Dividend investing at it’s finest! I thought now would be a great time to reflect on what has occurred over the last 6 months in the dividend income portfolio of mine. I do not mean just any old reflection, but I am going to be specifically talking about dividend increases and what the impact has been on my portfolio this year. Tax reform has truly showed their colors and companies have been sending the savings, or part of, to their shareholders.
We are swiftly approaching the halfway mark for 2018. Man oh man, where has time gone? Lanny, like so many of you already, published his May Dividend Income report and crushed it. He earned almost $500 in dividend income and posted a 30% dividend increase! Nice freaking job Lanny. That’s how you crush it right there. I’ve spent some time compiling my results here. Let’s see if my May dividend income summary was as strong as Lanny’s!
No, no it wasn’t a stock on my beloved June dividend stock watch list. It wasn’t a stock that should be unfamiliar, however. In fact, my recent purchase is a second purchase I’ve made in this iconic, legacy-brand fulfilled company this year! I couldn’t be happier to have made an additional purchase, at an even lower price that an earlier purchase of this dividend stock. On June 1, 2018, I purchased 20 more shares of Procter Gamble (PG)!
Earnings season has been upon us for this past quarter and wow, things are starting to move, shake, drop, pop and roll. On April 19th, things were no different. After seeing quite a few stocks that are strong dividend players drop, one company caught our eye. I messaged Bert saying, “Alert, PG DROP!”. The rest was history. We both ended up purchasing additional positions into Procter & Gamble (PG)!
Now that the first quarter is behind us, it’s time to check in on where I currently am at with my dividend portfolio. I want to share the current state of my dividend portfolio, related to market value, forward-looking dividends, yield and yield on cost. Additionally, I’ll describe the activities; such as, contributions, dividends received to date and the like. I thought this may give a great snapshot of where I currently am, the progress into this year and if I like the trajectory for the year. Time to check out the state of my portfolio!
Wow. What a month it has been. My busy season came to a roaring close, there were an insane number of March Madness upsets, and my personal favorite, baseball season is back! One of my favorite activities each month is sitting down with a nice beverage and aggregating my final dividend results for the month. I tally the results throughout the month, but there is something exciting about finalizing my totals and seeing the final amount of dividend income received and calculating my year over year growth rate. Since this is March, aka the final month of the quarter, this is a very fun activity! Let’s see how I performed this month. Here is my March dividend income summary.
The hustle and grind continues everyone! January and February were incredible months for dividend investors as a lot of companies decided to provide their shareholders with a nice dividend increase. Even though those results weren’t reflected yet in each blogger’s dividend income summary, that didn’t stop so many of you from posting incredible results during the shortest month of the year. Here is the latest installment of our Dividend Income from YOU the Blogger’s series!