Tuesday, January 3, 2017

December 2016 Dividends Received

December 2016 was a good quarter for dividends. There are a lot of companies that I hold that pay in December. I got $588 this month across my 3 accounts. Top payers are Johnson & Johnson, Home Depot, Kraft Heinz, Coca Cola, and Dominion Resources. I reinvested all my dividends this month.

Slowly but steadily the dividends are increasing. 12 months ago, I was only able to receive $335 in dividends for December 2015.

For the new year of 2017, I am expecting my dividend accumulation to stay relatively flat because most of my cash is going towards a down payment. I need a place to live with a constant living cost since my rent keeps increasing, so I'm deciding to take a year to stabilize my housing which will momentarily hurt my dividend growth. That down payment cash will sit in a savings account earning a measly 1.05% yield.

The only cash I will be investing in will be in my 401k retirement account which will be roughly around $2700 every 2 months. Nevertheless, I predict that each of my holdings will increasing their dividends by some amount in 2017, and I hope to average 8% dividend increases across my entire portfolio.

Ticker      Total    Taxable    Roth IRA         401k
JNJ $78.02 $73.04 $4.98
HD $65.27 $16.28 $48.99
KHC $55.13 $55.13
KO $42.51 $42.51
D $41.18 $5.62 $35.56
MMM $38.62 $38.62
O $32.18 $32.18
SO $31.56 $31.56
SBUX $30.48 $22.23 $8.25
MCD $30.16 $30.16
NEE $26.13 $26.13
BDX $22.69 $22.69
V $20.80 $15.02 $5.78
CHD $20.16 $9.12 $11.04
ROST $16.36 $16.36
TJX $14.00 $14.00
WEC $11.92 $11.92
WTR $5.94 $5.94
SJM $5.68 $5.68
$588.79 $442.01 $32.18 $114.60


-YD

4 comments:

  1. Great work YD. Good to hear about you buying a home! It's risky but smart in the long run, in my opinion. I missed my 2016 passive income goal, but came close and am excited about 2017. Good luck,

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  2. Good Work on YTD, same thoughts regarding buying the house.Goodluck for the new year.

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  3. Awesome job you got some nice solid amounts and companies which will grow and grow and grow.keep it up.

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  4. Solid total for the month of December. Nice to see a lot of your top payers are in my portfolio too. You have many great companies paying you. A solid base to any dividend income portfolio. Keep it up and look forward to folowing your progress in '17.

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