December 2016 Dividend Update
Another (dividend) year has come to a close, and what a year it was! We were able to pretty much reinvest all cash from sales of ETF’s. These were part of a company pension package, we did not like it and decided to sell at their highs in 2015 and start to manage ourselves. We also used some cash from our home sale to sink into (primarily) dividend stocks.
We reinvested the cash gradually over the course of one year, as we needed time to research and select stocks we think should help us in the long run. Albeit we made some mistakes and corrections, the portfolio we have now will remain and be slowly expanded in 2017.
For December 2016 we got just over €642 in dividends, which included a nice one-off bonus dividend from Evertz Technologies (ET). This (bonus) dividend was DRIP-ed and added 12 more shares to this holding. Nice! Purchases for the month included some 50 shares of AH (Ahold).
The usual breakdowns are provided below for your entertainment and curiosity:
The Dividend Portfolio
Our portfolio includes 45 companies with a total of 10307 shares and looks something like this:
The Sector Allocation
And if you breakdown by sector, it looks as follows (seems pretty diversified, but there is a bit more work to be done):
The total dividends received in 2016 was a very nice €5.591. Let’s see if we can increase that for 2017 ;-).
How was your Devember and the whole of 2016 from a dividend perspective? Were you pleased with the results?