This August 2018 Dividend Update is rather boring (boring = good!). More money came into the account, more DRIP’s happened and the value of the portfolio kept on growing. A solid month indeed.
August 2018 Dividend Update
We had no modifications of the portfolio this month. No buys or sells. Think we already did enough last month! We do still have some cash that we like to deploy, but need to do some homework before that is possible. Or a correction in the market that allows us to buy a few more shares and add to existing positions.
However, we did have another 9 companies that allowed DRIP’s (Dividend ReInvestment Plans, i.e. automatic reinvestment of the dividends into new shares, sometimes with discount to the market price), which increases our forward dividend.
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All the dividend deposits received into the bank accounts (and correct for exchange rates) sum up to a total dividend income of €339.10 for August.
Compared to last year we had an decrease of 10.2%. If you purely look at the dividend change in CAD (Canadian Dollars), we are down 8.4% compared to last year. Why? Because of our selling and buying spree from last month. Furthermore, we had companies that were bought out and no longer exist in the portfolio and shifts in dividend payment dates due to mergers.
When looking at the shares we had last year and this year in August, we still saw and increase of 24.2%. In short, not worries at all. Primarily because we increased several of these positions. Next year in August we will know if this was the right move 😉
The stats for last month:
The graph below is showing the yearly dividend totals for 2015, 2016, 2017 and the YTD for 2018. Despite selling many shares in 2017 (reinvested in Real Estate), we might actually beat 2016’s total this year! That’s still very good 🙂
Dividend Stock Overview
Our dividend portfolio now contains 36 companies with a total of 7.877 shares. We dripped 26 shares since last month.
The portfolio looks like this:
Dividend Sector Breakdown
When you breakdown the previously shown dividend stock overview by sector, it looks as follows:
How was your August on the dividend side of things?