Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Monthly Update: October 2016

A short and late monthly update of my portfolio. I will post November tomorrow! :)

IndicatorAs of 30-9As of 31-10% change
S&P 500 Total Return4,1214,046-1.8%
Dow Jones Industrials Total Return38,30238,000-0.8%
AEX GR1,4071,4100.2%
Portfolio value€ 24,806 € 24,323 -1.9%

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
Four separate companies paid me dividends during this month.
  • BAX: 23 shares @ $0.13 for a total of $2.99
  • KO: 35 shares @ $0.35 for a total of $12.25
  • SOUHY: 11 shares @ $0.05 for a total of $0.55
  • PM: 17 shares @ $1.04 for a total of $17.68
Total: around € 27 after tax, which is definitely lower than last year. However the big difference is due to the fact that last year I sold a covered call option on my position in TGH.

Dividend increases or decreases during this month
PM raised its dividend by $0.02. Since I own 17 shares, that's a € 1 raise in annual dividend income.

Yearly forward dividend
I am not sure what my annual forward dividend rate was at the end of October but right now it's around €980.

Seeking Alpha articles
Last month I wrote no articles on Seeking Alpha.

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