Dividend Received · Investing

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!

Investing

These are my buys for Q3 2021

Ah yes, it’s time to share with you what I have been up to on this crazy journey called dividend growth investing. In my previous buys I had a strong focus on European stocks to balance my portfolio a bit more between US and non-US stocks since I’m pretty overweight on US stocks.

This quarter I kept that up but also added on my US positions, initiated new positions and for the first time ever sold a stock. Wondering which one? Here are my transactions:

Let’s break it down shall we:

Koninklijke Phillips (AMS:PHIA, new position): Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.

I made multiple buys to a total of 52 shares with about 2% yield. Reason: More exposure to the the EU stock market, reasonable fundamentals and a company who is slowly transitioning to a full technology/medical giant (like Medtronic).

ASR Nederland (AMS:ASR, new position): ASR Nederland N.V. is one of the largest insurance companies in the Netherlands. The Company offers a wide range of financial products such as corporate and individual pensions and life, health, travel and leisure and funeral insurance. In addition, ASR Nederland offers savings and investment banking products and actively invest in property management and development.

I initiated a sizeable position of 50 shares in 1 go, right on time to snag that nice biannual dividend of 5,5%. Reason: More exposure to the the EU stock market, fine fundamentals and a company who actively manages their own investments by not investing in weapons AND having a solid company policy around this (the only one according to this investigation).

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ, new position): Verizon Communications Inc. was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. The company offers voice, data and video services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

I initiated a position with 21 shares with a 4,8% yield intent on expanding my position later. Reason: Alternative for AT&T which I am considering selling, nice fundamentals and banking big on the 5G / IOT.

Western Union (NYSE:WU, new position): The Western Union Company is a provider of money movement and payment services. The Company’s segments include Consumer-to-Consumer and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer operating segment facilitates money transfers that are sent from retail agent locations worldwide or through Websites and mobile devices, including digital money transfer services. Its money transfer service is provided through one interconnected global network and these services are available for international cross-border transfers and, in certain countries, intra-country transfers. The Business Solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border, cross-currency transactions, for small and medium-sized enterprises, and other organizations and individuals.

I initiated a position of 50 shares with a yield of 4.5%. Reason: Diversification of my portfolio, nice fundamentals and with the world globalisation increasing there is a place for companies like this. They are aware of the possible risk crypto poses for their business and are working on it.

Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE: PNW, new position): Pinnacle West Capital Corporation is a holding company that operates through its subsidiaries. The Company operates through regulated electricity segment, which consists of traditional regulated retail and wholesale electricity businesses and related activities, and includes electricity generation, transmission and distribution. It owned and leased 6,236 megawatt (MW) of regulated generation capacity and the Company held a mix of both long-term and short-term purchased power agreements for additional capacity, including agreements for the purchase of renewable energy, as of December 31, 2016. Its subsidiaries include Arizona Public Service Company, which is a vertically-integrated electric utility that provides retail or wholesale electric service to the State of Arizona, with the exceptions of about one-half of the Phoenix metropolitan area, the Tucson metropolitan area and Mohave County in northwestern Arizona.

I initiated a postion with 18 shares with a 4,9% yield. Reason: Replacement for my PPL shares, I sold my full position. Better fundamentals and safer dividend score.

On top of these new positions I expanded my current holdings in Wallgreens Boots Alliance, Intel Corporation and Legget & Platt with a nice amount of shares.

All in all, I’m pretty happy with my transactions of the past quarter and the results show in my projected dividend income for the coming year. It now stands at €1930,- post-tax, I’m really closing in on the €2000 mark which (for me) is a significant milestone to reach!

Did you make any transactions last quarter?

Investing

September 2021 Dividend Report (Record month!)

Let me start this post by saying that I’m really excited about the results of last month! As the title indicates this is an absolute record month for me and really boosted my confidence in staying on the DGI path that I am on together with my family.

As September came to a close the Summer season is definitely over and we are getting more and more rain & cold. Autumn is shaping up and with the exclusion of some sunny days its not my favourite time of the year.

Restrictions are slowly being lifted across the country and I have been returning to the office more and more. My regular schedule is now two days at the office (Monday and Friday) and three days at home. I also notice that with more frequent contac with other people my spirits also have been lifted. I really am a social / people person at heart 🙂

Enough of the small talk, that’s (probably) not what you came here to see. Onwards to the dividend results!

TickerAmount (€)
INTC1.98
AFL8.73
ADM18.6
PFE14
UPS5.87
IBM11.79
3M12.77
WBA17.17
PRU15.76
ORI12.96
O3.89
ED7.24
VFC2.12
UNH4.20
QCOM9.35
JNJ2.28
CWEN1.20
RelX8.52
Unilever46.95
Ahold54.82
Viatris0.47
ASR34.85
WKL10.56
Total€306.08
Holy smokes, look at that total!

23 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 ASR and keen observers will see that I increased my positions in Unilever and Ahold significantly. Together with biannual payers like RELX and WKL this months packs a wickedly awesome punch! This month represents my absolute record dividend amount ever AND the first time I’ve crossed the €300 mark!

Here are the visuals:

Even the scales needed to be adjusted!

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

Looking great!

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

Essentially already at the same level as last year’s total.

How amazing are these results! I actually can’t believe it! We’re done with month #9 and we still have three months to go!

September 2020€157,20
September 2021: €306,08

A whopping increase of 94,71%% compared to last year!

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 awesome results of this month and ofcourse on your own results. Please let me know in the comments!

Investing

August 2021 Dividend Report

Summer has come and gone and we are living in the final days of nice weather. Hopefully we’ll get a nice “after-summer” but I’m not holding my breath even though I’m typing this in about 24 degrees celsius 🙂

Here are my results for Augusts 2021:

TickerAmount (€)
T26.05
GIS3.64
CVS10.01
TXN7.39
ABBV28.28
OHI13.04
PG5.02
HRL1.76
O3.9
Total99.09
Darnit, so close to the 100,- mark

9 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 and no real additional shares bought in these existing positions. I had hoped (and not calculated) that my sub 100,- months would be over but here we are, problems of luxury for sure! 🙂

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

Look at the pretty colors!

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

We need those big months (September & December) to make it!

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

Heading towards last years total with 4 months to go!

It’s not that far removed from the €115,34 last month. We’re done with month #8!

August 2020€106,53
August 2021: €99,09

A decrease crease of -8,89% compared to last year, due to a change in payout schedule (which will hit next month ;)). Nevertheless annoying to see negative numbers!

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!

Investing

These are my buys from Q2 2021

My quest to bring balance to the force, erhm in my portfolio continues!

To be honest, it’s prety much the same as the previous quarter with me buying the same companies but in different amounts. I’m heading towards a better geo-diversificaton with these non-US stock buys.

DateTicker# Shares
26/04/2021 Unilever PLC 16
02/06/2021Ahold Delhaize N.V.34
23/06/2021Unilever PLC17
Love me some stocks!


These recent buys have also significantly improved my total forward income. Since my forward income is dynamically generated and based on all current stocks in my portfolio I’ll just share that number. This has now (including all my buys up until now) grown to: €1805,- (post-tax).

The €2000 mark is in my sights, how awesome is that!?

What I can tease is that my Q3 buys will feature more different companies with both US and non-US stock buys. I’ll take my leave with this small teaser, so I’ll see you again soon with my dividend earnings from August 2021!

Thanks for reading, I’d love to hear your opinion on my buys for Q2!

Investing

May 2021 Dividend Report

Another month has gone by and I’m actually pretty late with my monthly report. It’s almost time to make the next one! So without further ado I present to you my results for May 2021:

TickerAmount (€)
T25.72
GIS3.6
CVS9.89
TXN7.12
ABBV27.25
OHI12.56
PG4.86
HRL1.7
O3.78
WKL17.4
Total €113,88

No less then 10 companies deposited their dividends on my brokers account, ready to be reinvested (manually) in other dividend stocks.

Here are the visuals:

Look at that love blue color!

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

Running behind schedule

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

Already twice my total of 2018!

So we’re done with with month #4 and we are at 31% of our goal for 2021. Slightly behind schedule, but not by much.

May 2020€107,27
May 2021: €113,88
Total dividend ever: €3479,51

A small increase of 6,16% compared to last year even though there is a new payer (WKL). A quick investigation showed that its also due to a shift in payment of Ahold so no real worries there. So far my average growth rate from January through May has been a comfortable 30,09%.

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!

Crypto · Investing

These are my buys from Q1 2021

A lot of you have asked my about my own purchases in the past few months. Due to time constraints I haven’t been able to churn out monthly posts about my buys so I decided to post them every quarter, just like I did last time. This gives me some more ‘wiggle room’ and still keeps you updated, my fellow FIRE friends!

As you’ve read in the past I’ve been working on my geographical diversification, with a focus on non-US stocks. When I previously did an analysis on my portfolio, one fellow DGI investor also noted that I relied heavily on US stocks. Something which I also discovered and was already working on, as you can see in my buys from Q4 2021.

So basically I continued on my set course and added some more Dutch/EU dividend stocks:

DateTicker# Shares
26/01/2021Ahold Delhaize N.V.34
01/03/2021Ahold Delhaize N.V.34
24/03/2021Unilever PLC17
Love me some stocks!

I’m still adding 650,- euro every month and since my broker doesn’t support DRIPS I manually reinvest every dividend received. The awesome thing to behold is that with my growth over the past few years is that, on average, I receive 130,- euro in dividends every month. So that means I add about 780 euro’s of fresh capital to my portfolio every month!

So where these my only buys? Yes and no, they were my only buys on the stock market but wih the Crypto market going insane I also added some capital to that portfolio. I’ve added VET, BTT, and HOT to my portfolio. I might add some more on dips as the market continues to be extremely volatile.

And last but not least I made one more buy, a real silver bullion! More of an experiment really, since I’ve been reading about investing in silver for about three years. I’ve bought a Canadian Maple Leaf from 2014, the birth year of my eldest daughter to add some sentiment to it (and maybe justify the purchase to my wife :)). I really like it, but so far it hasn’t triggered me to fill up an entire pirate chest of these coins.

There you have it, my buys from the first quarter of 2021!

Investing

April 2021 Dividend Report

Let’s start with mentioning that thankfully no one else in our family was infected with Corona and that we could succesfully end our home quarantaine last month. It’s amazing to me what kind of mental affects one can experience due to a cominbation of worrying about the safety of your family but also not being able to leave your house.

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Now that situation is behind us its time to focus on positivity and enjoying our time. We’ve been able to spend more time in and outside of the house and with me working from home, the additional time spent with my family has really been great. Besides more quality time it also continues to amaze me seeing our dividends grow and enter our brokerage account. 🙂

Without further delay, here are my results for April 2021:

TickerAmount (€)
PEP3.68
PPL6.88
IRM26.53
KMB4.09
HASI3.74
LEG11.33
CAH8.94
O3.83
CSCO12.7
ADP6.03
MDT2.17
SPG3.65
FDX3.28
Ahold39.44
Total €136.29

No less then 14 companies deposited their dividends on my brokers account, ready to be reinvested (manually) in other stocks.

Here are the visuals:

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 #4 and we are at 31% of our goal for 2021. Slightly behind schedule, but not by much.

April 2020€93,89
April 2021: €136,29
Total dividend ever: €3365,63

An huge increase of 45,16% compared to last year so thats really something to celebrate! Since my focus of the recent months has been to bring more balance between US and non-US stocks, my additional investments in Ahold Delhaize really packed a punch this month!

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!

Dividend Received · Investing

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!

Dividend Received · Investing

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!