Sunday, October 9, 2016

Monthly Update: September 2016

A short monthly update of my portfolio.

IndicatorAs of 31-8As of 30-9% change
S&P 500 Total Return4,1204,121+0.0%
Dow Jones Industrials Total Return38,46138,302-0.4%
AEX GR1,4131,407-0.5%
Portfolio value€ 24,735 € 24,806 +0.3%

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.

I purchased 41 shares of Omega Healthcare Investors.

Dividends received
Ten separate companies paid me dividends during this month.
  • INTC: 63 shares @ $0.26 for a total of $16.38
  • AFL: 28 shares @ $0.41 for a total of $11.48
  • WMT: 50 shares @ $0.20 for a total of $10.00
  • UNA: 37 shares @ € 0.3201 for a total of 11.84 
  • IBM: 7 shares @ $1.40 for a total of $9.80
  • XOM: 17 shares @ $0.75 for a total of $12.75
  • BBL: 28 shares @ $0.28 for a total of $7.84
  • RDSA: 102 shares @ 0.42 for a total of 42.84 
  • TROW: 20 shares @ $0.54 for a total of $10.80
  • UNP: : 15 shares @ $0.55 for a total of $8.25
Total: around €114 after tax, which is slightly lower than last year due to the dividend reduction of BBL. Still, $100+ months are nice to see now and again :-)

Dividend increases or decreases during this month
Non dividend raises this month for any of the payers mentioned above.

Yearly forward dividend
My 12-month forward dividend rate is now €935. Nothing changed except the EUR.USD rate.

Seeking Alpha articles
Last month I wrote four articles on Seeking Alpha:


  1. dividends will continue to grow thats why its important to diversify and you look like you have done a good job with 10 companies paying. keep it up

  2. very nice monthly income, I'm not there yet for a long time...

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