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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!

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July 2020 Dividend Report

A short and sweet update! Here are my results:

Ticker Amount (€)
PPL 7.21
IRM 22.42
KMB 4.04
PEP 3.85
HASI 3.82
LEG 11.93
CAH 9.41
O 4
CSCO 11.22
FDX 3.39
ADP 4.8
MDT 2.27
UNH 3.77
SPG 3.76
Total €95,89

No less then 14 companies our paying me this month. I was a bit dissapointed that I didn’t cross the €100 mark this month. With some additional buys that shouldn’t be a problem anymore in the final quarter of this year.

And onto the visuals:

div_received_july_2020

And working towards my goal for 2020:

div_goal_july_2020

So we’re finished with month #7 and I’m at 51% of my goal for 2020. I’m still behind schedule so this will be an exciting few months to see if I can still make it.

July 2019€64,98
July 2020: €95,89

A solid 47,57% growth compared to June 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!

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June 2020 Dividend Report

June has come and gone and so we pass the half year mark of 2020 and what a year it has been so far. I hope my dear readers are still staying safe and where possible are enjoying some well-earned time off.

Thankfully I can still count on my dividends rolling in. Unfortunately I’ve suffered my second dividend loss in the shape of a -39% dividend cut from SPG. It was expected but that doesn’t make the sting any less.

So for now I’ve had Disney cut/suspend their dividend completely and SPG with a big cut. The good part is that these two companies represent the smallest positions in my portfolio (2 and 4 shares respectively) so the total impact on my forward income (which now stands at €1379) is relatively low.

Ticker Amount (€)
INTC 2
AFL 7.66
ADM 18.94
PFE 14.28
UPS 6.07
IBM 12.24
UN 13.96
3M 13.22
WBA 9.95
PRU 15.87
ORI 12.91
O 4.04
ED 4.58
VFC 2.16
UNH 3.77
QCOM 9.35
JNJ 2.26
Total €153.26

No less then 17 companies our paying me this month. I’d like to note that this is my highest dividend income ever and that I crossed the €150 mark in a quarter-ending month. The first and second month of the quarter are a bit behind in monthly totals so I need to work on those to provide a more evenly distributed dividend total.

And onto the visuals:

div_received_june_2020

And working towards my goal for 2020:

div_goal_june_2020

So we’re halfway through the year and I’m at 45% of my goal for 2020. I’m a little bit behind schedule and we have one (very) big expense coming up since we are buying the ground on which our house is built! This will severely limit my abillity to do some extra deposits in my investing account, but nonetheless its a different investment in our future. 🙂

June 2019€81,95
June 2020: €153,26

An exciting 87,02% growth compared to June 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!

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May 2020 Dividend Report

Well another month in the books, is this the final month working from home? Our country and the surrounding countries are currently removing restrictions and opening up society.

Markets have gone up and currently are going down again and I expect to see this in the coming months. June is the end of Q2 and I assume that when the financial reports for this quarter will come in that we will be in some more turmoil.

On the bright side, everyone is still relatively healthy. I’ve been somewhat under the weather lately but tested negative for Corona so thats good news 🙂

My dividends are still rolling in as clockwork, only DIS has suspended its dividend. Since this is my smallest position by far my forward income only dropped <€2,-.

Here are my result for May:

Ticker Amount (€)
T 25.14
GIS 3.81
CVS 10.90
AH 10.95
TXN 6.99
ABBV 27.53
OHI 11.04
PG 4.92
HRL 1.82
O 4.17
Total €107.27

Another €100+ month in the books! I seem to be missing SPG as it payed in the second quarter but as far as I can see its moved to June. If they even pay a dividend that is, although there CEO said that they “won’t be a company that cuts their dividend with 50% or more”. So I’m expecting 49% or less 🙂

A picture is worth more than a 100 words:

div_received_may_2020

And working towards my goal for 2020:

div_goal_may_2020

So I finally crossed the 35% mark of my yearly goal. Since this is month 5 I need to hussle to increase my monthly payouts to reach my goal. On the other hand it seems very likely that we will have a very large expense coming up since there is an opportunity to buy the land under our house. We own the house after we pay the mortgage, not the ground beneath it (a ground lease construction).

May 2019€84,61
May 2020: €107,27

An comfortable 26,8% growth compared to April 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!