January 2017 Dividend Income

Hundred dollar bills in dividend incomeTime flies! We are now officially in the 5th year since I’ve started tracking and building my Dividend Growth Investing portfolio, which I call “The Dividend Machine“. For obvious reasons of course, as this 21st century printing press churns out digital dividends checks on regular basis. No need to pick them up at the mail box either as the process is streamlined to the most efficient detail of wealth building passively of course. I love it and I hope you love it too! Been a blast and here is to the many more years to come! 🍻

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 January, I have received a total of 11 diversified direct deposits in the form of dividends straight to my brokerage account. Here it is!


 Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI) $21.62
 Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) $9.05
 Wall-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) $8.06
 Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) $9.28
 PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) $20.39
 Phillip Morris International, Inc. (PM) $58.77
 The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) $12.48
 Realty Income Corp. (O) $9.83
 Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) $35.20
 STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG)  $5.21
 The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) $30.63
Total $220.52


When statistically comparing last years dividend income total from January 2016 to January 2017, it represents a positive 20.2% for a year over year increased dividend growth. The growth difference from last quarter is positive 75.2% for a quarter over quarter increased dividend growth.

I will DRIP the following upcoming month: BKE, COP, KMI, MAT, TROW & VIAB.

The dividend income page is updated accordingly.

Thank you for reading & have a great day!


  1. Mr Stockles on February 20, 2017 at 13:46

    Great blog and solid portfolio. Going to add you to my bloglist. Looking forward to keeping track with you. Always nice to see fellow investors do well 🙂

    Mr Stockles

    • DividendVet on February 20, 2017 at 18:08

      Thank you, it’s slowly coming along and good seeing you on your financial independence journey as well. 🙂

      Take care.

  2. Data lore on February 20, 2017 at 03:56

    Great report DV. Keep that machine going. You are serving as an inspiration to us small investors. At some point, I might have to do a comparison between this year and last, but my account is so small I’m not sure it’s worth it. It’s been less than a year (I think) that I started tracking my dividends on my blog. So, I can’t imagine what it must feel like to have been tracking it for 5 years. But, good job man and congrats.

    • DividendVet on February 20, 2017 at 18:04

      I greatly appreciate your kind words. Just doing my part in building for mine and my family’s future in a very unconventional way. Keep going and don’t worry about the size of the portfolio it will get there a lot faster than comprehended by human mind. Also, there is a good quote “What you track grows”.

  3. Two Investing - Scott on February 6, 2017 at 16:03

    Hi DivVet, Nice year-over-year growth. Nice collection of diversified payers you have too.


    • DividendVet on February 7, 2017 at 17:16

      Much appreciated, building it out, slowly, but surely in the right direction. Learning itself has been absolutely enjoyable.

      All the best.

  4. DivHut on February 6, 2017 at 01:27

    A great start to 2017. Congrats on the nice year over year growth too. Great companies paying you with my eye still on STAG for my own portfolio one day. Thanks for sharing.

    • DividendVet on February 7, 2017 at 17:14

      Thank you. Hopefully I can catch some dividend income growth and not be challenged with any dividend cuts, unlike prior years. Focusing on quality. If STAG drops below my purchase levels I will be also looking forward to dollar cost average.

      Good hearing from you.

  5. Nathan on February 5, 2017 at 02:08

    Great results DV. It’ always nice to see double-digit year-over-year dividend increases.

    • DividendVet on February 5, 2017 at 10:57

      Absolutely, no asking required either, I like automatic raises. Majority of these companies know exactly what to do and how to treat their shareholders or else there is other ownerships to choose from. Options are good.

      To many more!

  6. Doug Arnold on February 3, 2017 at 22:41

    Awesome job. You do the TSP?

    • DividendVet on February 5, 2017 at 10:51

      Thanks. Yes, I do, though I don’t account any of the numbers here on the website. I will be using those proceeds at a later a point to create a separate stream of income.

      Take care.

  7. Buy, Hold Long on February 3, 2017 at 21:29

    Looks like a very nice month for you overall. DRIP will only make your next January even better. Keep that 20% growth coming and you will have a great return over the long run. Good on you.

    • DividendVet on February 5, 2017 at 10:48

      Much appreciated! You know what I say slowly, but surely with keeping in mind to never loosing money.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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