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June (and summer) is here! The grayshine and rain that made up a large portion of May’s weather here in the Pacific Northwest has finally given way to blue skies, sunshine, and quite warm temperatures. Too bad it doesn’t last more than three months (if that) here in the great Pacific Northwest. I guess I would have to move much further south to enjoy a more tropical climate.
So how was my dividend income for May 2017? Well, let’s do the numbers and see the result:
AWP $ 45.00
BGY $ 38.00*
CHW $ 21.00*
CIK $ 22.00*
CLM $ 44.43*
DHY $ 38.50
DMF $ 12.30
DSM $ 22.83
EAD $ 9.57
EDF $ 45.00*
EHI $ 30.00
EXG $114.00*
FGB $105.00
NCV $ 45.50
OIA $ 4.30
PFN $ 36.00
RA $ 69.85
VFL $ 15.00
WDR $ 92.00
ZTR $ 33.90
TOTAL $844.18

* Includes Return of Capital

Yeah!! May’s dividend total is a very nice $844.18, which slightly beats April’s record of $836.18. Three of this year’s five months have been $800+, so that is definitely a good trend. If the trend continues, a $900+ month may well happen this year. 😀

I’m also happy to report that there were no dividend cuts this month! Yaaay!!

Overall May was a damn good month. Monthly dividend income reached a new record high and there were no dividend cuts. What’s not to like about this month?

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. leguf (Carlo)

    Hi John, the dividend is above average, congratulations.
    You’re going straight to 900 $/month.

    ciao – leguf

    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks for visiting Carlo! Assuming no significant dividend cuts slow me down, then I should be able to have a $900 month some time later this year. I have my fingers crossed!

  2. Dividend Diplomats

    Quest –

    Dang. That’s a crap ton of dividend income right there. $900? Why not push to $1K/month!!! Congratulations on a record and it’s always a good month with no cuts, but an even better month with dividend increases.


    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks for visiting Lanny! I would love to reach $1000/month in average dividend income. But my capital to invest with is limited, so I just have to take a “slow and steady” approach. I agree that having dividend increases is better than dividend cuts, and I’m strongly considering getting into dividend growth strategy, an approach that many dividend investors utilize.

  3. Doug

    Good job. 900 will happen sooner than later if you can keep the cuts at bay.

    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks for the visit Doug. You’re right, if I can avoid or mitigate dividend cuts then I will certainly have a $900 month some time this year.

  4. Buy, Hold Long

    Well done to you. Won’t be long and you’ll be reaching over $1000 a month, good work to you!

    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks for visiting BHL. I sure hope to reach $1000 a month. That would be a MAJOR milestone for me and my dividend investing portfolio. While it feels like $1000 month is almost unreachable, I remind myself that it wasn’t that long ago when $800 months seemed unattainable. Now they’ve become almost routine. As long as I invest consistently every month, it’s just a matter of time until $1000 per month becomes reality.

  5. DivHut

    Wow, that’s some serious income. No question May was a “damn” good month 🙂 Always nice to see those records being broken. Keep up the good work.

    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks for visiting DivHut! It’s taken a long time to reach this point, but I’m glad to finally be making non-trivial dividend income every month. Once I got past regularly making $500 every month, it really made the journey feel truly worth it.

    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks for the visit PCI! So far 2017 has been very kind to my dividend portfolio’s value and dividend payouts (despite so many dividend cuts this year). I can only hope that the trend will continue and the market will continue to do well.

  6. Dividend Portfolio

    OMG. That’s just excellent. Imagine when your portfolio crosses 4 digits consistently in a month. Just wow!

    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks for dropping by DP! Breaking the 4-figure barrier will be a huge milestone for me. I doubt it will happen this year (I would be happy to have a $900 month this year), but with fingers crossed and prayer for luck, it may happen in 2018.

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