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

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

Portfolio Update: May 2017

It seems just like yesterday when I announced that May was upon us. Now that the month has already passed - let’s check in on what happened with my portfolio during the prior month.

My May saw two dividend growth stock purchases - both of which were new positions in the portfolio.

I started with buying 20 shares of Analog Devices (ADI), and closed the month with purchasing 15 shares of The Traveler Companies (TRV).

I also updated my watchlist as I continue to be on the hunt for stocks with decent valuations and attractive dividend features. Recently I added AT&T (T) to the stocks I follow with high interest; as I believe that below 40 the stock is reasonably priced with bright prospects.

I keep building my snowball and with each new stock purchase I increase my forward dividend income and get closer to achieving my investment goals.

Speaking of building a snowball; I came across the following story of someone who really lived the investment principles I try to adhere to as well. It certainly worked out well for him - hopefully the same goes for my (similar) investments in CVS!

So how did I progress in May?

For reasons of comparison: a year ago, at the end of May 2016my portfolio consisted of 29 positions with a total value of $35,024.  

At the end of May 2017 my portfolio consisted of 43 positions with a total market value of $82,586 - a Year-on-Year (YoY) increase of 136%.

This YoY increase is shown in the graph below.

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