Another month in the books. Only one left to go and we’re already halfway through this year! We’ve made some new steps in our real estate venture and our monthly dividend has never been this high before. Partially because of a very unexpected special dividend we have gotten. Always nice to earn some extra without lifting a finger. All in all, it was a great month.
After the deception of last months results, things couldn’t have gone better this time around. We’ve received the late dividends of Munich RE and got a surprise extra dividend from BESI. Resulting in our best month ever!
Well, it happened, for the first time ever our dividend hasn’t grown year over year. And to put it blankly, it actually decreased a lot. But, we haven’t lost anything. The biggest chunk of our ‘normal’ April payments will now be paid in May. Therefore our results for this month a quite a bit skewered.
I promise, that this hole will be filled though. Big Time. Because on the other part, we managed to get an amazing additional income for this month. Our savings have been flooded by something we had been waiting for, for over 6 months now….
We had our first encounter ever with a dividend freeze within our portfolio. I know, It’s not so bad though, imagine they would have cut their dividend… We never actually thought about what we would do if and when such a thing would happen. Although it’s very common and could basically happen anytime with any stock, it can also catch you by surprise.
We buy shares of companies that pay AND grow their dividends. Because of this, we can make use of the beautiful magic of compounding. Over (a long) time, the growth will accelerate our cash flow from dividends and our yield on cost will steadily increase.
I decided to check up on the why of the company in this particular case, and research how dividend cuts affected companies in the past. Hopefully, it will give us some insight into how to make decisions based on a cut and if it’s all that bad at all?
What a month. So many things have happened, both financially and personally. We just got back from a 2-week vacation. So what do you do when you’re home? Writing this dividend report over the past month, of course!
I haven’t spent much time checking up on the markets. Which was a bit strange at the beginning, since I was used to checking it every day… In the end, it doesn’t even matter. And from here on I will hopefully feel the urge less often than before.
When you’re not focussed on the markets, or investing whatsoever for a couple of weeks. It’s great to see you’re still getting some of those dividends. Our year on year growth was great and even higher than February. March was also the month we received our first 3 digit dividend income for this year.
Two months already have gone by this year. Time sure goes fast. This month started off really great, because of the meet-up we had in the first weekend, where we took in a whole lot of info. Since then I started to do more reading, Mr. Divnomics got more involved as well and although we haven’t set up our FIRE plan just yet, we are having very interesting talks in all of our plans towards FI.
We started the year of with some amazing yearly dividend growth. This month’s growth rate is a bit lower. Still, we’re very pleased with it. We didn’t make any recent stock buy’s, as we had to invest in something else (more on that later), and we received the first dividends of two new stocks in our portfolio.
A new month comes with new numbers! Well, the metrics remain the same, but we are pleasantly surprised how far we have come the past year. In January we’ve made some more changes to our portfolio and even opened up a new brokerage account. We hoped to have sold the car by now, but that has to wait a little longer. Until then we keep on going like we are doing now, and allocate capital to our portfolio every single month.
The net amount of dividends in January are still on the lower side for the year, but our dividend growth compared to last year is showing some amazing progress!
We have been investing for 2.5 years now. We started our journey half way through 2014 and shifted to DGI half way through 2015. Looking at how far we’ve come, what we have learned and all the great things that awaits us in the future, I have absolutely no regrets.
This dividend income report will be the last of 2016, but I’m sure there are still many, many to come in the following years.
It’s that time of the month again! I already saw some dividend reports passing by around the DGI community. Just love to see how everybody is continue to grow and set some awesome results. So how did we perform? Instead of a small setback in October, where we had no year on year growth because of currency fluctuations. We have some much better results to show for November.