December 2015 Dividend Income

Hundred dollar bills in dividend incomeHappy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had an amazing 2015 and are ready to embark on a new cycle of greatness in 2016. It has been a great year with lots of acquisitions, dividend raises and cold had cash from dividends. The reason why I love dividend income is that it is pure profit straight to my pocket. I do not have mess around with a broker, nor with any of my holdings by selling small portions of stocks to capture the realized gains. The concepts is simple, all I have to do is just sit back and own many great peaces of businesses that continuously redistribute money for its shareholders.

I enjoy publishing these monthly dividend income reports as I have gained a much better understanding in how much of my passive income is coming in every month and how much it is growing over time. For the month of December, I have received a total of 19 diversified direct deposits in the form of dividends straight to my brokerage account. Here it is!

  • Aflac, Inc. (AFL) – $23.88
  • ConocoPhillips (COP) – $13.60
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) – $26.33
  • Chevron, Inc. (CVX) – $8.63
  • Mattel, Inc. (MAT) – $18.28
  • 3M Co. (MMM) – $6.15
  • Coca Cola Co. (KO) – $9.24
  • Kellogg Co. (K) – $8.50
  • McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) – $20.00
  • Realty Income Corp. (O) – $9.18
  • V.F. Corp. (VFC) – $5.92
  • Waste Management, Inc. (WM) – $10.28
  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B) – $41.36
  • BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) – $8.84
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) – $24.93
  • Public Storage (PSA) – $13.60
  • T Rowe Price Group. Inc. (TROW) – $6.29
  • Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) – $17.65
  • The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) – $6.10

Total – $278.76    

When statistically comparing last years dividend income total from December 2014 to December 2015, it represents a positive 16.0% for a year over year increased growth. The growth difference from last quarter is negative 8.4% quarter over quarter decreased growth. This was primarily due to DLR and PEP moving their dividend payouts to January.

Goal: With 12 months behind, I finish the year 90.7% of my goal complete.

The dividend income page is updated accordingly.

Thank you for reading & have a great day!


  1. Dividend Monster on January 27, 2016 at 19:44

    Hey Dividend Vet,

    I’ve been cruising through your blog today as I’ve just now found it. It’s great to see the upward mobility of your portfolio over the years. It looks like 2015 wasn’t as upward as we would all hope it would be for you but it’s great to see how far your portfolio has come from the beginning in 2013. I hope to emulate the same with my own as I’ve only just started mine not too long ago (a year ago). If you have any tips, I’d love feedback. Linked my blog in my name so it’s not an annoying link trying to draw others away from yours to mine.

    There is one thing I was wondering about though – is there a point that you think you’ll simply start loading more into what you already have and stop grabbing up more companies? Or do you think it’s best to continue further diversifying your portfolio?


    • DividendVet on January 27, 2016 at 22:19

      Glad you found my journey, I hope to share my ups and my downs as I build my way up. As far as the growth of dividend income for 2015 was somewhat subdued to a few companies that cut dividends and my purchase for a home required a down payment. All in all it was a great year!

      As for the investing tips, I think this blogpost deserves a mention.

      As for the diversification, it is a continuous learning process and therefore I don’t set any limits on the companies I want or need to own. Time will tell how the portfolio will evolve down the road. All I am concerned is acquiring quality type of assets and limiting my spending on liabilities.

      Take care.

  2. When Do You Retire on January 10, 2016 at 06:28

    A $278 passive income in just 1 month is quite impressive! Keep doing your thing and you will reach your target in no time.

    My best wishes for 2016.


    When Do You Retire?

    • DividendVet on January 10, 2016 at 18:16

      Thanks, many don’t see the power of dividend growth and I am glad you see it. Everything has to start small and over period of time it gets bigger. I hope one day to report the numbers ten times bigger, and it is not a question of if, but when.

      My best wishes to you too in 2016!

  3. Captain Dividend on January 2, 2016 at 18:43

    19 companies, that’s some diversity there. I had smaller QOQ results for the same reason as you. My culprits were WMT and PEP moving to Jan. Coke paid this month rather than in January so that helped a bit. It’s weird how some companies move their div dates around like that. Good job.

    • DividendVet on January 3, 2016 at 14:09

      I can’t complain when there is that much investment income diversification in a single month. Now I just have to work on increasing the payouts.

      Yeah, it is weird how some companies switch their monthly payout calendar dates. It becomes really hard to statistically compare apples to apples, but oh well, since we can always compare yearly dividend income year by year.

      All the best in 2016!

  4. Investment Hunting on January 2, 2016 at 16:21

    Nice YOY increase at 16%. It’s been fun reading your updates this year. I look forward to seeing your dividends take off in 2016.

    • DividendVet on January 3, 2016 at 14:04

      I appreciate it. I enjoy your progress likewise, keep them coming.

      Best wishes in 2016!

  5. divorcedff on January 2, 2016 at 14:37


    Great december numbers and also great YoY increase.

    Hope that in 2016 the numbers will be much higher than 2015.

    Keep the snowball rolling.

    Happy new year


    • DividendVet on January 3, 2016 at 13:57

      Thanks, the snowball hasn’t really picked up as much as I would like to in 2015 for a number of reasons I have already talked about. Though, the dividend growth will continue as it in inevitable.

      Happy New Year!

      Good luck in 2016.

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