Hey there readers. It has been awhile since my last post. Since then I made it through the holidays and into the new year. Plus I did a bit of traveling up to Minnesota. As fun as all of this was, it is but a memory now because I am back home and back to the normal grind.
It is nice to know that while I am out there doing things in life my portfolio will continue to work for me. December saw the highest amount of dividend income that I have received in a single month. There were no real changes to the portfolio outside of the market fluctuations. So overall, I am still pleased with how things are. Let’s take a look at how my portfolio did during December.
Unfortunately, because of travels I missed some good opportunities in the market. December saw no new stock additions.
After reaching the $100 milestone in September, I was able to push that record dividend income amount a little bit higher during December. Let’s take a look at how it was able to do that.
**NEW RECORD MONTH**
Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) – $4.17 – Reinvested
Bank of America (BAC) – $10.49 – Reinvested
Emerson Electric (EMR) – $5.25 – Reinvested
Flowers Foods (FLO) – $6.24 – Reinvested
Coca Cola (KO) – $5.74 – Reinvested
Kroger (KR) – $2.52
Microsoft (MSFT) – $4.23 – Reinvested
Realty Income (O) – $5.92 – Reinvested
Pfizer (PF) – $7.54 – Reinvested
Southern Company (SO) – $14.18 – Reinvested
Stag Industrial (STAG) – $1.30
Target (TGT) – $12.41 – Reinvested
Wells Fargo (WFC) – $4.58 – Reinvested
Exxon Mobil (XOM) – $17.04 – Reinvested
December was the last month of Q4 and accounted for $101.61 of my 2018 Dividend Income.
In total during 2018, I earned $720.09 in dividend income!
So far my dividends received looks like this
Dividends Received By Year
Year over year, I saw a 26% increase in dividends earned during the month of December. Let’s take a look at the year over year comparison.
No changes have been made to the allocation in my portfolio. So I am still happy with the current allocation.
The market has seen a lot of swings since my last update. Lately, it has been more down than up. Despite these facts I am still very happy with how my portfolio has been holding up.
Here are the articles that I posted on MoreDividends.com during September from oldest to newest.
Recent Buys from DGI Bloggers – Week of 12/3/2018
More Dividends Update from November 2018
.2% Dividend Increase from Realty Income ( O )
2% Dividend Increase from AT&T ( T )
5.9% Dividend Increase from Pfizer Inc. ( PFE )
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Another month with no new purchases. While I haven’t rushed into a new purchase recently, I am definitely ready to purchase something soon. Now that the holidays are over it will be a perfect time to start researching again.
So during December, the portfolio mainly operated on auto pilot. I had a record month of dividend income. Every dollar reinvested only helps me reach FI even sooner.
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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