July 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?!
A total of more than € 100! Seven companies paid me dividends, including a one time special dividend from TROW. Regular year-over-year dividend increases are rather small. Most of the growth in income is due to relatively new positions in Cisco and Merck. The dividend income increased by about 250% compared to last year. Without the one time special dividend from TROW, the increase was still more than 60% so nothing to worry.
Currently my annual dividend income is around € 2.280. I do find it somewhat hard to find a good candidate for my purchase(s) during the next month. We'll see what happens in the markets in the coming weeks!
How was your July? What is your watchlist?