Hey guys. Am I the only one who thinks that September flew by too fast? Another busy month has led to my portfolio seeing very little buying activity which may not be a bad thing given the highs that the market has been seeing lately. The best thing to happen all month is celebrating the fact that I reached the $100 of dividend income in a single month milestone. I have had my eye on this milestone for a while so it feels great to finally reach it. I guess next I will have to set my new target to $250 in a single month.
The portfolio had no new purchases but received a lot of dividend income. Let’s take a look at how the portfolio did during the month of September.
No new additions. It is not for the lack of trying. There were a couple of companies that I looked into but I wasn’t able to pull the trigger yet. Hopefully I will be able to post a new buying article soon.
The last month of the quarter has continued to grow amazingly. It has grown so well that it has finally reached the $100 milestone.
**NEW RECORD MONTH**
Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) – $4.14 – Reinvested
Bank of America (BAC) – $10.44 – Reinvested
Emerson Electric (EMR) – $5.16 – Reinvested
Flowers Foods (FLO) – $6.18 – Reinvested
Kroger (KR) – $2.52
Microsoft (MSFT) – $3.85 – Reinvested
Realty Income (O) – $5.84 – Reinvested
Pfizer (PF) – $7.48 – Reinvested
Southern Company (SO) – $13.99 – Reinvested
Stag Industrial (STAG) – $1.30
Target (TGT) – $12.33 – Reinvested
Wells Fargo (WFC) – $4.55 – Reinvested
WalMart (WMT) – $5.55 – Reinvested
Exxon Mobil (XOM) – $16.87 – Reinvested
September was the last month of Q3 and accounted for $100.20 of my 2018 Dividend Income.
In total during 2018, I have earned $514.07 in dividend income!
That is 51.4% of my 2018 goal.
So far my dividends received looks like this
Dividends Received By Year
Year over year, I saw a 35% increase in dividends earned during the month of September. Let’s take a look at the year over year comparison.
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 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 8/27/2018
More Dividends Update from August 2018
3 Best Dividend ETFs And Why They Are The Best?
Recent Buys from DGI Bloggers – Week of 9/3/2018
Recent Buys from DGI Bloggers – Week of 9/10/2018
.2% Dividend Increase from Realty Income ( O )
9.5% Dividend Increase from Microsoft ( MSFT )
Recent Buys from DGI Bloggers – Week of 9/17/2018
Recent Buys from DGI Bloggers – Week of 9/24/2018
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POW! NEW RECORD MONTH!!! That says it all. Finally reaching my $100 milestone feels great. I’m excited to reach more milestones as my portfolio continues to grow. Other than that this month was a great example of a dividend portfolio doing it’s job. While I have been busy in life my portfolio continues to work for me.
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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