Same as the August 2018 Dividend Update, the September 2018 Dividend Update is rather boring (boring = good!). More DRIP’s happened, but the value of the portfolio declined somewhat. All in all, could be worse!
September 2018 Dividend Update
We had no buys or sells in the portfolio this month. Think we already did enough in july! Our cash position grew a tiny bit compared to last month due to dividends coming in. Still waiting for the “big bang” to deploy said cash.
However, we did have another 14(!) 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 €600,06 for September.
Compared to last year we had an decrease of 28.7%. This is the result of the sale of shares such as RDS.A and UN.A, which we used for more real estate investments.
If you purely look at the dividend change in CAD (Canadian Dollars), which is our steady portfolio in our RRSPs, we are up 10.9% compared to last year. Now that is a good development!
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 7.907 shares.
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 September on the dividend side of things?