Welcome back readers. It has been a very interesting time since my last update. There has been a lot of volatility in the markets which has led to some great buying opportunities. I made a couple of purchases during January so I was able to take advantage of some of those buying opportunities. This month also provided me with the chance to publish my highest number of articles during one month which I am very proud of. So all and all it has been a very interesting month. So let me break break the month down for you.
There were a couple of additions to my portfolio. I chose to strengthen a couple of positions and to start a new one.
Realty Income (O) – 10 shares – $24.09 to PADI
ExxonMobil (XOM) – 6 shares – $18.48 to PADI
Hormel (HRL) – 1 share – $00.75 to PADI
The 1st month of the quarter is starting to see a little growth. Hopefully I will find some good investments that pay during the 1st month to help this growth even more.
Genuine Parts (GPC) – $4.05 – Reinvested
Manhattan Bridge Capital (LOAN) – $.55 – Reinvested
STAG Industrial (STAG) – $1.29 – Reinvested
Walmart (WMT) – $5.35 – Reinvested
January was the 1st month of Q1 and accounted for $11.24 of my 2018 Dividend Income.
In total during 2018 I have earned $11.24 in dividend income!
So far my dividends received looks like this
Dividends Received By Year
Year over year, I saw a 64.1% increase in dividends earned during the month of January. That is some great YOY growth in dividend income received. Hopefully as I grow my dividend income, during the 1st month of the quarter, I will be able to sustain such growth.
I added to my positions in the Energy and REIT sectors. I don’t think that I am too allocated to any one sector but I do see some leaders emerging. There are several sectors which I have more holdings in than others. So I may look into some opportunities in some of the other sectors that I am invested in.
My portfolio looks a little different this month because of the additions that I made. I am very happy with my portfolio as it stands right now. I will be looking for some more opportunities in the current state of the market because I would love to buy some stocks at bargain prices.
This month I published more articles than any other month. This was a good accomplishment for me. I hope to be able to replicate this more in the future.
Here are the articles that I posted on here during January from oldest to newest.
More Dividends Update From December 2017
Goals for 2017 Recap
More Dividends – Cryptocurrency
Why there wasn’t more money in More Dividends during 2017
Goals for 2018
Dividend Increase – Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI)
Recent Buy – ExxonMobil (XOM)
The Big Drop: How To Grow Your Wealth During the Coming Collapse by James Rickards
Cryptocurrencies – Bad News for Bitconnect Investors
Recent Buy – Realty Income (O)
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January didn’t represent my highest earning month but it was still a very interesting month. I did see some great growth on my YOY for dividend income received. I would love to see this trend continue into the future. I was able to pick up a couple of good purchases for my portfolio. One of them helped me strengthen one of my positions while the other helped me start a new position in a great company. This month also saw my largest number of published articles in any one month.
With so much volatility in the markets lately I will be looking for some more opportunities to buy some more. I am curious to hear of any recent purchases that you all have made. Please share them with me!
As always I look forward to reading all of your comments and questions, until then….. happy investing!
-Jason from MoreDividends.com
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