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!

10 comments:

  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.

    -Lanny

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    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!

      DfS

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  2. Great work DFS,

    Wishes you have a better 2016!

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    1. Hi David,

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

      Have a great day.
      DfS

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  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

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    1. Hey Sharon,

      Thanks for your continued support!

      More on that soon :)

      Best wishes and a happy new year to you too!
      DfS

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  4. Congrats on achieving your goal! Best wishes!

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

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  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,
    DB

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

      DfS

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