Thursday, October 6, 2016

Dividend income - September 2016

September broke records! Both good and bad records.

Unrelaized gains
At 9/1 the total unrealized gains on the portfolio were at $2328.
At 10/1 the total unrealized gains on the portfolio were at $1773.
That's a 23% loss, but obviously it's not that important. Price is just a number.
Value is what we care about!

New dividend income record
Much more interesting is the alltime high on dividend income.
I'm very pleased to announce my very first 3-digit monthly dividend income!

September 2016 earned me an amazing amount of $113.61 in dividends.

Here's the breakdown.

Dividend income

JNJ - $12.80
TGT - $16.80
AFL - $7.79
MCD - $4.45
CVX - $10.70
TROW - $6.48
QCOM - $7.42
WFC - $13.30
WMT - $2.50
ADM - $6.90
F - $6.75
BA - $8.72
VLO - $9.00

Total: $113.61 (pre tax)
Net received: $96.57

Comparison with last year (gross)
September 2015: $67.62
September 2016: $113.61

This is a 68% YoY increase. Wow!

Dividend raises
On September 28th, MCD increaseed their quarterly dividend from $0.89 to $0.94.
This is a 5.62% increase. Due to this change, my YOC is now at 3.97%.

Update on goals and Q3 result
My goal is to receive $750 net dividends in 2016.
As we are at the end of Q3, I'm afraid I am behind on schedule..
Net dividends received so far: $493.09, while it should have been $562.50.
It should still be possible to reach the goal, but it will be hard.

New to the series is the quarterly dividend income graph.

There's a 62% growth compared to Q3 2015. Looking good!

Thanks for reading.
How was your September?