Saturday, April 9, 2022
Sunday, April 3, 2022
March is over! Already the 3rd month of a new year. March was a hectic month with regards to the stock market. There were some serious up- and down days but I am not worried about that. In the end it's all about the dividend income. Since I am not a seller of stocks at this point in my life, I don't really care about lower prices.
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 €335 after tax. 15 companies paid me dividends. The dividend income increased by over 60% compared to last year. This increase is mainly the result of additional purchases in TROW (here and here), Unilever (here and here), Intel (here), BIP (here), BEP (here), new positions in Visa (here) and Cummins (here) and big raises from BHP (here), UNP (here and here) and Aflac (here).
So all in all a rather good month! I've used the dividend from Unilever and Shell to drip additional shares in both companies. I expect to use my available cash position to invest later in April.
In the graph below I've showed my cumulative dividend income for 2022 (which obviously is just the first three months of the year). But the start is great!
How was your March? What is your watchlist?