I hope y’all had a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here in the Pacific Northwest, Christmas day and the days afterward brought a bit of snow to the area, but by mid-January it warmed up a little, giving a brief taste of the coming spring. As for the stock market, December ended on a strong note, but January became quite the roller coaster ride with more downs than ups. If you have the cash, buying opportunities abounded in this volatile market.
So how was my dividend income for December? Let’s do the numbers and see what Santa dropped off…
BGY $ 33.80
CIK $ 22.50*
CLM $ 40.05*
DHY $ 27.13
EDF $ 15.00*
EHI $ 26.80
EHI $ 26.80
FGB $ 70.13
NCV $ 29.75
PFN $ 32.31
ZTR $ 24.00
* Includes Return of Capital
$640.62? Not bad, but not all that great compared to previous Decembers.
AWP didn’t pay out in December, and instead will pay out twice in January. Likewise, USA didn’t pay out in December but it will in January. One bit of good news is that EHI paid out twice in December (but the bad news is that it won’t pay out in January).
The only dividend cut among my portfolio’s holdings was HQL cutting its quarterly dividend from 43 cents per share to 42 cents. But that’s typical of HQL, as its dividend varies from quarter to quarter. Who knows what its next dividend payout will be?
And, as usual lately, I’ve sold off more shares of CODI as I needed the cash. In December, I sold 10 shares at $31.84 per share and then later 20 more shares at $30.00 per share.
Overall, December was a solid month, so I have no complaints.
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