Dividend Income Update February 2018

It’s dividend income update time. One of my favorite times of the month as I get to review my previous month of passive income received from my dividend income portfolios.

Without rehashing the wild ride we experienced in the market last month, I could find comfort in one thing, my dividends. As we all know, the market may move up and down irrationally and seemingly on a whim while our dividends remain much more stable, reliable and predictable. Sure, dividends may not increase every year and a cut or elimination is even possible but the odds are greatly reduced when you diversify among different companies and sectors and focus on dividend quality (free cash flow, EPS, and payout ratios). Forget chasing the high yield unicorns and focus on the boring lower yielding but sustainable dividends. In the long run, you’ll be better off. With that being said, let’s take a look at my February 2018 dividend totals.

Dividend income from my taxable account totaled $330.66 up from $281.33 an increase of 17.5% from February of last year.

Dividend income from my ROTH account totaled $223.13 up from $189.71 an increase of 17.6% from this time last year.

Dividend income from my IRA account totaled $104.80 up from $49.01, a year over year increase of 113.8%.

Grand total for the month of February: $658.59 an increase of 26.6% from February 2017.

Brokerage Account

Year to date dividends: $576.38

Date Description Symbol Amount
02/01/2018 DIVIDEND:GIS GIS $55.22
02/09/2018 DIVIDEND:CLX CLX $11.95
02/12/2018 DIVIDEND:APD APD $38.97
02/15/2018 DIVIDEND:HRL HRL $16.29
02/15/2018 DIVIDEND:CL CL $7.21
02/15/2018 DIVIDEND:ABBV ABBV $97.25
02/15/2018 DIVIDEND:ABT ABT $22.31
02/15/2018 DIVIDEND:PG PG $19.44
02/15/2018 DIVIDEND:ADNT ADNT $1.85
02/20/2018 DIVIDEND:CAT CAT $59.17
02/27/2018 DIVIDEND:VSM VSM $1.00
      Total: $330.66
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