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Well, August is done and the summer is slowly winding down. Not much of note happened for me in August, so there’s nothing to really say. The market has been slowly rising, despite some not so great days. So how was my dividend income for August? Let’s do the numbers and see.

AWP $ 44.00
BGY $ 33.80
CIK $ 22.50*
CLM $ 40.05*
DHY $ 27.13
EDF $ 17.50*
EHI $ 26.80
EXG $103.35*
FGB $ 70.13
NCV $ 29.75
OHI $117.25
PFN $ 36.00
ZTR $ 24.00
TOTAL $592.26

* Includes Return of Capital

$592.26 is certainly a non-trivial amount, so I won’t complain too much. But the middle month of the quarter is always my worst performer, so August was about what I expected.

August saw another month without dividend cuts, so that’s something good to report.

Because I needed the cash, in early August I sold off 10 shares of CODI $26.50/share. In late August, I sold off 20 shares of CODI for $27.9529/share.

To my surprise, EXG increased its monthly dividend from 6.16 cents per share to 6.89 cents. That’s an 11.85% increase. Nice! However, let’s not get too excited. EXG’s dividend has been better. Here is how EXG’s dividend has changed since I bought my first shares in 2009:

2009 $0.4725/quarter
2010 $0.3825/quarter
2011 $0.2843/quarter
2012 $0.2440/quarter
2013 $0.0813/month
2017 $0.0760/month
2019 $0.0616/month
2021 $0.0689/month

While on the surface that 11.85% increase may sound impressive, clearly EXG’s current dividend is far from its glory days of 2009. Still, I won’t complain too much. It’s nice to now have a $100+ monthly dividend, as I have very few of them.

Overall, August was a good month. I look forward to September’s numbers. I have a feeling it will be a very good month.

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