January 2019 Dividend Income

Hundred dollar bills in dividend incomeThe continuous cycle of dividend distributions continues, as I aim to track and count the dividends that been paid to me just for existing. It pays just to breathe! 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. Here it is!


 Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) $9.00
 Wall-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) $8.39
 Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) $19.42
 PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP)
 Altria Group, Inc. (MO) $69.42
 The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) $14.08
 Phillip Morris International, Inc. (PM) $65.30
 Realty Income Corp. (O) $19.77
 Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR)
 STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG) $5.37
 Erie Indemnity Co. (ERIE) $16.20
 The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) $46.76
Total $340.25


When statistically comparing last years dividend income total from January 2018 to January 2019, it represents a positive 8.8% for a year over year increased dividend income growth. BKE again has came through again with a very nice special dividend on top of a regular dividend. Now with around 5.7% dividend yield and with 11th straight annual special dividends paid, it is building itself in a very unique shareholder friendly company. Even though company has been going through plenty of retail sector headwinds, the company still can sustain paying dividend and fluctuated special dividend based on their annual performance. Also, revenues has come down slightly year over year, but BKE has been doing the right thing and buying back their shares and reducing the total number of shares outstanding. 

I will DRIP the following upcoming month: VNQ & VYM.

The dividend income page has been updated accordingly.


  1. Dividend Dude on April 2, 2019 at 14:37

    Awesome increases! I also own Phillip Morris but I’ve started reading about ESG investing and I sort of had a guilt trip. Maybe it’s immoral to be making money off this company?

    • DividendVet on April 3, 2019 at 20:27

      Quality companies = quality increases, no magic formula here.

      ESG investing is an interesting topic and while it is good to ask yourself these questions as an investor, I also believe that there is no perfect company and never will be. There will always be positives and negatives of any industry/business. The important thing I believe is that freedom of choice is more important than abolishment of a substance. Past performance is indicative of future results. Marketplace still has a need and you can see that with PM, MO, BTI growing revenues year over year.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts

  2. Buy, Hold Long on February 10, 2019 at 04:55

    Fantastic work, looks like a great month. Increase on last year is always a bonus. Keep up the great work!

    • DividendVet on February 10, 2019 at 11:58

      Much appreciated! I was surprised to see an increase since I didn’t put too much $ to work last year (2018). I still have a few bad apples in the portfolio and would like to exchange them for a few good ones. Bought some shares of a really solid company here last week, buy article is in works!

      Stay tuned!

  3. Doug on February 9, 2019 at 22:28

    Good job. 8percent YOY is good. Some good companies paying you some good dividends.

    • DividendVet on February 10, 2019 at 11:55

      Thanks Doug, that is the beauty investing in US Stock Market, so many great companies that know exactly how to make money, grow money and distribute it properly to the shareholders.

      Take care.

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