Dividend Update – October 2017
This year is going by too fast. Seems like a week or so ago I was posting about my September Dividends. So many things happening in October. The main thing that everyone is talking about is FinCon2017. It sounds like it was an awesome time and I can’t believe I missed it. Well there is always next year so I’ll have a full year to prepare and figure out the logistics. Love hearing everyone’s stories and experiences from this year. Sounds like something every personal finance blogger should attend at least once in their life. But we aren’t here for FinCon stories, we are here for October dividend numbers. Let’s see how I did.
CINF – $6.68
KO – $13.01
CAH – $5.12
O – $3.43
LTC – $3.26
October dividends, add up to $47.10 which represents a 6% decrease from last year where I made $50.15. Below are some charts from my portfolio page to better visualize the results.
Yes, I posted a decrease this month, but I am really not worried about it at all. The main reason why I did not hit last year’s totals is mainly because I sold my position in HASI. However, the capital from that sell was put into buying more shares of TGT on one of their dips. So I have not lost those quarterly payments, they are just coming from a different company in a different month.
Secondly, since then I have purchased two monthly dividend payers: O and LTC. As you can see these positions don’t pay me too much, but it adds up over time. Lastly, I also started a new position in CAH. This is the second month they have paid me and more to come. Last month, I broke my dividends collected total for 2016. So anything extra I make in Q4 now will be creating a new milestone for 2017. As shown below, we can see my yearly progress.
How did your portfolio perform in October? Has anyone else already beat last year’s dividends? Did you attend FinCon? Would you go back? What was your favorite part? Anything else exciting happen in October? Share your input and comments below.