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Dividend Update – July 2017

July 2017 Passive Income Report

Seems it was only a week or so ago when I posted my dividend income from June. It has already been a whole month since then. Can’t believe how fast this year is going by. Need to enjoy the nice weather more while it is still around. Nothing really anything exciting happened this month, but from a dividend perspective, there are some outstanding growth percentages. Let’s dive into the numbers!



CSCO– $6.46

GE– $9.00

CINF – $6.63

KO – $12.90

CAH – $5.09

O – $2.12


July dividends, add up to $42.20 which represents a 93.6% increase from last year where I made $21.80. Here are some charts to show comparison and progress but you can see the full dividend income breakdown here.


July 2017 Dividend Month Total


This was a great month as far as growth in concerned, even though the number isn’t super high yet. Still building up the portfolio. I was shooting for a $50 month, but I came very close. What factors played in the increase?


Dividend growth and compounding is always the first reason this keeps growing! As long as everything stays constant and no dividend cuts that is. Next, I did not own two of these stocks last year. I initiated a position with CAH earlier this year. This is actually the first month it has paid out for me so I am excited about that. Lastly, I picked up some O stock a few months ago as well. It is not a huge position but at least it compounds monthly. This is only the second month it has paid out so far.


Below is a quick glance at the yearly breakdown. As you can see, I am only $100 off of my total dividend income from last year. I should be able to break this within the next two months. Then I will have one quarter left to really push for my goal of $800 at the end of the year. I am very happy with this month and my progress. Still have plenty of year left to make some more gains toward my goals.


July 2017 Dividend Year Total



How did your portfolio perform in July? Did anyone else get any huge growth numbers? Have you beaten last year’s income yet? Comments are always welcome below.


51 Responses to “Dividend Update – July 2017”

  • Those are some awesome names and some great dividends. Your portfolio is definitely headed in the right direction and I can’t wait to see you break that $50 goal.

    • Dividend Daze:

      The goal is $50 on off months and $100 on quarter ending months. By next year I feel pretty confident that I can hit those goals on a consistent basis.

  • Well done DD, that’s the way to do it! I guess by September the latest you will already exceed the dividends of 2016.
    Roadrunner recently posted…July 2017 Financial OverviewMy Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      Exactly. September I should easily be able to surpass 2016. Still gives a little time left after that as well to make new records. Just wish I had some more capital to speed up the process. Thanks for your comment!

  • Another nice month DD, I’d say nice work, but with dividend investing, it’s hardly any work at all! 🙂
    Erik @ The Mastermind Within recently posted…Physical Products Suck and A Rant on EntrepreneurshipMy Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      I know, isn’t it great? haha. It is work though from a research perspective and trying to figure out valuations and what stocks to buy. I spend a lot of time doing that, but I enjoy it so it is fine. Thanks for dropping by!

  • Nice work daze. You surely will pass last years income. Your yr over yr growth rate is very impressive as well.
    Passivecanadianincome recently posted…July 2017 Passive IncomeMy Profile

  • Almost doubling the returns, great growth numbers! I hope to beat last years numbers somewhere within the coming 2 months as well! Looking forward to seeing you reach that point 🙂

    • Dividend Daze:

      Glad you are so close to beating last years as well. Few months left over is when we really make our end of the year strides. Good luck on surpassing last year and setting a new dividend record!

  • Nice month, and some solid companies! It looks like you will reach a new year record.
    Keep up the good work



    • Dividend Daze:

      That is the plan! Hoping to make a few more buys by the end of the year to give me that last push I need. As always, thanks for the comment!

  • Great month, great companies, and great growth rate! Very well done! Congrats!
    My Dividend Dynasty recently posted…July 2017 Dividend IncomeMy Profile

  • Excellent set of companies that will keep printing dividends for a long time.
    Dividends 4 Future recently posted…July 2017 Income & Status UpdateMy Profile

  • Great report and great YOY increase! 93.6% is a great accomplishment.

    I’m still waiting to get the exact numbers for July because part of my portfolio is in an employer stock sharing plan with fractional shares. It won’t be huge dividend income numbers for July, but I’m expecting it to be more than what June generated. Since my portfolio is smaller than it used to be now, I probably won’t have my first YOY increase until September. Also, I unfortunately will not beat last years income this year. However, I am adding to my portfolio as fast as possible and will soon start seeing some amazing results closer to your numbers. Thanks for sharing and keep it up!
    Graham @ Reverse the Crush recently posted…Reverse Engineering to FI | Monthly GoalsMy Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      At least you are making proactive movies in your portfolio, setting it up for success in the future. Even if the numbers aren’t huge, have to start somewhere. Funny your July is expected to be better than June. Usually July is an off month for many. Keep growing that portfolio, looking forward to seeing your progress. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope to see you around the site more often.

  • That’s an awesome year-to-year increase Div Daze. I won’t be able to make a year-to-year comparison until next year. My income for July did a whopping $5.99. Not the bet of months, but still moving in the right direction.
    Dividend Portfolio recently posted…July 2017 Dividend Income ReportMy Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      July is usually a slow month for many so don’t worry about it. Have to start somewhere. Just means your YoY% increase next year will be huge! It is for sure moving in the right direction. Keep it up! As always, thanks for your comment.

  • Keep doing what you’re doing. All those investments are enabling you to put up some very strong year over year metrics. Take advantage of the CAH dip? Always appreciate the updates!
    DivHut recently posted…August 2017 Stock ConsiderationsMy Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      I saw that CAH dip yesterday. 7% is huge and I could have easily lowered my cost basis. Unfortunately, I have a tuition payment and vacation coming up this month so I am completely strapped for cash. Temporary buying freeze to make sure I can pay for those first and build up a little more capital. Killing me not making any buys when I see opportunities like that. Did you take advantage of the dip at all?

  • You have the right attitude.

    Do not be discouraged by the total dollar amount. The percentages are what’s important and you’re doing great in that department.

    Doubling income YoY is a great accomplishment

    • Dividend Daze:

      Thank you! Any growth is good growth. Just need to stay focused and on track. Thanks for your comment.

  • Your dividend income is growing and that’s what matters the most. Keep up the good work.

    First month of a quarter is my slowest with regards to dividend income but then it catches up by the 2nd month. I would say majority of my stocks pay dividend during the last month of the quarter.

    • Dividend Daze:

      Yeah you are right on that. It is an off month and tends to be a little slower. We still have two quarter ending months ahead of us this year so that will be exciting to see some nice gains and dividend income. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  • I wouldn’t focus on the dollar amount, this journey takes time. Focus on your YOY growth rate. That’s how you can really see your progress. Your income stream increased over 93% from last year. Think about that, 93%! That’s amazing. Love seeing what you are doing here.

    Dividend Diplomats recently posted…Bert’s July Dividend Income SummaryMy Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      Thanks Bert! I wouldn’t be opposed to trading my growth rate for your dollar amount this month haha. I do like seeing such big YoY% gains. Would love to keep this trend continuing. I appreciate your comment!

  • Nice job! Nearly doubling your income is a great achievement and it’s also cool to see how close you are to beating last year’s total at this stage 🙂

    Mr DDU
    Dividends Down Under recently posted…Dividend update: July 2017My Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      I can’t wait to surpass last years dividend income. That will be a nice feeling. I should easily break that by the next quarter ending month. Guess we will just have to wait and see. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Hi DD,

    Congrats on that YOY increase of 93%! – that’s awesome. If you run at this pace you’ll reach 3 and 4 figures a month fast…
    The companies which paid you this month are familiar names and rock solid. Realty Income and Cisco are both holdings in my portfolio and I would like to add Coca Cola some time.

    Good job, keep it up.

    Best Regards,

    • Dividend Daze:

      Thanks DS. Glad you appreciate the names in the portfolio so far. Hope to add a few more soon. I wish I could keep this growth pace up. Easier to see high growth with small numbers but it is growth none the less. Just have to get the snowball started and the compounding will do the rest.

  • I had a nice increase in my numbers last month with a 2.94% increase in my net worth the majority coming from gains from the stock market. It’s been a nice run with the bull market and it’ll be interesting to see how much longer it lasts.
    Mustard Seed Money recently posted…Why You Need to Get to Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step 7 TodayMy Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      That is a nice net worth increase in one month. I like seeing the stock market go up, but I wouldn’t mind a small correction to make some more buys. At least there is still a lot of value in this market currently.

  • Dan:

    Your increases are always SO high. 🙂 Thanks for sharing,

    Passive Income Dude
    Dan recently posted…Passive Income Report: July 2017 (Another Record!)My Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      Haha, no complaints here. Easier to have higher growth percentages when the dividend amounts are so small. Need to take advantage of it while I can right?

  • Man, this is awesome. Just keep saving the dividends, reinvest in the most attractive high quality stocks in the market, and save as much as you can. Also, glad to see that we share three companies that paid us dividend this month! Keep going strong
    Stockles recently posted…Dividend Zombies: Companies that have paid dividend for more than 100 years!My Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      Always nice to see others sharing a position in quality companies. Hope to add to this list over time as well. Your right, just need to keep the savings rate up and reinvest so the snowball gets bigger. Thanks for commenting!

  • Seems we both are doing something right, our yearly dividend graphs look the same 🙂
    Team CF recently posted…July 2017 Savings RateMy Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      Yeah you are right. Especially the graph comparing years. The only difference is you are working with numbers that are much higher haha. Glad to see great progress is being made all around!

  • wow! it’s only July and you’ve almost surpass last year’s income. This type of growth is admirable.

    My dividend income suffer substantially after I sold stock to buy a commercial rental property. But maybe this time next year, I’ll have a good amount. LOL 🙂

    • Dividend Daze:

      Haha funny Vivianne. Your dividend income may have suffered, but your more than made up for it with your properties. Your income from those is outstanding. But that is the best thing about diversification, you can collect on both which is probably a smart thing to do. Thanks for your comment!

  • That s a nice amount of dividend. Reinvesting the dividends is the good method to make more dividend next time.

    • Dividend Daze:

      That is the plan. Building up that dividend snowball and taking advantage of the compounding. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  • The graph is great. You can now start to compare 3 years in the graph, on a monthly basis. That should be motivating. And 2017 is catching up fast with 2016!

    • Dividend Daze:

      You are right. Actually completely forgot about 2015. I’ll take note of that going forward, thank you. By the end of the quarter I should be able to surpass last year. Can’t wait!

  • Evan:

    Wow look at that growth trend! I haven’t been active in my dividend portfolio (or the community for that matter), but I am pumped to jump back in the first week of September
    Evan recently posted…What is CAPE and Why am I Moving Future Contributions to my 401(k) to Cash?My Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      Yeah, I don’t recall seeing you around too much. But thanks for stopping by and commenting. Glad you are excited about coming back to the community. I look forward to checking out your future updates as well then!

  • That is one awesome YOY growth figure! Congratluations and good luck in the final month reaching your $800 goal.
    Mr. Robot recently posted…July 2017 Dividend reportMy Profile

    • Dividend Daze:

      I appreciate the support! Still have 2 quarter ending months left which should be pretty big. And I picked up 2 new monthly dividend payers which should help with the compounding and monthly growth totals. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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