Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dividend income & raises October 2016

October is usually a slow month.
However, we still managed to get a great YoY increase.

Dividend income

KO $14.70
GE $9.20
CSCO $5.46
UNP $4.40
GPS $10.35
VIAB $4.60

Total Octoer: $48.71 (pre tax)
Net received: $41.40

Comparison with last year (gross)
October 2015: $22.73
October 2016: $48.71

This is a 111% YoY increase. Boom! Loving the double up. :)

Dividend raises

Quite a few this month!

On October 13th, OHI increaseed their quarterly dividend from $0.60 to $0.61.
This is a 1.67% increase. Due to this change, my YOC is now at 7.29%.

On October 26th, AFL increaseed their quarterly dividend from $0.41 to $0.43.
This is a 4.88% increase. Due to this change, my YOC is now at 2.73%.

On October 26th, CVX increaseed their quarterly dividend from $1.07 to $1.08.
This is a 0.93% increase. Due to this change, my YOC is now at 4.01%.

Update on goals
My goal is to receive $750 in net dividends in 2016.
With only 2 months to go, 2017 is well in reach.

Net dividends received so far: $547.64, while it should have been $625.
Still behind, but it will be a close race!

I hope to deploy a little bit of fresh capital after the elections, which may be just in time to reach the goal, but nonetheless I'm very proud of the result the portfolio have given me so far!

How was your October?

Thanks for reading!


  1. Congrats on that awesome year over year increase. Just goes to show what regular (re)investing and dividend raises can do for a passive income stream. Two more months to catch up to your goal! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hey Keith, thanks for your support.

      It sure looks like it and I'm loving it.
      Currently the annual stream covers 5.2% of the annual fixed cost of living. It's not much, but it only has been 2 years.

      More than happy with the progresss :)

      Best wishes, DfS

  2. You will get your goal. Awesome job on the dividends looks like that dividend machine is getting ready to roll

    1. Hey D&H,

      I'm not so sure about that, but I will surely do my best to reach it.

      The machine is absolutely steaming!

      Thanks for your comment!

      Best wishes, DfS

  3. Hi DFS,

    Congreatulations with the increase, your portfolio is in a good balance
    Now keep up the good work.
    Succes for next month.

    Greetings Willem

    1. Hey Willem,

      Thanks for your comment! It's much appreciated.
      Today is an important day. After today I will start buying new positions!

      Best wishes, DfS