With November passing by so quickly it is that beautiful time of a new month to report my monthly dividend income. It has been a somewhat of a special month for me as I have officially surpassed the $70K mark of the portfolio value. I have been stuck around $60K for a long time; it has been probably over a year or so. If you have been following closely, you probably know some of the things that kept me from upping the portfolio. The first thing was that incident with good old ARCP where the dividend was cut. Then I bought a home, where I sold off about $6K worth of stock for an additional property down payment and finally a few market corrections last couple of months continued to keep me in check as the market has been making some big waves trying to sink my ship. Not so fast! Either way, I am now past that damn point and even closer to six figures, $100K!
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 November, I have received a total of 8 diversified direct deposits in the form of dividends straight to my brokerage account. While it hasn’t been a record braking month, it sure is a nice chunk of change. Here it is!
- AT&T, Inc. (T) – $48.85
- General Mills, Inc. (GIS) – $19.88
- Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) – $23.73
- Apple, Inc. (AAPL) – $14.60
- Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) – $79.01
- Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) – $25.92
- Realty Income Corp. (O) – $9.14
- Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) – $5.20
Total – $226.33
When statistically comparing last years dividend income total from November 2014 to November 2015, it represents a negative .01% for a year over year decreased growth. Basically, I received the same amount I got last year in dividend income, just a few different longterm payers. The growth difference from last quarter is positive 11.7% quarter over quarter increased growth.
Goal: With 11 months behind, I am 80.4% of my goal complete.
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