50% reduction for Lasalle Hotel Properties comes at a time when the company is the subject of a rather nasty takeover battle. With my cost basis at $24 - no matter who will win the tussle - I am set to make at least some decent capital gains here.
Comparing the dividend payout of July 2017 to July 2018 shows an increase of $229 to $333- a Year-on-Year (YoY) growth of 45%.
This YoY growth is featured in the table below.
How was your July and its dividend? Leave a comment/reply to share your thoughts!