Sep 05 2015

Dividend Income Report for August 2015

july_monthly_report_600x200August is done, and for the most part, so is summer 2015. Overall, it has been a pretty good summer. Mrs. Dividend Quest and I made a few jaunts out of town, with the first major trip being my 30-year high school class reunion and the second big trip was spending a few days at camp doing stuff we’ve never done before. Thanks to my previous stock buy last month, I finally reached my 2015 goal of an average projected dividend income of $625 per month. Yeah! High-fives all round! With four months of the year remaining, I certainly have room to blow right past that goal and see just how far I can push it.

Now that August is in the books, let’s do the numbers:
BGY $ 49.00*
CLM $ 70.29*
CIK $ 22.00*
DHY $ 42.00
DMF $ 15.75
DSM $ 22.83
EHI $ 19.25
EXG $121.95
FGB $ 87.50
HHY $ 37.50
HTR $ 38.00
NCV $ 63.00
OIA $ 4.10
PFN $ 36.00
VFL $ 19.50
TOTAL $648.67

* Includes Return of Capital.

Yet again I’ve broke $600. It may be a bit premature, but I think sub-$600 months are behind me and a $700 month may just happen this year. I got my fingers crossed!

The recent Chinese stock market crash and resulting volatility of the world’s markets had an impact on my portfolio’s value, dropping it by about 8%. It has recovered a bit and is now down about 5%. Fortunately, until I sell anything, it’s just phantom loss right now. As long as the dividends keep rolling in like clockwork, I won’t worry too much about it.

Some changes are occurring or are just around the corner. RSO did a reverse 4:1 split starting this month, but that shouldn’t adversely affect the dividend income (for now anyway). For this quarter’s payouts, FGB and HQL will raise their dividends a little, so that will be a nice little improvement.

Aside from the markets’ mini-crash, August was largely an undramatic month, but it was a good solid month for dividend income and consistent growth of my portfolio with the additional stock buys.


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