Thursday, December 31, 2015

Dividend income - December 2015

I love to write about dividend income.

December was a great month for me. Another alltime high! It's unbelievable, but reaching the first $100+ month of dividend income seems only months away! This is not a goal by itself, but after this point, the income seems to be substantial.

Dividend income

KO $13.86
JNJ $12.00
TGT $15.68
AFL $7.41
MCD $9.35
CVX $10.70
TROW $6.24
QCOM $6.72
WFC $4.50

Total December: $87.28 (pre tax)

Comparison with last year (gross)
December 2014: $0.58
December 2015: $87.28

This is a 15048% increase..
Of course there is a reason for this, as I did not invest that much in 2015.
My (Dutch) broker used to pay the dividends at the ex-dividend date. This means I received the December dividends in November, last year. After they switched to another clearing partner for US stocks, this changed. Unfortunately I am now paid, at the same time everybody else gets paid.

My goal was to receive $300 net dividends in 2015. This goal is totally crushed! Total net dividends received in 2015: $424.36. I am very happy about this. Let's set a more challenging goal for 2016.

How was your December?
Thanks for reading!


  1. DFS,

    Div for starters? I don't think so - you are putting up monster numbers here! Excited for your 2016 goal - thinking somewhere between $1,000 to $2,000 for dividends to be received? Congrats and looks like you have some nice dividend aristocrats there. Keep it up.


    1. Hey Lanny,

      Thanks for your support! Unfortunately, doubling the dividend from $450 to $1000 also basically means doubling the money invested. That's not a realistic goal I'm afraid. I'm going to crunch some numbers, but I'm thinking $750~$800 would be the max to achieve. :)

      Best wishes for the new year to you!


  2. Great work DFS,

    Wishes you have a better 2016!

    1. Hi David,

      Happy new year to you too! Thanks for your wishes.

      Have a great day.

  3. DFS

    Great December dividend income and great YoY progress. Waitind to see your 2016 dividend income goal.

    Keep the snowball rolling.

    Happy new year.

    Sharon - Divorcedff

    1. Hey Sharon,

      Thanks for your continued support!

      More on that soon :)

      Best wishes and a happy new year to you too!

  4. Congrats on achieving your goal! Best wishes!

    1. Thanks HHWG! Hope you and your daughter will do the same :)

  5. Hey DFS,

    Looking good! Both of us are quickly approaching that $100 in a single month. Can't wait! The future looks bright.

    Best regards,

    1. You and I both! I'm very interested to see what 2016 will bring us. Best to you too Dividend Beginner!