The November 2018 Dividend Update is hopefully the last one with a (yet another!) YOY decrease! The effects of the dividend stock sale in 2017 are finally behind us. I’m very much looking forward to December, to be honest…
November 2018 Dividend Update
No sale of shares this month (buy and hold is finally working…), but we did buy some! I’m was looking for stable shares with stable dividends. So expanded the CU (Canadian Utilities) position by 78 shares to 400 in total. It’s now a pretty big position in relative terms. We are now also pretty heavy on the utilities in the portfolio. On the bright side, we also received the first dividends from our dividend ETF we bought last month.
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All the dividend deposits received into the bank accounts (and corrected for exchange rates) sum up to a total dividend income of €375,35 for November. Compared to last year we had an decrease of 11.1%.
If you purely look at the dividend change in CAD (Canadian Dollars), which is our steady portfolio in our RRSPs, we are also down 12.9% compared to last year. This is driven by the merger of two companies. We also sold 2 companies and reinvested the proceeds elsewhere. There was also one REIT, which was bought by in investor and delisted. All those dividends we now don’t get in November, hence the reduction in dividend income.
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 already beat 2016’s total this year! And that year included some of the sold Dutch shares. Not all is bad! Still relatively happy with the portfolio performance, but did learn some valuable lessons along the way that cost a fair amount of money.
Dividend Stock Overview
Our dividend portfolio now contains 36 companies + one ETF with a total of 8.163 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 November dividend wise?