Another month is in the books. I hope that everyone had a fantastic month during March. I am very excited about this update because it is full of a lot of good news. A lot has been going on like making some purchases, setting a personal best in dividend income and I am setting up More Dividends for more success in the future. The market has been very crazy lately but I have been trying to use these swings to my advantage. I will continue to look for more opportunities in the future to make some more purchases.
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So let’s take a look back and see how my portfolio has changed during the month of March.
There were 2 major additions to the portfolio during March. Both of them are new positions and I look forward to building onto them in the future.
Altria Group (MO) – 7 shares – $19.60 to PADI
AT&T (T) – 12 shares – $24.00 to PADI
These additions really help me toward my goal of $1,000 in dividend income. I am still a long way from it but I am making all the right moves to get me there.
March produced the most dividend income for me yet. I am highly anticipating the $100 in a single month milestone. I should be able to reach this milestone very soon.
**NEW RECORD MONTH**
Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) – $4.08 – Reinvested
Bank of America (BAC) – $8.28 – Reinvested
Emerson Electric (EMR) – $5.09 – Reinvested
Flowers Foods (FLO) – $5.74 – Reinvested
Kroger (KR) – $2.25
Microsoft (MSFT) – $3.82 – Reinvested
Pfizer (PF) – $7.34 – Reinvested
Southern Company (SO) – $6.35 – Reinvested
Stag Industrial (STAG) – $1.30
Target (TGT) – $11.74 – Reinvested
Wells Fargo (WFC) – $4.07 – Reinvested
Exxon Mobil (XOM) – $15.52 – Reinvested
Acorns Portfolio – $5.19 – Reinvested
March was the last month of Q1 and accounted for $82.97 of my 2018 Dividend Income.
In total during 2018, I have earned $139.75 in dividend income!
That is 13.975% of my 2018 goal.
So far my dividends received looks like this
Dividends Received By Year
Year over year, I saw a 59% increase in dividends earned during the month of March. The reinvested dividends helped out here but the additions were the real powerhouses. I hope to be able to continue producing this kind of year over year growth but I am seeing the growth rate slow down the larger the amount of dividend income grows. I do not mind as long as I continue seeing growth because I will not be able to keep up the growth by purchases alone.
With these new additions in the portfolio I notice a shift. Consumer goods now seems to be my heaviest sector. I will continue to keep a watch on this while looking for some opportunities in some other areas. Underneath the usual pie chart I have included a list of how I classify each company that I own. I am in debate on some of them but will leave them as is for now. If you have any thoughts on the way I categorize them, I would love to hear them in the comments.
I can see in this new image that several of my positions have went in the red so I will keep an eye on them. It may prove to be a good opporunity to lower my cost basis. Overall though I am happy with the current state of my portfolio.
Here are the articles that I posted on MoreDividends.com during March from oldest to newest.
More Dividends Update from February 2018
Recent Buy – AT&T (T)
Dividend Increase – Realty Income ( O )
Top 5 Podcast – 2018
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
Recent Buy – Altria Group (MO)
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What a great month. This was the type of month that gets me excited about what I am doing here. The additions will help me build up this stream of income along with the reinvested dividends. I will continue to look for great opportunities to expand this portfolio. It is doing great and producing some superb results for me.
I want to take a minute and thank everyone in the DGI blogging community. I have been able to meet and talk to a lot of great people who I am able to learn from. In the years that I have been apart of this community not once have I ever seen any negative comments. Someone may disagree with a point of view but it has always been handled with the appropriate decorum. I am glad to be apart of this community and I appreciate and respect everyone else who is involved.
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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