With August over, summer is rapidly winding down. Here in the Pacific Northwest the mornings are cooler, the sun is setting earlier, and the days are becoming merely “very warm” instead of “seriously hot.” I spotted a couple small golden leaves in my back yard last week, so autumn is right around the corner. Regarding the stock market, there was clearly an upward trend in the first half of August followed by a downward trend in the second half of the month. So there are still buying opportunities to “lock in” some respectable dividend yields.
Well, let’s do the numbers and see how my dividend income performed in August.
ARR $ 2.00
* Includes Return of Capital
While $550.21 is certainly non-trivial, it is the lowest dividend total for August that I have had since 2014 ($427.13). 🙁
Needing the cash, I sold 50 shares of HQL at $15.80 and later 20 more shares at $15.50. On the bright side, no dividend cuts occurred in August, so that’s certainly a good thing.
Overall, August’s dividend total made it was a “meh” month. Certainly nothing to brag about nor be ashamed about.
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