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December 2017 Dividend Report

Ladies and gentleman, we did it! We finished 2017 strong with saving and investing in quality companies. This also marks the end of my first year as an dividend growth investor, and what a year its has been. From my first buys, to receiving my first dividend and making some extra-large buys here and there. Also noteworthy is my first investment in crypto coins right here. I have yet to make an update post for that speculation, but that will be another time (its positive though!).

So for a lot of the DGI community the December haul is the largest of the year. Not so for me, my largest haul was last november. Its no small month either, so here are my results:

Date Ticker Shares Amount (€)
1/12/2017 NYSE:INTEL 8 1.56
1/12/2017 NYSE:PFE 9 2.01
7/12/2017 NYSE:IBM 2 2.16
15/12/2017 NYSE:O 5 0.76
15/12/2017 NASDAQ:QCOM 6 2.46
18/12/2017 NYSE:VFC 6 1.98
€ 10.93

So the total amount for this month is €10,93 which is less than previous month total of €15,92. This amount already has been adjusted fo the foreign withholding tax of 15% (not 30% since our country has a tax treaty).

My year to date graph is now looking like this:

dividend_received_december_YTD.png

So my total for the year is……..

dividend_total_december_2017.png

So that concludes 2017 for me. I didn’t make the goal I set for myself in receiving 130 euros in dividend income. I made it to 68,3%, so I can conclude that I set my goal a bit too ambitious in the previous year. I will need to make a more realistic goal (or goals!) for myself in 2018. My next post will be about these goals!

So my fellow investors, how was your month?

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10 thoughts on “December 2017 Dividend Report

  1. I didn’t make my goal of $700 in forward annual dividends for the year, but it was all good. Your portfolio is moving in the right direction and the new year will bring a new opportunity to crush your goals in 2018. I’m also looking forward to following your progress.

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  2. Like DP mentioned direction matters. It might be a good idea to set achievable goals while building up dividend portfolio. Once the dividend snowball gets started dividend targets should be easier to achieve. Congrats!

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  3. Hi Mr. Robot. You made the best move the year by opening your account and getting started. That’s often the highest hurdle for people to clear. As you stated, you then bought your first stock, collected that first dividend and you’re now “off to the races”. Keep it going and 2018 will be even better!

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