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Dividend Update – November 2017

Passive Income Report November 2017 PinI can’t believe how fast this year is going by. Earlier this month, Dividend Daze celebrated its one year blogiversary, which is a huge milestone. I also discussed the growth of the site as well as the goals for it moving forward. But the focus still remains one the dividends. November is over and with it; another full month of collecting dividends is in the books. That leaves us with just one more quarter ending month this year. Let’s take a look at the dividends I collected in November.



T– $23.29

HCP– $19.08

NNN – $13.95

GIS – $12.49

HRL – $5.15

O – $3.45

LTC – $3.27


November dividends, add up to $80.68 which represents a 46.6% increase from last year where I made $55.03. Below are some charts from my portfolio page to better visualize the results.


November Monthly Dividends 2017


This is the first month I am finally able to actually link to my prior year’s dividend post for comparison. Last year I collected dividends from 4 companies while this year I was able to collect from 7.  One position I no longer possess is KMI, even though that only paid me $2.35 last year. I sold it after the dividend cut to put the capital into a different stock. New positions since then that paid me a dividend this month include GIS, HRL, O, and LTC.


I am very happy at the dividend income I collected in November. Almost 50% YoY growth is pretty substantial. Getting close to a triple digit month that isn’t quarter ending as well. Luckily, I was already able to surpass last year’s dividends so anything I collect until the year is over just adds to the total dividends collected milestone for the year.


November Yearly Dividends 2017


Get psyched everyone! One more quarter ending month to go! December usually ends up being the best of the year. Time to make those last minute purchases to push your portfolio to the limits. November was great, but can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings.


How did your portfolio perform in November? Did have a lot of growth from last year? Expecting a big December? Your comments are always welcome below.



  1. Hey DD,

    congrats on that nearly 50% yoy increase, that’s awesome!! and 80$ for the month is rock solid – You are right, time flies and i can barely keep up with all the work i have to do at the moment. But i’m really happy with the success in 2017 and look forward to 2018. Plan is to grind and push hard to reach a milestone in 2018.

    Keep it up!

    1. I hear you there. It is crazy how much work needs to get done right now. All we can do is grind and hope that brings our continued success next year as well. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    1. I am with you on that my friend. Can’t wait to report dividends for December. Hoping it will be my second month this year to break the triple digit mark for a single month. Also all the mutual funds usually pay out in December so we should see some great numbers for our community. As always, I appreciate your comments!

  2. Congrats to this great month DD! And it’ll only get better! Are you planning to buy KMI back now that they’re planning to make a big dividend increase next year?

    November was nice for me too. A new all time record and December is expected to be even better. Adding a rental to my portfolio made a nice extra to the dividend income.
    Roadrunner recently posted…November 2017 Financial OverviewMy Profile

    1. Congrats on the new record month and the rental income just makes it better. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for December then. No, I think once I sold KMI, I won’t go back. There is too many other reputable companies with better history that are of better value right now in the current market. Guess we will see what the future brings right?

    1. I am too. Quarter ending months are fun to watch and write about. The year end goal is $800 but I should be able to surpass that a little bit. We will see!

  3. Hey,

    I saw your comment on DividendMeter [I posted a comment there as well], not sure what data you need but to get the Forward Dividend from Yahoo, I’ve updated to use this formula:

    =index(split(index(importhtml(CONCATENATE(“”,$C2, “?p=”, $C2),”table”,2),6,2),” “),1,1)

    1. Hey, thank you for the comment. I had something like that going on my google docs pulling from Nasdaq, but the importhtml usually gets stuck or hung up. It takes forever to load or crashes. Then all the other cells that use similar formulas crash too. Not sure if you have experienced this at all as well?

  4. What a difference a year makes. Congrats on hitting the one year milestone for your blog and for that great year over year increase. You have a solid group of companies paying you in November and it’s nice to see a handful of stocks in common with my portfolio too. Keep up the good work!
    DivHut recently posted…December 2017 Stock ConsiderationsMy Profile

    1. Thanks DH! We seem to be on similar pages a lot with the companies we choose. Usually I always have one or two names that show up on your stock consideration posts. Great minds think alike I guess right? Glad we are fellow shareholders on a few positions. Best of luck going into the end of the year!

    1. That would be amazing. Keep at least a 50% growth going. But that will decrease over time as the portfolio gets bigger. But I would rather have more dividends so no complaints here. Can’t wait to see what next year brings. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  5. Nice! It´s so fun that you and I are recieving so similar amounts. Man, we just got to keep motivating each other month after month, year after year. Going to follow your journey a loooong time.

    1. Absolutely! There are a bunch of us with portfolios around the same level. It is fun to have a friendly competition going on. Keeps you focused and motivated to keep investing and reach your goals. Thanks for your comment!

    1. Thanks man! I appreciate it. I am attempting to optimize all my posts with a Pinterest image to open up a new social media channel. Are you referring to the month/ yearly growth charts? Simply enough, I take a snip it of them from my Excel sheet lol. It does the trick. Work smarter not harder right? Just like these dividends.

        1. Yeah Twitter is my favorite social media for this blog. Facebook is alright but I don’t put too much time into it. I don’t do anything on Instagram. I have it only so no one else can take the name. So if I ever want to use it in the future I can. Cool you are at least getting a little traffic from it though.

  6. Some very impressive growth! What changed so dramatically from 2016 to 2017 in your portfolio that made it so dependent on the quarter months? In 2016 the quarter end months were very underwhelming (if not the worst of the year) but clearly in 2017 these months are the dominant ones. Change in core positions? If so, which ones? Great progress anyhow!
    Dividend Investor! recently posted…November 2017 – Dividend UpdateMy Profile

    1. That is a good eye. Actually didn’t really notice that until now. I ended up taking advantage of a lot of dips and purchased new positions or added to my existing ones that pay out in the quarter enders. The main two that pop out at me are TGT and CVX. I added a decent amount of capital into CVX between 2015 and 2016 when oil was extremely low. It just so happens these positions pay out in the same month propelling my dividends in these months. As long as we are buying quality stocks at a discount, it really doesn’t matter when they pay. Just need to keep the growth up. Good catch. Thanks for commenting!

    1. Just need to keep making those quality buys and adding great new positions or lowering the cost basis on the current ones. As long as dividends are consistent, growth will continue. Just too bad I can’t keep this rate up forever. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    1. Yeah I am all about visualizations. I really want to come up with some new and better ones but haven’t had the time. Maybe in the new year when things slow down a little bit. I have been pretty good with growth. Usually only one month a year that decreases for some reason, but it is rare and doesn’t necessarily mean a dividend cut. Could be a sell or the stock decides to move a month so it really isn’t a loss. Thanks for the comment!

  7. Good work Daze!

    I see you have 17 positions in your dividend portfolio. One of them ‘QCP’ doesn’t pay any dividend. I also had it as a result of toxic spin-off from HCP. Any reason why you still holding it?

    I sold out of CVX last month as I got tired of watching over their non-covered dividend and instead bought more shares into ENB.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Good point on QCP. I debated selling it as soon as I got it, and probably should have. But the position is so small it doesn’t make a huge difference. Maybe just holding it in hopes it pays eventually, That and I don’t want to pay the trade fee to sell for barely anything, idk. It is still on my list of things to do, to figure out what I want to do with that position.

    1. Our portfolios are very close. We have a good little friendly competition going on. Although your portfolio shot up a lot this year with how much capital you were able to add to it. Will be exciting to see your growth come next year. Looking forward to it. As always, I appreciate the comment!

  8. Love the results Daze. A well balanced month and a very strong year over year increase. I’m excited to see that you can finally start showing the comparison now. Looking forward to continue watching your growth going forward.


    1. Also funny to look back at old posts and see the difference. Not only are the dividends greater, but the posts themselves are way more in depth and paint the actual picture. Nice to finally have consistent dividends every month with pretty good growth percentages as well. Hope to hit a few more triple digit months next year and keep those consistent as well. As always, thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    1. Consistency is key. Just need to keep buying quality companies and the growth will take care of itself over time. Thanks for the comment!

    1. That is one way to do it. There are some great capital gain stocks out there. Just requires a lot more research and potential risk level. Also realizing the capital gains costs you more in taxes. And any gains are better than none. Hope December is a better month for you.

    1. Thank you! I am very pleased with these results. Wish I could keep that growth rate up. December should be a good month. On pace to hit triple digits. Looking forward to seeing how the rest of the community did by year end.

  9. WOW! Check out those charts! I’m loving the increases I’m seeing over the previous years! $80 is a nice chunk of change that’s going to be dripped into into your portfolio. You have a very solid base formed now and I can’t wait to see this puppy start to roll for you. Great companies also, O, GIS, T and HRL.
    Keep it up and I can’t wait to see where you end the year at.

    1. I just picked up some more T on the last dip too so that should add a lot more dividend income. So the growth should continue next year. I am hoping to hit a few more triple digit months. We will see what happens. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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