March is over! Let's see how many companies sent me a dividend check for my ownership. These checks are the results of decisions I made earlier in life, sometimes years ago, where I decided to purchase shares in these companies. Nowaydays I still collect these checks but I have to do absolutely nothing to receive them. They just get deposited in my brokerage account, no questions asked. Isn't that great?!
Based on a constant exchange rate my dividend income grew by about 7%. It's not bad considering what happened last year when Shell had a major dividend cut. However, I did have some nice raises last year, for instance from BBL and TROW and Aflac. I also added to my position in Aflac last year and opened a new position in BIP.
All in all I received more than € 200 after tax from my investments, which is a milestone! Besides the month of January when I receive my annual dividend in Brink, I have never reached such a high passive income. I might not reach this milestone again for six months because of the semi-annual payout from BBL but we'll see what happens!
With a great first month, a decent 2nd and a fine 3rd month, 2021 is off to a good start. With my latest addition in Ahold Delhaize my dividend income increased to more than € 2.000. Let's keep it going!
How was your March?