This month I made several stock purchases again this month.
I brought in a total of $308.72 in dividends ($86.91 taxable, $69.51 Roth, and $152.30 IRA). This is an increase from last year (294.85 total) by 4%. This would have been higher, but several payments were pushed back to December.
In terms of dividend increases, I realized* 6 raises from the American Express (AXP), Eaton Vance (EV), the Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Starbucks (SBUX), Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI), and Verizon (VZ). The increases ranged from 1% to 14%. I have now realized 57 raises thus far this year. I also realized one cut of approximately 33% by KHC. My employer (B**) pushed their payout back to early December, otherwise it would have been 58.
Next month I will realize 6 raises from My Employer (B**), McDonald's (MCD), Microsoft (MSFT), VF Corp (VFC), WestRock (WRK), and Emerson Electric (EMR). The increases range from just about 1% to more than 17%.
* I only count increases when realized, because until that money is delivered any statements or declarations are simply conjecture.
The mortgage continues and I am putting extra cash towards the principal monthly - not a huge number, but every little bit counts. Our debts currently outstrip our assets.
I will be doing rolling purchases going forward, but I will likely focus on retirement accounts as in case I need to deal with healthcare costs.
Next month should produce around $495 in dividends, which is a 20+% YOY increase.
My portfolio page is currently up to date.
Hope everyone has a great December and Holiday season.
- Dividend Gremlin
- Long all stock tickers