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Jul 05 2018

Dividend Income Report: June 2018

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So ends June and the first half of 2018. How was your June? Mine was good. Being the end of the school year, we attended three graduation ceremonies for friends and family. Other than that, there’s really not much of note that happened in June. Other than a day trip with the in-laws to Astoria and Seaside in Oregon, I didn’t go anywhere.

But there is the matter of June’s dividend income total, so let’s do the numbers and see how the month’s total shaped up:

AWP $ 50.00
BGY $ 38.00*
CHW $ 21.00*
CIK $ 22.00*
CLM $ 47.30
DHY $ 35.00
DMF $ 10.50
DSM $ 19.25
EAD $ 8.32
EDF $ 45.00*
EHI $ 24.40
EXG $114.00*
HQL $ 70.00
?? $ 1.25**
NCV $ 45.50
OIA $ 4.30
PFN $ 36.00
RA $ 69.85
VFL $ 15.00
ZTR $ 33.90
TOTAL $710.57

* Includes Return of Capital
** My employer’s stock, which shall remain anonymous.

Nice total! For my dividend portfolio, every quarter’s third month has been the lowest payout total for me, and this month was a bit better than March due to my May buy of 75 HQL shares which nudged it up $30. I hope this month is also when I can finally move past the $600s for good, just as I’ve moved past the $500s after 2015. Slow but steady growth indeed.

June’s end also marks the end of the year’s 2nd quarter. Total dividend income for the quarter is $2648.76, which is an 11.77% increase over Q2 2017’s $2369.74. Not bad! I expect Q3 and Q4 2018 won’t be so good compared to 2017’s Q3 and Q4, as I suspended my matching program last July, so quarterly growth will certainly decline.

June didn’t see any dividend cuts so that’s good too. I *hate* dividend cuts. 😛

Overall, June 2018 was a solid month with no unpleasant surprises. And that’s the way I like it.

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  1. desidividend

    DQ,
    Nice chunk of money received,but was surprised to find we dont share single common stock.
    Goodluck

    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks, and good luck to you too with your dividend investing portfolio. My portfolio is certainly unorthodox, given that it’s heavily with leveraged ETFs and CEFs. Admittedly, it’s more risky but the yields are certainly impressive. I’m moving towards Dividend Aristocrat stocks, as they’re less risky and their history of raising their dividends should help offset the dividend cuts that plague my ETF and CEF stocks.

  2. dividendgeek

    Congrats! 11.77% is a solid increase in dividends. Those stock tickers man. I have never come across them before 🙂

    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks for visiting DG! My choice of stocks that comprise my portfolio is rather different with a lot of dividend ETF and CEF stocks. If I had to build my portfolio all over again, I would pick ETF and CEF stocks that wouldn’t be as highly leveraged and pick more Dividend Aristocrats. Any stock that’s leveraged more than 20%, no matter how good the yield, should be avoided or considered *very* carefully.

  3. Six AM Board Meeting

    Solid return, i love when those dividend checks come in every month or so! Ford looks so enticing now at single digit div yield, but then again its ford…

    Cheers!

    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks for the visit 6 AM! I love it when the dividends roll in too. It NEVER gets old and feels like Christmas morning every time a dividend payout arrives. As for Ford, it does look intriguing with its 6% yield, but I will have to research the company more closely to see if it’s a good candidate for my portfolio.

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