January 2018 Dividend Income

Hundred dollar bills in dividend incomeStart of a brand new year and it has been a good one! When compared historically, this is biggest dividend income received for the month of January ever. It is really starting to take off and some special dividends help a lot. But anyways, 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 12 diversified direct deposits in the form of dividends straight to my brokerage account. Lets dive deep!


 Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) $9.14
 Wall-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) $8.23
 Lamar Advertising Co. (LAMR) $26.56
 Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) $18.66
 PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) $21.81
 Altria Group, Inc. (MO) $30.50
 The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) $13.44
 Phillip Morris International, Inc. (PM) $60.46
 Realty Income Corp. (O) $18.92
 Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) $38.13
 STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG) $5.33
 The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) $66.90
Total $312.75


When statistically comparing last years dividend income total from January 2017 to January 2018, it represents a positive 41.8% for a year over year increased dividend income growth.

Please note that The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) paid out a special dividend on top of a regular dividend, just in case you were wondering how a $700 investment can return such a high payout. This special dividend marks their 10th straight annual payout in a row.

I will DRIP the following upcoming month: BKE, KMI, VIAB & VYM.

The dividend income page is updated accordingly.

Thank you for reading & have a great day!


  1. Money Hungry on February 17, 2018 at 10:01

    Great looking list of companies! January is my weakest month. I’ve eyed quite a few stocks on your list (DIS, PEP, KMB) but haven’t purchased any just yet. Congrats on a great start to the year!

    • DividendVet on February 17, 2018 at 12:40

      Thanks, the portfolio is still in a very young in its infancy stage, now I just have to build up the positions in a larger holdings.

      Good luck taming the beast within you.

  2. DividendFamilyGuy on February 9, 2018 at 14:39

    Congrats on another month of dividends. I also have not heard of BKE. There are a few others also on your list I will need to checkout.

    • DividendVet on February 11, 2018 at 20:25

      BKE took a nice tumble when the retail scare happened not too long ago, I only wish I bought more at that time.

      Glad you found value!

  3. Doug on February 3, 2018 at 19:58

    Good job lots of good companies paying you. Keep it up.

    • DividendVet on February 11, 2018 at 20:23

      Thanks, will do and happy investing to you!

  4. Engineering Dividends on February 3, 2018 at 12:32

    That’s a great total, DV. Nice contributions from all your dividend payers. I recently saw LAMR get mentioned as being an interesting stock selection below the $72 mark. I remembered it being a part of your portfolio. I may do some research on it since it’s now below $70 thanks to Friday’s market action.

    • DividendVet on February 11, 2018 at 20:22

      I got into LAMR at $64 so locked in a juicy dividend yield. Great company!

      Lets hope it all goes on sale soon!

  5. dividendgeek on February 3, 2018 at 07:44

    Congrats mate! Nice dividend increases. Love the special dividend from BKE.

    • DividendVet on February 11, 2018 at 19:59

      Thank you, just simply stacking dividends one on top of the other one. BKE dividends are become quite the regular ones. Interesting strategy they have!

      All the best.

  6. Tom from Dividends Diversify on February 3, 2018 at 07:02

    Nice job Vet. I am familiar with most of these companies, but not BKE. Thanks for highlighting their special dividend.Tom

    • DividendVet on February 11, 2018 at 19:58

      I only wish I had more shares, the special dividend return was quite hefty.

      Glad you enjoyed it.

  7. Stockles on February 3, 2018 at 06:30

    Awesome results DV and I’m sure you can find some attractive oppertunities in the market pretty soon. Glad to be a fellow shareholder with you in KMB, PEP and O

    • DividendVet on February 11, 2018 at 19:46

      Much appreciated! Essentially smart hard work pays off and this is why I love investing so much, work once and reap benefits for a lifetime.

      Glad to hear your similar position.

      Take care.

  8. in10jaarfinancieelvrij on February 3, 2018 at 02:49

    Those are some really nice results. We share DIS and O this month 🙂

    • DividendVet on February 11, 2018 at 19:34

      Great companies, keep on building!

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