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The month of January 2018 is officially closed and in the books. Here in the Pacific Northwest, compared to January 2017, it has been a pretty mild winter so far. Unfortunately, our hot water heater decided to die and so I’m currently awaiting the delivery of the new one which should arrive next week. It’s amazing how one takes hot water for granted until it’s no longer so easily available.

Let’s do the numbers and see how well January went:

AWP $ 45.00
BGY $ 38.00*
CHW $ 21.00*
CIK $ 22.00*
CLM $ 47.30
CODI $144.00
DHY $ 38.50
DMF $ 12.30
DSM $ 22.83
EAD $ 9.03
EDF $ 45.00*
EXG $114.00*
NCV $ 45.50
OIA $ 4.30
PFN $ 36.00
PNNT $ 81.00
RA $ 69.85
VFL $ 15.00
ZTR $ 33.90
TOTAL $844.51

* Includes Return of Capital

$844.51? That’s not too bad. I was hoping for the high 800s, but hey I’ll take it. Any money gained from not trading one’s time is a win in my book.

Overall, January was a fairly uneventful month. No new stock buys or sells and, thank goodness, no dividend cuts. EHI didn’t pay out in January but they did pay out early in December. One pleasant little surprise is that CLM raised its dividend from 23.26 cents to 23.65 cents. For me, this 1.68% increase amounts to an additional 78 cents per month. Yeah, that’s not exactly something to make one jump with joy, but I’ll take it anyway. For my ETF heavy portfolio, dividend increases are a rarity (although I hope that will change as I invest more in dividend growth stocks), so it’s always a surprise to me when it does happen.

How was your January?


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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Doug

    Good job. Nothing wrong with 844 dollars good to see you getting some increases after all those decreases
    I’ve had a couple this year and the big ones are just around the corner. OHI raises every quarter which is nice so April you will get another one. I had my best January ever over 300.00 sometime next year hopefully pull a 400 first month. Keep it up

    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks for visiting Doug! Dividend cuts always suck, but I really hope my OHI and NRZ buys will help to offset the damage from the inevitable dividend cuts that my portfolio regularly experiences. Congrats on having a great January! Your snowball is steadily growing.

  2. dividendgeek

    844 is a good amount of passive income. I looked at your 2017 January dividend income … it is definitely an increase. To me the direction is more important then the actual value. Looks like you are on a positive track. My portfolio is exclusively composed of ETFs. No dividends in Jan 🙂

    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks for dropping by DG! You’re exactly right, it’s the overall trend that matters and my trend is pretty good. My dividend income is growing at roughly 10% annually, which is pretty good. Sorry to hear about your January. You may want to look into ETF or CEF stocks that have monthly dividend payouts. This helps create a monthly minimum and helps smooth out the quarterly income spikes.

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