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November 2018 dividend report

So December is here and the holiday season has kicked off! Not quite Christmas yet (we have another guy in red bringing gifts before Santa on the fifth of December! :)) but the holiday spirit is defintely here. Nights are getting colder and the time for being merry is on its way. But before we kick back and relax (which I won’t because I don’t have any vacation days left so I’ll be in the office until the 30/12/2018) it’s time to look at the results for November.

No less then 8 companies payed out their dividends including newcomer TXN. Here are the details:

Ticker Amount (€)
T 11.53
GIS 3.64
OHI 6.43
HRL 1.4
ABBV 12.95
O 3.79
PG 4.26
TXN 5.7

Thats right baby, another all-time dividend record is in the books! My second month of the quarter is always the largest and with my earlier TXN buy the month just got bigger. Lets look at the visuals:


Although I didn’t crack the €50,- threshold (€0,30 cents darnit!) I’m liking the progress I’m seeing based on the graph alone.

As you know, I already achieved my dividend goal for 2018. So everything these last months is just icing on the cake. That doesn’t mean I’m not maximising everything at the moment to finish the year strong (and possibly make my extended goal of €325!).

Total dividend YTD 2018: €304,47 (only €20,53 to go for my extended goal people!).
Total dividend received ever: €393,26

And now….the big moment, my YoY-comparison!

November 2017€15,92.
November 2018: €49,70.

Thats another amazing increase of 312,19% compared to last year! As always my results are converted from their base currency to euro and are post-tax.

I’ll be off binge-commenting on your blogs now, I would love to hear your thoughts on your month (or mine)?


October 2018 dividend report

October has come and gone and we are already halfway through November! We had an exceptionally busy month with family, festivities, activities, buying sprees and a life changing event!

No less then 7 companies payed out their dividends including newcomer IRM. Here are the juicy details:

Ticker Amount (€)
PPL 6.91
KMB 3.70
IRM 8.70
HASI 3.62
O 3.72
CAH 4.89
CSCO 2.45

Ending slightly below last month it is still the third highest month since I started this DGI journey.


As you know, I already achieved my dividend goal for 2018. So everything these last months is just icing on the cake. That doesn’t mean I’m not maximising everything at the moment to finish the year strong (and possibly make my extende goal of €325!).

Total dividend YTD 2018: €254,77
Total dividend received ever: €343,56

And now….the big moment, my YoY-comparison!

October 2017€6,41.
October 2018: €33,99.

Thats another amazing increase of 530,26% compared to last year! 

I’ll be off binge-commenting on your blogs now, I would love to hear your thoughts on your month (or mine)?


These are my buys for October 2018

Short and sweet post for you all. As you know my life got turned upside down again (in a good way) last month. As a result I have somewhat less time available (understatement!) for my posts. Nevertheless the market was volatile this month and I decided to allocate some additional capital to take advantage of the recent dips.

I went on somewhat of a buying spree which resulted in the following:

Texas Instruments Logo

10/10/2018: 6 shares of Texas Instruments @ $100,90.
25/10/2018: 4 shares of Texas Instruments @ $91,60 ($9 dollars cheaper in a week!).

25/10/2018: 3 shares of AbbVie @ $80,50.

26/10/2018: 18 shares of Iron Mountain @ $30,56.

This massive buying spree added a nice boost to my forward income:

TXN: $26,18 (post-tax)
$9,79 (post-tax)
$37,39 (post-tax)

So a grand total of $73,36 was added to my forward income bringing the new total to whopping 550,29 (post-tax, depending on the dollar/euro). I crossed the €500 mark and am already halfway to €600!

I just realised that, since my monthly capital to deploy is €500,-, in the next 12 months I will be able to do an additional months worth of capital deployment! How awesome is this my dear readers?


Life changes

My previous blog post is officially the most commented blogpost ever with 20 readers commenting on my monthly results. That is just awesome, so a big thanks to all of you!

Unfortunately it has been a bit quiet on the blog with regards to new posts in October. This (ofcourse) has a reason and that reason is that I became a dad for the second (and final) time! Not the best financial investment one can make but I’m pretty sure I will have a nice ROI over the coming years in non-financial terms. 🙂


So its all about diapers and sleep deprivation for me at the moment here but thankfully Mrs. Robot, Lil’Bot and BabyBot are doing just fine.


September 2018 dividend report

Aaaaaaand POOF another month gone. The relativity of time never ceases to amaze me. Happy moments seem to flash by while boring moments seem to stretch to infinity. Whatever my personal experience with time is, I can always count on my dividends to roll in during the month.

No less then 9 companies payed me past month. See the breakdown below:

Date Ticker Amount (€)
05/09/2018 UN 3.98
05/09/2018 INTC 1.75
05/09/2018 PFE 6.7
07/09/2018 ADM 4.43
10/09/2018 IBM 2.3
16/09/2018 O 3.69
17/09/2018 ED 4.15
21/07/2018 VFC 1.99
26/09/2018 QCOM 2.71
26/09/2018 PEP 3.39

Yeah baby! Although not has high as the monster haul of last month it stills kicks ass!

So this means my progress so far this year is still trending upwards:


And as for my 2018 dividend goal is concerned…it has been smashed! In the beginning of the year I wanted to receive €200,- in dividend income. With September totals tallied up I reached €220,78. So my new goal is to use every resource I have to blow my original goal even further away. Educated guess with a quarter left is that I can expect maybe another €90-100 in dividend income, so maybe I’ll reach for the €325 this year! Theoretically possible with a well timed buy (or buys) to get extra dividends in the last quarter.

Total dividend YTD 2018: €220,78.
Total dividend received ever: €309,93.

And now….the big moment, my YoY-comparison!

September 2017€8,56.
September 2018: €35,09.

Thats another amazing increase of 409,93% compared to last year! 

I’ll be off binge-commenting on your blogs now, I would love to hear your thoughts on your month (or mine)?


Quid pro quo Clarice, yes or no?

It has been a great ride so far in DGI community since I joined you all last february in the blogosphere.

I’m not really new to blogging or maintaining a website for that matter. I see a lot of parallels to previous websites or communities that I have maintained. The primary being the interaction with my audience, that means you people reading this right now!

I really believe that connecting with you via this blog or commenting on your blogs is something valuable and energizing for me. I truly feel I get to know you all by visiting your sites and interacting with you. During the good times, bad times and everything in between.

Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase that literally means “something for something,” or “this for that.” We use the phrase to signify an exchange of goods, services, favors, or any other kind of value. When we’re talking about multiple exchanges, we can say quid pro quos (source).

Other then the movie from which I derived the title of this blog (bonus points if you get it!) I think this also applies to blogging. I find it only natural to visit the blogs of all people who comment on my blog. If you take the time to read my words and interact with me, it makes sense to invest (pun intended) some time on your blog as well. It’s a great way to get to know each other and has helped me tremendously in learning more about dividend growth investing.

I find it sometimes hard (or maybe weird) that it isn’t natural behaviour for other bloggers. A few blogs I visit frequently and post regularly do not return the favor. No quid pro quo if you will. Ofcourse it’s not something obligatory and no rights can be claimed, heck I’m not even forced to write my comments. I still do ofcourse because I love the interaction it brings. As time goes I do however feel less motivated to comment on blogs that think of it as a one way street.


Thankfully there are a lot of great people and accompanying blogs out there. You know who you are! Tom from DividendsDiversify for example or ED from Engineering Dividends. The same goes for Bert and Lanny from DividendDiplomats or DivvyDad. Jordan comes to mind, just like DutchIndepence and Dividend Portfolio and BrokeInvestor. I shouldn’t forget DividendDaze or Reverse The Crush, RoadRunner or TallInvesting and I probably forgot a few others. I really miss Mr. ATM’s comments, he has taken an hiatus from blogging altogether.

So far I haven’t reached my saturation point and I’ll continue to reply to each and everyone of you AND keep commenting away on your blogs. If that (ever) changes I’ll let you know. If you are a regular visitor here and you don’t comment, now is the time to start! Let me know what you think or if you have other ideas on what I should write about please let me know as well.


This is my extra-extra large buy for September 2018

As you (probably) know I didn’t make any buys last month. Which means there is extra capital available for this month! 🙂

Combine that with my birthday and I have a total amount of about €1400 to deploy as I see fit. In the past months I have been aggressively opening up new positions and only expanding on a few occasions (namely T).

This month I decided to only buy existing positions:


I added (and more then doubled) to my position in IBM (IBM) by buying 3 shares @ $145,40. See my previous rationale here.


I added to my position in Unilever (UNA) by buying 14 shares @ €47.60. See my previous rationale here.


I added to my position in Cardinal Health (CAH) by buying 9 shares @ $52,35. See my previous rationale here.


I added to my position in Iron Mountain (IRM) by buying 4 shares @ $35,32. See my previous rationale here.

These four (!) buys provide a significant boost to my forward income bringing the total to $569,06. Can you believe it guys and gals, I’m almost at the $600 threshold in forward income! Taking into account the current exchange rate that makes about €487,31!

What about you dear reader, have you made any interesting purchases lately?