Tuesday, January 31, 2017
January Review / February Preview, 2017
I bought only 2 shares in VFC this month, spending a little more than $100 in my Loyal3 account. I am gearing up for a strong rest of the year for saving and investing, so I am not concerned with a slow start.
Last month I brought in a total of $67.05 in dividends ($67.05 taxable, $0 Roth, and $0 IRA). This is an decrease from last year ($75.76 total) by 11.5%. This decrease is due to Kraft Heinz (KHC) paying out its dividend a month early, so nothing to worry about there.
In terms of dividend increases, I realized three this month from Realty Income (O), General Electric (GE), and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM). Raises were between less than 1% and 4.5%.
Next month I will realize six raises, from O, Abbott Labs (ABT), AT&T (T), Omega Health Care (OHI), and Welltower, Inc. (HCN). The increases range from less than 1.1% to just under 4% . Thus far for 2017, I have realized 3 dividend increases! These following increases are small, but several are from companies that deliver consistent increases.
Our only remaining debt is extremely low interest auto loans. Looking ahead, I will be to saving a solid amount of cash. This is related to the fact that my wife and I will look to get a house sometime in the next (few) year(s). I want to go in with a decent down payment to make sure we get what we want.
I hope to post more than one time next month...
Next month should produce around $207 in dividends, which is a 207% YOY increase, most of which is attributable to my new IRA. So far I already out earned my annual total in 2011, things are starting to click.
My portfolio page is currently up to date.
Hope everyone has a great February!
- Dividend Gremlin
- Long all stock tickers mentioned