Friday, August 6, 2021

Dividend report: July 2021

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?


  1. ADD,

    Congrats on a solid month! And that's some pretty hefty year over year growth with and without the special dividend. July was a great month for us as we pulled in nearly $800 across all of our accounts. Like you it's hard to find things that look all that attractive from a valuation standpoint. MDT looks interesting but I want to buy more around 10% lower and even then the initial yield won't be that high at ~2.2% or so.

    1. Hi PIP, thanks for taking the time to comment! Good to hear that you are doing well with your portfolio. I'll have a look into MDT and its valuation.