All work and no play makes Jason a dull boy. Well, unfortunately during most of November I was a dull boy. I picked up a lot of overtime hours during the month and continued to bank more money. At this point, I have almost maxed out my RothIRA so I will continue to just sit on cash until I see some good opportunities out there.
I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I was able to gather with family and celebrate with a lot of delicious food.
Instead of following the masses and going out shopping on black friday, I decided to go hiking up in the mountains. After I edit some of the pictures from the trip I intend to post them soon!
Until then, let’s take a look at what all has been going on in the portfolio since last month.
While I have been putting money into my brokerage account because the markets have been at all time highs I have chosen not to invest in anything yet. I will keep stockpiling the cash until I see some good opportunities to invest.
My dividend income for the second month of the quarter should have still been increasing but because of circumstances outside of my control that was not the case. When WestRock (WRK) announced their dividend it stated that the dividend would not be paid until December. I am not sure if the company will continue to pay the dividend during the last month of the quarter or if this was a one time event. Regardless my quarter over quarter income actually saw a small loss as a result of it. It is not a huge concern to me because it isn’t like the company quit paying their dividend all together.
Apple (APPL) – $1.59 – Reinvested
General Mills (GIS) – $9.14 – Reinvested
Hormel (HRL) – $2.52
Realty Income (O) – $6.31 – Reinvested
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) – $28.14 – Reinvested
Procter & Gamble (PG) – $5.42
STAG Industrial (STAG) – $1.31
AT&T (T) – $25.50 – Reinvested
May was the second month of Q3 and accounted for $79.93 of my 2019 Dividend Income.
In total during 2019, I have earned $815.27 in dividend income!
So far my dividends received looks like this
Dividends Received By Year
Year over year, I saw a -1.11% decrease in dividend income. The whole reason for this was the movement of the WestRock dividend. Overall, it will not affect my dividend income for the year so I am still ok with it!
With no new additions to the portfolio all of the changes that you see here were all caused by the fluctuations in the market. With the markets at all time highs, I am looking more at my portfolio allocation as I am considering my next purchases.
The portfolio is doing great. With each reinvested dividend I am seeing more and more of the compounding effect! I am very excited to continue to see this portfolio grow through smart acquisition.
Here are the 6 articles that I posted on MoreDividends.com during August from oldest to newest.
Emerson Electric Increases Their Dividend 2%
More Dividends Update from October 2019
Millionaire Success Habits by Dean Graziosi
WestRock Increases Their Dividend 2.2%
Daily Hacks You Can Use to Save More Money
Hormel Increases Their Dividend 10.7%
How to Manage your Money Better in 2020
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Overall it was an alright month. I continued to produce and reinvest some dividend income. I am building up my cash reserves for the time when I can find some good buying opportunities. I am continuing to build onto More Dividends and to grow the blog and awareness.
You have heard about what has been going on here lately! Leave me a comment down below and let me know how your portfolio performed during the month of November.
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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