February is over! Already the 2nd month of a new year. Just like January, February was also 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.
In my portfolio I had a few big losers, like MPW (-14%), HASI (-17%), Intel/BAX (-14%) and BLK (-10%) but I also had some smaller winners, like AD and Shell (+9%).
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 €160 after tax. Eight companies paid me dividends. The dividend income increased by just over 47% compared to last year. This increase is mainly the result of my new position in ASML (here, here and here), TXN (here, here and here), APD (here and here) and an increases position in Realty Income (here).
In the graph below I've showed my cumulative dividend income for 2023 (which obviously is just the first two months of the year). But the start is great!
Currently my annual dividend income is around € 13.050. I still have to report a dividend cut from Intel and some other dividend raises.
How was your February? What is your watchlist?
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