July 2014 Dividend Income

Dividend_Income_MoneyPreviously, I mentioned I was leaving for a month long trip to my birth country of Lithuania. Well, I am back now and all I can say is that I had amazing experience visiting family, friends, going to the lakes swimming, having bond fires, and just visiting all the great cities. It is truly a very beautiful country.

The dividend income in July was yet another super month of automatic payments from the companies I own stakes in. I enjoy publishing this dividend income as I have gained a better understanding of how much capital is coming in every month and how much it is increasing over time. I have received a total of 7 direct deposits in the month of July. When compared dividend income to last years total in July 2013, it shows an improvement of 252.9%. And a 14% increase from last quarter of April 2014. That is a very aggressively impressive growth year over year, though I don’t think it will maintain and it should come down in the years to come. In all, I am happy with overall portfolio performance and how things have been.

It has been a while since I made a new acquisition to my portfolio and so luckily I have a nice chunk of change ready to be deployed. To my luck, just recently the market took a nice nose dive so it is unfolding into a nice buying opportunity. I started looking at a few different companies last couple of days, but still nothing that jumps at me right away. Stay tune though, I will keep you posted.

  • Baxter International, Inc. (BAX) – $11.96
  • Coca Cola Co. (KO) – $8.54
  • Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) – $10.05
  • Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) – $8.47
  • Phillip Morris International, Inc. (PM) – $39.66
  • American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (ARCP) – $30.00
  • Realty Income Corp. (O) – $8.66

Total – $117.34


  1. Dividend Growth Journey on August 4, 2014 at 19:34

    Great month Vet. With the recent dips, I am looking to get PEP and/or KO myself. My dividends for July ended at 187.47 and looking forward to hit the 200 mark soon.

    • DividendVet on August 4, 2014 at 21:04

      Thank you. Yeah I like PEP & KO at the current levels. Also, I noticed that during my trip, people were using their products quite regularly. Even if it all the way on the other side of the world, I couldn’t believe it myself how popular those brands are there. Made me feel quite delighted.

      Hey, good job. Those few hundred dollars every month add up to some serious dough at the end of the year. Stay motivated!

      Take care.

  2. DivHut on August 3, 2014 at 03:11

    Thanks for sharing your most recent dividend income update with us. I am happy to be a fellow shareholder with you in several of the companies listed above. Keep at it and look forward to your next update.

    • DividendVet on August 3, 2014 at 12:06

      My pleasure and same goes here. I enjoy reading your work too, so keep up the good work on your end.

      Have a great day.

  3. DividendMongrel on August 2, 2014 at 21:53

    Hey DV,
    That’s a nice month of dividend payouts. I am hoping to get to that point some day. I really like all the companies you noted above but I am waiting for a better buying opportunity. Keep us posted on what new holdings you may have. Good luck investing!

    • DividendVet on August 3, 2014 at 12:02

      Thank you, and congrats starting your own journey! We have a great dividend investing community to learn from, so I am sure you will do great.

      Stay tuned for the next acquisition very soon!

  4. Captain Dividend on August 2, 2014 at 21:48

    Sounds like an awesome vacation. Wow a full month , that’s great. Looking forward to what you decide to purchase next and grats on the nice month of dividends!

    • DividendVet on August 3, 2014 at 11:54

      Hey appreciate it! I think we all need to get away from our everyday environment and explore something new for a while. In my case, a full month was just plenty to recharge my battery and get my body and mind ready for the second half of the year.

      Hope you are having a great summer yourself.

  5. Roadmap2Retire on August 2, 2014 at 13:05

    Congrats on the dividend income, DV. Sounds like you had a great vacation.


    • DividendVet on August 3, 2014 at 11:47

      Thank you, I sure did. I had a great time re-exploring that little country after so many years.

      Hope all is well.

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