Welcome back readers. I hope your travels have been going well over the past few months. I know that I recently have returned from a nice getaway to Charleston, South Carolina. It’s a beautiful place that I would recommend to anyone!
August proved be a test for the passive nature of a good dividend investing strategy. The month proved to be very busy for me which left my portfolio running in autopilot. Fortunately for me, I am confident in my choices so I slept very good at night.
It is reassuring to know that when I get too busy my portfolio will continue to work for me. So let’s take a look at how the portfolio did during the month of August.
With my mind focused on my recent vacation, it left little time to focus on the portfolio. So there were no purchases made during the month of August but I am currently looking for some good opportunities. So let me know what companies you have been looking at lately!
My second month of the quarter has continued to grow amazingly. If it continues to grow at this rate they will soon begin to be the months with the most income. Let’s see where our income comes from this month.
Apple (APPL) – $1.48 – Reinvested
General Mills (GIS) – $8.68 – Reinvested
Hormel (HRL) – $2.25
Realty Income (O) – $5.82 – Reinvested
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) – $25.28 – Reinvested
Procter & Gamble (PG) – $5.02
STAG Industrial (STAG) – $1.30
AT&T (T) – $23.09 – Reinvested
WestRock (WRK) – $6.39 – Reinvested
August was the second month of Q3 and accounted for $79.31 of my 2018 Dividend Income.
In total during 2018, I have earned $413.87 in dividend income!
That is 41.4% of my 2018 goal.
So far my dividends received looks like this
Dividends Received By Year
Year over year, I saw a 108.9% increase in dividends earned during the month of August. Like a lot of months, my additions have helped fuel the growth year over year. This trend will probably continue until I get my positions built up enough so that the reinvested dividends can start doing some of the work. Let’s take a look at the year over year comparison.
We all ready know the situation here. With no new additions to the portfolio we can assume that all changes in allocation are only due to market fluctuations. So let’s take a look at what the current portfolio allocation looks like.
The market has seen a bit of a rise lately and so has my portfolio. I am still comfortable with everything in the portfolio right now. So I will continue to hold and to look for new oppuritunites to put some new money to work. Let’s take a look at the current portfolio.
Here are the articles that I posted on MoreDividends.com during August from oldest to newest.
Recent Buys from DGI Bloggers – Week of 7/30/2018
More Dividends Update from July 2018
Recent Buys from DGI Bloggers – Week of 8/6/2018
Recent Buys from DGI Bloggers – Week of 8/13/2018
Why Go For Dividend Investing?
Recent Buys from DGI Bloggers – Week of 8/20/2018
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Its nice to know that the More Dividends portfolio will continue working even when I get busy. This month proved to validate the theory behind dividend investing. I intend to be more active in the coming months as the summer months wind down.
I am really looking forward to see what the next couple of months have in store for the market and hopefully I will be able to find some great opportunities to buy more stock.
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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