Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Monthly Update: October 2015

A bit overdue but I still need to present my dividend income for the month of October. In the table below I have presented some benchmark indicators of general market indices and my own dividend growth portfolio.

IndicatorAs of 30-9As of 31-10% change
S&P 500 Total Return3.5703.871+8,4%
Dow Jones Industrials Total Return33.17236.023+8,6%
AEX GR1.2611.386+9,9%
Portfolio value€ 21.951 € 23.787 +8,4%

However, since I am in it for the long haul I am not too interested in these daily or monthly fluctuations. What matters is that I keep focused on buying high quality companies which provide me with a steady stream of growing dividends.


Dividends received
Nine separate companies paid me dividends during this month.
  • KO: 37 shares @ $0.33 for a total of $12.21
  • BAX: 22 shares @ $0.115 for a total of $2.53
  • BXLT: 22 shares @ $0.07 for a total of $1.54
  • PM: 17 shares @ $1.02 for a total of $17.34
  • I earned $37.70 in option premiums because I sold a covered call.
Total: around €62 after tax.

Dividend increases during this month
PM raised their dividends from a quarterly payment of $1.00 to $1.02.

Yearly forward dividend
My 12-month forward dividend rate is now €1031, compared to €1038 last month. I took a big hit in income due to a dividend cut from TGH. The dollar appreciated in value against the euro so that kind of offset the dividend cut from TGH.

Seeking Alpha articles
I wrote two articles for Seeking Alpha:

1 comment:

  1. Great job DD! Continuing to march forward! I hope to finally get back to making at least one purchase each month moving forward. I've been ready to make some and I still see some decent values. Looking forward to the November update!