Wednesday, November 1, 2017
October Review / November Preview, 2017
This month I made one new purchase of Sonoco (SON) in my taxable account.
Last month I brought in a total of $68.22 in dividends ($68.22 taxable, $0 Roth, and $0 IRA). This is an decrease from last year ($81.58 total) by 16%. This change primarily reflects the changing payout month of Kraft-Heinz (KHC), a topic that is finally finished.
In terms of dividend increases, I realized* three this month from CIBC (CM), Scotiabank (BNS), and Realty Income (O). The raises range from 0.3% to 4%. Thus far for 2017, I have realized 41 dividend increases!
Next month I will realize three raises from American Express (AXP), Omega Healthcare (OHI), and Verizon (VZ). The increases range from 1.6% to 9%.
* I only count increases when realized, because until that money is delivered any statements or declarations are simply conjecture.
The mortgage continues, so at least part of our 'rent' counts towards our house. Our debts currently outstrip our assets. Outside of our house, we still have very low interest auto debt. Both my car and house are receiving slightly out-sized payments monthly. We will be effective at eliminating debt, while still building and assets. Even with a new Gremlin in the lair. This is a long game, and I am nothing if not patient.
My next buy will likely be in December.
Next month should produce around $236 in dividends, which is a 1% YOY increase.
My portfolio page is currently up to date.
Hope everyone has a great November.
- Dividend Gremlin
- Long all stock tickers mentioned