This post marks the official financial end of DGI year 2020 and what a year it has been! From a pandemic, markets crashing, the US elections to working fulltime from home. I hope all my fellow bloggers and your families remain healthy and stay safe in 2021. My best wishes to you all!
Thankfully my portfolio was only slightly affected by all these changes in 2020. With a dividend suspension from Walt Disney (with 2 shares my smallest position) and a 38% dividend cut from SPG (with 4 shares also a small position) being my only slights.
I shared my 2020 year-end review with you already, so straight towards the final results:
No less than 17 companies payed me a dividend tallying up to €133,38.
Änd the visuals:
And working towards my 2020 goal of €1500 in dividends received:
So we’re done with with month #12 and I finished at 92% of my goal for 2020. I came up short with €121,04 left to go. Although I didn’t make the goal I’m still pretty proud of what I achieved in a year like 2020!
A marginal increase of 3,76% compared to last year. What happened? As you might have noticed I’ve been able achieve steady double digit growth throughout my months, averaging about 45,68%. I did come checking and found out that the payout schedule of one of my larger EU positions (Unilever) has shifted towards a different date, combine that with the devaluation of the dollar and lack of buys with a payout in quarter ending months and there you go.
The progress is still very real even though this is already my fourth year as a dividend growth investor since starting back in March of 2017 (with a monthly total of €1,98).
As always my results are converted from their base currency to euro and are post-tax.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the results of this month (and year while you’re at it!) and ofcourse on your own results. Please let me know in the comments!