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October 2021 Dividend Report

It’s that time of the month again! I think (one of) the most favorite moments of any DGI-blogger is taking out the digital ledger to see what the results of the past month were. Even after five years it still has something magical to see dividend dripping into your brokerage account. Knowing that these amounts will eventually lead to more freedom down the road is a gratifying feeling. Also a very necessary feeling because the DGI road is long, sometimes lonely and let’s face it usually boring as well. 🙂

Here are my results from October 2021:

TickerAmount (€)
PEP3.93
PPL6.98
IRM27.27
KMB4.16
HASI3.85
LEG15.35
CAH9.33
O3.97
ADP6.11
MDT2.43
SPG4.39
FDX3.83
CSCO13.17
WU8.60
ORI *90.4
Total203.77

16 companies deposited their dividends into my brokerage account, ready to be reinvested (manually) in other or the same dividend stocks. New payer this month is Western Union (WU) and keen observers will see that I increased my position in LEG. Amazingly enough ORI provided yet another special dividend (my third since holding this stock) which packs quite a punch this month!

Here are the visuals:

And working towards my 2021 goal of €1750 in dividends received:

I can safely say that I will make my goal!

And (inspired by Engineering Dividends) a new graph with my annual dividend totals:

Already way above last years totals!

We’re done with month #10 and we still have two months to go! It’s a safe bet that I will reach my goal for 2021 in dividend received (barring a total market / dividend meltdown) so it will be interesting to see how much I can stretch that goal with some well-timed buys!

October 2020€96,15
October 2021: €203,77

A whopping increase of 111,93% compared to last year (mostly thanks to the ORI special dividend)! I’m avaraging a growthrate of about 40% per month. Pretty sweet! The progress is definitely real going through my fifth year as a dividend growth investor 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 ofcourse on your own results. Please let me know in the comments!

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July 2021 Dividend Report

It’s summer! I hope all of you are enjoying some vacation and relaxation time, it’s something we definetely need! Even I’m somewhat late after coming back from my vacation in Southern France, I really wanted to show my results because its awesome to see money rollin’ into your bank accounts while your out having a nice vacation.

Here are my vacation results!

TickerAmount (€)
PEP3.85
PPL6.83
IRM26.64
KMB4.07
HASI3.75
LEG12.07
CAH9.17
O3.9
CVS10.09
ADP5.98
MDT2.39
SPG4.03
FDX3.75
UPS5.87
CSCO12.95
Total €115.34
Nice!

No less then 15 companies deposited their dividends into my brokerage account, ready to be reinvested (manually) in other or the same dividend stocks. No new payers this month but we did see some nice increases for example a 15% growth from FedEx.

EDIT 20/8/2021: I totally forgot (different account) that this month is the month I also receive dividend from my employeree share benefit program, this was my first (annual) payment totalling €3,13 bringing my months total to €118,47!

Here are the visuals (I included larger images this time, hope you like it!):

Blue is my new favorite color!

And working towards my 2021 goal of €1750 in dividends received:

Still on track, but it will be close!

And (inspired by Engineering Dividends) a new graph with my annual dividend totals:

Already very near to my 2019 totals with 4 months left to go!

It’s far removed from the €199,04 last month but nonethless compated to last year a nice growth rate! We’re done with month #7!

June 2020€95,89
June 2021: €118,47

A very comfortable increase of 20,28% compared to last year, mainly due to dividend raises and some small expansions. The tri-fecta at work!

The progress is still very real even though this is already my fifth 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 awesome results of this month and ofcourse on your own results. Please let me know in the comments!

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June 2021 Dividend Report

Ah yes, July is upon us which means its not only vacation time but also time to push out my results for June 2021 before the holiday starts. I don’t know about you but I really had a great feeling about this month. I knew that I had the upcoming bi-annual payment of a my relatively new position in RELX but as you know I’ve been boosting my other European (Unilever, Ahold) positions as well and Unilever was also due for June.

Well, I wasn’t dissapointed! I’m really, really glad to report that I had my best dividend month ever! Let me show you the results:

TickerAmount (€)
INTC1.93
AFL8.49
ADM18.05
PFE13.6
UPS5.69
IBM11.5
3M12.44
WBA9.51
PRU15.58
ORI12.62
O3.78
ED7.13
VFC2.09
UNH4.15
QCOM9.18
JNJ2.21
CWEN1.16
RelX19.78
Unilever39.69
Viatris0.46
Total€199,04
Holy smokes Batman!

No less then 20 companies deposited their dividends on my brokerage account, ready to be reinvested (manually) in other or the same dividend stocks. Astute readers will see not one, but two new payers in the list. This is the first dividend received from RelX and from Pfizer spin-off Viatris. Nice!

Here are the visuals:

Go blue!

And working towards my 2021 goal of €1750 in dividends received:

This puts me right back on track!

And (inspired by Engineering Dividends) a new graph with my annual dividend totals:

Already heading towards 2019 total at the 2021 half-year mark!

That’s right, a RECORD-BREAKING month and only €0,96 shy of breaking the €200 mark (without any special dividends either)! How amazing is that in my fifth year as a DGI investor I’m already so close to breaking €200 in a single month! We’re done with month #6 and as you can see I’m back on track with my yearly goal for received dividend as well.

June 2020€153,26
June 2021: €199,04

An awesome increase of 29,87% (actually around my yearly average so far) compared to last year, mainly due to the two new payers (RelX and Viatris) and the expansion of my Unilever position.

The progress is still very real even though this is already my fifth 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 awesome results of this month and ofcourse on your own results. Please let me know in the comments!

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March 2021 Dividend Report

Hello my dear readers, followers, commenters, lurkers or a combination of the above. March has come and gone and it’s time for another update of my dividend results. Before that I would like to mention that I intended to comment more on your blogs as promised last month but unfortunately Covid-19 hit our home and my eldest has tested positive for Corona. While it always was a possibillity with going to school , it was still quite the shock when we got the news (my wife tested negative).

As far as health goes we can report that it looked like a severe flu with lots of couching and a high fever. Not unlike some flu’s my eldest has had before in our household. When someone in your home is infected with Corona you get all sorts of procedures and advice about isolating the person, etc. Thats really not possible with two kids below 7 years of age. So it was an “accepted risk” that we would also get it, but thankfully we seem to have been spared an infection so far (knock on wood please!). A second test performed on me and Mrs. Bot turned out negative as well last friday.

We have been in quarantine for about 10 days now and are going through new and final tests coming thursday, if we test negative we can break quarantine and enjoy our freedom again. I’ve never ever looked forward so much to just taking a walk around the block like this week. Funny how you always take health and freedom for granted until its taken (temporarily) away.

Even with all this, I’m thankful to know that our little snowball has kept growing and that our dividends have still rolled in like clockwork:

TickerAmount (€)
INTC1.94
AFL8.60
ADM18.36
PFE13.88
UPS5.78
IBM11.59
3M12.62
WBA9.63
PRU15.47
ORI12.83
O3.83
ED7.17
VFC2.10
UNH3.58
QCOM8.91
JNJ2.16
CWEN1.15
Unilever21.76
Total 161.36

No less then 18 companies sent me a nice paycheck with a grand total of €161,36. This is my second highest dividend received ever! The only month that has ever been higher was September 2019 and that was due to a special dividend from ORI.

Änd the monthly visual:

Look at the pretty colors!

And working towards my 2021 goal of €1750 in dividends received:

And (inspired by Engineering Dividends) a new graph with my annual dividend totals:

So we’re done with with month #3 and we are at 23% of our goal for 2021. Decent enough for the first quarter!.

March 2020€137,27
March 2021: €161,36
Total dividend ever: €3229,34

An nice increase of 17,55% compared to last year so I can’t complain about that. As noted last month some payouts are now in different months compared to last year so that skews the results a bit.

The progress is still very real even though this is already my fifth 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 ofcourse on your own results. Please let me know in the comments!

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February 2021 Dividend Report

It’s already more than halfway through March, for some reason the past few weeks have been speeding by. Is it the working from home part? Or the continuing lockdown drudgery? Is it the monotony of the DGI path? I have no clue but here we are 🙂

I’ve been somewhat inactive lately in commenting on your blogs, sorry about that! I couldn’t quite muster up the energy for some reason. Don’t worry, I’ll probably bounce back next month!

Easy movie reference this time!

Onto my results for February:

TickerAmount (€)
T25.66
GIS3.58
CVS9.85
TXN7.14
ABBV27.36
OHI12.69
PG4.44
HRL1.71
O3.78
Total €96.21

No less than 9 companies payed me a dividend with a nice total of €96,21. If you look at the visuals thats not that impressive, especially compared to last years results. So what happened? SPG changed payouts to January and one of my larger positions Unilever (UN) decided to payout in March skewing my results. On the bright side, the quarter-ending month should be interesting!

Änd the visuals:

Look at the pretty colors!

And working towards my 2021 goal of €1750 in dividends received:

86% to go!

So we’re done with with month #2 and we checked a 6% off our total. Decent enough.

February 2020€102,20
February 2021: €96,21
Total dividend ever: €3067,98

An annoying decrease of -5,86% compared to last year. As mentioned earlier in this post the difference is explainable but it’s not something you want to see. Thankfully the decrease has nothing to do with either selling or dividend cuts/suspensions.

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 ofcourse on your own results. Please let me know in the comments!

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January 2021 Dividend Report

Is it me or did January just fly by? It sometimes seems that time is going increasingly faster each day, but that maybe because that days seem a lot alike these days. We’re still in full lockdown here but it has been announced that primary schools are re-opening as of next week. Hopefully this is one of the first of many steps to go back to the future…erhm…normal!

Amazingly enough its already February and everything is in full swing for the new year. That leavs one more thing for me to finish up the first month of 2021 and that is to post my results and boy do I have some nice things to show you!

TickerAmount (€)
PEP3.54
PPL6.59
IRM25.56
KMB3.68
HASI3.54
LEG11.25
CAH8.87
O3.78
CSCO12.3
ADP5.79
MDT2.15
SPG3.63
ORI (*)57.65
Total148.33
Just look at that special dividend!

No less than 13 companies payed me a dividend with a nice total of €148,33. If you look at the visuals thats quite a big increase compared to last year. So what happened? ORI, thats what happened! Another special dividend from ORI, my second special dividend ever and for a second time from the same company.

Änd the visuals:

And working towards my 2020 goal of €1750 in dividends received:

So we’re done with with month #1 and we checked a nice 8% off our total. A great start for 2021!

January 2020€79,14
January 2021: €148,33
Total dividend ever: €2971,77

A awesome increase of 87,43% compared to last year. Although to be fair, that special dividen skews the results a lot. So if we remove the special dividend from the equation we get a normalised growth rate of 14,58% compared to last year.

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 ofcourse on your own results. Please let me know in the comments!

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November 2020 Dividend Report

It’s finally December! The final month of the year and what a year it has been. Nobody could’ve guessed that we would head into a global pandemic with a big impact on not only people but also the markets in general. Before we had into more holidays here in The Netherlands I can share my November dividend report with you! 🙂

Here are my results:

TickerAmount (€)
T26.37
GIS3.69
CVS10.14
TXN7.3
ABBV25.35
OHI12.96
PG4.53
HRL1.66
UN20.93
O3.85
Total116.78

No less than 10 companies (which is actually the least amount of all my months) payed me a dividend tallying up to €116,78. Nicely crossing the €100 threshold in the second month of the quarter.

Änd the visuals:

And working towards my 2020 goal of €1500 in dividends received:

So we’re finished with month #11 and I’m at 83% of my goal for 2020. I’m still behind schedule and I can conclude that based on my previous quarter ending results I will not be making my goal this year. Let’s see how close I can get!

November 2019€82,20
November 2020: €116,78
Total dividend ever: €2686,91

A stellar increase of 42,07% compared to last year. 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 ofcourse on your own results. Please let me know in the comments!

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October 2020 Dividend Report

And with that the last day of October is gone and we have finished the first month of the last quarter of 2020. A month where two things dominate the news, Covid and the US presidential elections (even here in The Netherlands).

For me its 100% working from home again. I finally moved my temporary desk to the attic and am no longer working from the living room. That is a vast improvement with staying focused (especially with kids) and dividing work and private life again.

Here are the results for October 2020:

TickerAmount (€)
PEP3.69
PPL6.9
IRM26.89
KMB3.87
HASI3.65
LEG11.6
CAH9.15
O3.89
CSCO12.67
FDX3.29
ADP4.6
MDT2.22
SPG3.73
Total€96.15

No less then 13 companies payed me this month, with no new companies. A total of €96,15 was deposited into my account, which is irritatingly close to the 100 mark in the first month of a quarter.

And onto the visuals:

And working towards my goal for 2020:

So we’re finished with month #10 and I’m at 75% of my goal for 2020. I’m still behind schedule and I might need to face the fact that my target for this year was somewhat too high (especially with buying our land). We’ll see how close we can get!

October 2019€69,63
October 2020: €96,15
Total dividend ever: €2570,13

A nice and comfortable increase of 38,09% compared to last year. 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.

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 ofcourse on your own results. Please let me know in the comments!

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September 2020 Dividend Report

So another month has passed and we are in the final quarter of the year. Three months left to make the most out of current money to build future money so we have to spend less time to earn money. If you’re still with me after that statement, lets move on to my results of September. As you know I try to balance out my months to get an even distribution of dividends every month. Despite my best efforts, the third month is always the highest in total. Not that I’m complaining or anything 🙂

TickerAmount (€)
INTC1.88
AFL7.42
ADM18.12
PFE13.60
UPS5.81
IBM11.68
UN13.96
3M12.62
WBA9.72
PRU14.97
ORI12.34
O3.84
ED7.13
VFC2.07
UNH3.64
QCOM8.98
JNJ2.18
CWEN0.45
WKL6.79
Total€157.20
September report

No less then 19 companies payed me this month, including newcomers WKL and CWEN. A total of €157,20 was deposited into my account, which is the second highest amount I’ve ever received. Beaten only my September 2019 due to a special dividend.

And onto the visuals:

And working towards my goal for 2020:

So we’re finished with month #9 and I’m at 69% of my goal for 2020. I’m still behind schedule but there is still room to get there!

September 2019€172,53
September 2020: €157,20

A decrease you say? How is that possible? It’s quite simple, last year I received my first (and so far only) special dividend from ORI. Well due to the drop in value from different financials like ORI there will be no special dividend this year, but thankfully the dividend has not been cut. So technically this makes September 2020 the best month ever in dividend received!

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 ofcourse on your own results. Please let me know in the comments!

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Augustus 2020 Dividend Report

Summer has come and (almost) gone. I’ve spent a nice three weeks in the southern of France with the Bot family. Three weeks of no laptops, work, stress or anything. Great weather, friends, family, the pool, the river and flip flops. Can’t wait to go back there again!

There has been enough stress in the past few months at work. Unfortunately it resulted in a change of my role which wasn’t part of my plans. Time will tell if I can reach the same amount of motivation and energy within my new role and responsibillities. I will defintely go for it. 🙂

Thanksfully, the dividends remained nice and stable. Here are my results!

Ticker Amount (€)
T 26.27
GIS 3.53
CVS 10.10
AH 11.90
TXN 6.43
ABBV 25.32
OHI 12.97
PG 4.52
HRL 1.66
O 3.83
Total €106,53

No less then 10 companies succesfully payed me this month, this never gets old :). I was a bit disappointed that I received slightly less then the second month of Q2 even with some small additional purchases. Analysis shows that this is caused by the dollar / euro exchange rate.

And onto the visuals:

div_received_august_2020

And working towards my goal for 2020:

div_goal_august_2020

So we’re finished with month #8 and I’m at 58% of my goal for 2020. I’m still behind schedule so it might not be possible to make this goal. Especially since I will not be able to do additional buys between my monthly ones since we are purchasing the land beneath our house (yes this is still pending).

August 2019€82,56
August 2020: €106,53

A nice 29,03% growth compared to August last year. 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 ofcourse on your own results. Please let me know in the comments!