Sunday, August 13, 2017

July 2017 Dividends Received

In July I collected a total of $967 in dividends. All of the cash received was reinvested back into the companies that paid them.

Ticker      Total    Taxable         401k
MO $414.79 $369.66 $45.13
PM $216.37 $170.56 $45.81
KMB $60.63 $38.80 $21.83
MKC $55.27 $35.72 $19.55
KO $52.91 $52.91
O $52.86 $52.86
ADP $39.90 $39.90
XEL $32.76 $32.76
ITW $15.60 $15.60
MDT $13.09 $13.09
SYK $12.33 $8.50 $3.83
Interest $1.25 $0.90 $0.35
$967.76 $765.31 $202.45

The 1, 4, 7, 10 months are high paying months for me since I hold a lot of MO and PM in my portfolio.

Below is the plot showing my the monthly dividends I receive. The 3 month average trend is a nice growth upward. Nearly all of this growth is due to my continuous contribution. By itself the portfolio is growing income around 10% annually.

I zoomed out the chart for this month going forward since some of my plots were approaching the maximum dollar amount I previously set ($1000). I can feel that the snowball is starting to roll. Nearly $1000 in dividends in a month is an appreciable sum for me. My goal now is to my monthly moving average to cross $1000/mo.

I hope in the future my dividends alone can pay for all of my rent or mortgage if I choose to purchase a property. That would make life much easier.


  1. Young Div -

    GREAT dividends here. However, thoughts on increasing your positions in non-MO/PM to diversify a little bit more? Such a HUGE component is from them! They are awesome, but just looking out for ya! Talk soon.


    1. Stocks are pulling back somewhat now. I have been thinking of other consumer staples and am trying to add more Healthcare and Industrials.

  2. Seems to me you are heading in the right direction!