February 2017 Dividend Update

Monthly Dividend Update

February is traditionally a slow month. Even though we have many monthy dividend payers, February is still not very exciting. But than again, this February 2017 Dividend Update is still pretty much positive due to the growth from last year.

We also purchased additional shares this month, which include:

  • 100 shares of RDSA; and,
  • Tons of DRIP shares including AAR.UN, CJR.B, PLZ.UN (which also raised it’s dividend!), CIX and several more

February Dividends

When we added up all the deposits into the bank accounts (and corrected for exchange rates), we received almost €342. That is a very respectable 59% YOY increase.

February 2017 Dividend Income
February 2017 Dividend Income

We also made a new graph showing the yearly dividend totals for 2015 and 2016, and a year-to-date dividend total for 2017. In the first 2 months for 2017 we already received more dividends than for the total 5 months of 2015. Now that is heading in the right direction! Granted, we only started with dividend growth investing in 2015. We sold all our RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) held ETF’s and started analysing and investing those funds into dividend stocks.

Yearly Dividend Totals
Yearly Dividend Totals

Dividend Stock Overview

Our dividend portfolio now contains 45 companies with a total of 10.699 shares and looks like this (up 3.701 shares from a year ago):

February 2017 Dividend Stock Overview
February 2017 Dividend Stock Overview

Dividend Sector Breakdown

When you breakdown the previously shown dividend stock overview by sector, it looks as follows:

February 2017 Dividend Stock Sector Allocation
February 2017 Dividend Stock Sector Allocation

How was your Febraury from a dividend perspective? Was it also a slow month for you?


  1. Nice list you got there! I’m still very new to dividend investing and I still got much to learn. Out of curiosity, how long do you normally hold your dividend stocks for? When would you sell them?

    1. We are trying to do the buy-and-hold-for-a-very-long-time strategy. Most of dividend shares are selected to never have to sell again. But life will throw you a curve ball every now and then, so you do need to keep an eye out for that.
      Good luck building up your portfolio!

  2. Wow, looking great as ever even in a “slow” month.

    I hope to post my own results somewhere in the near future, really liking your graphs as output!

  3. I see you also can’t resist RDS-A 🙂 It has a juicy and (hopefully) safe dividend. If the wider market can also be convinced about it, we should also see a nice share price increase.

    1. We actually want a few more, so if it could dip first, that would be really nice 😉
      Think shell can maintain it’s dividend, solid company and lot’s of assets they can sell to maintain dividends for now. But will keep an close eye on it!

  4. I love those graphs. It is so stimulating to see year-over-year increases as a result of a frugal lifestyle in combination with investing the surplus of your income

    1. Cool isn’t it? What’s even better is that the combination of dividend cash-flow + capital gains. Great to see the value and portfolio growing, really like DGI.

    1. I was actually a bit disappointed (maybe I’m getting too greedy ;-). Was calculating around €375-€400 last month. But then again its free money, and we achieved growth. Plus, next month should be really good!
      Thanks for the comment BHL!

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