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?


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)?


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?


August 2018 Dividend Report

(*8/9/2018: Thanks to Dividend Daze who pointed out I had overwritten my July month in my graph, I realised that also my YTD and total overall are wrong so I updated them as well as the graph. Even more positive now! :))

Aaaaaand another month gone! Poof, just like that. I find myself sounding like a broken record but the months are flying by at mach 3.

I celebrated my birthday the past weekend and am officially closer to 40 then 30. Not that it bothers me in the least but with the birthday money I can buy some additional stocks 🙂

The sharp observers among you may have noticed that there was no monthly buy post in August. In the free time I had I wasn’t able to make a choice in which stock(s) I was to purchase. So when August ran out of days I decided to make an extra-including-birthday-money-extra large buy in September.

But that’s something for another post, let’s focus on the dividends received for August and boy do I have some news for you!

No less then 7 companies payed me past month. See the breakdown below:

Date Ticker Shares Amount (€)
01/08/2018 T 31 11.28
02/08/2018 GIS 10 3.58
15/08/2018 OHI 13 6.41
15/08/2018 HRL 10 1.4
15/08/2018 ABBV 19 12.94
15/08/2018 O 23 3.78
15/08/2018 PG 8 4.3

You have read that right, a whopping €43,69 (!) has been payed out to my account. I blew completely past the €3x range and straight into the €4x range! Ofcourse this is not my new average monthly total (I wish!) but its great to see these kind of amounts hitting my account every quarter from now on. Mainly due to my two largest positions at the moment: T & ABBV.

This monster haul is my largest ever!

So this means my progress so far this year is still coming along nicely (check out the new scaling!):



And so far so good on my 2018 goals:



Total dividend YTD 2018: €185,69.
Total dividend received ever: €274,84.

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

August 2017: €12,26.
August 2018: €43,69.

Thats another amazing increase of 356,36% compared to last year! 

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

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July 2018 Dividend Report

So after completing my buying spree last month I took some well deserved time off the grid. Well not completely off but far removed 🙂 After being back in the office for a week I really needed to readjust back into the groove. Although I love my job, it hit me again that it would be fantastic to truely be a master of your own time. Oh well, only thing I can do is do my utmost best to create my own future. For myself and for my family.

Cool thing about being a DGI investor is that you get paid for doing nothing! I estimated that I would earn about €1,- a day during my vacation totalling €21,-. Let’s see how well I estimated this.

A total of 8 companies payed me this month:

Date Ticker Shares Amount (€)
03/07/2018 PPL 23 6.87
03/07/2018 PEP 5 3.37
04/07/2018 KMB 5 3.64
13/07/2018 HASI 15 3.59
16/07/2018 O 23 3.67
17/07/2018 CAH 5 1.73
26/07/20148 CSCO 10 2.4
27/07/2018 DIS 2 1.22

So this means I actually earned about 17,94 during my vacation. Not too shabby! For the sharp observer you can also notice that this €26,49 is my new alltime dividend record!

So this means my progress so far this year is coming along nicely:


And so far so good on my 2018 goals:


Total dividend YTD 2018: €142.
Total dividend received ever: €230,79.

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

July 2017: €6,55.
July 2018: €26,49.

Thats another amazing increase of 404,43% 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 July 2018 + Milestone reached!

Ah yes, a short and sweet post. I only posted my June results in the previous month and nothing more. I did however make a few buys last month and commented on a few of your blogs when I felt like it. For example on Engineering Dividends after being mentioned in his poem. I mean how often do you get to be in someone’s poem right? I also visited Tom over at Dividends Diversify, as he always has some great content there.

The reason for this “inactivity ” is simple: Vacation.

I’ve spent the last few weeks in the beautiful southern of France.

But right before I left I made some nice buys. Since this is a short and sweet post I won’t add the rationale this time, but be free to ask in the comments and I will happily explain my thoughts on the matter.

In total I added:

11/07/2018: 6 shares of AbbVie (ABBV) @ $95,24 adding $23,04 in forward income.

13/07/2018: 18 shares Pfizer (PFE) @ $37,25 adding $24,48 in forward income.

16/07/2018: 16 shares Iron Mountain (IRM) @ $36,50 adding $37,568 in forward income.

In total I added ($85,088-15%) $72,32 of forward income (post-tax) crossing the infamous $500 dollar threshold! I added 16,6% of forward income, completing the challenge set by BuyHoldLong.

So there you have it guys and gals, my new total forward income is now $435.78 +$72,32 = $508,10!

Dividend Received · Investing

June 2018 Dividend Report

And BOOM, it’s july! Summer is really upon us as the temperature keeps rising and vacation time is around the corner. This year its going to be even more awesome when I realise that during my vacation I’ll earn €1,- a day when I’m on my holiday having fun!

Although we’re really looking forward to a well deserved vacation, its not our time yet. So here are the numbers for June. Alas no personal record for me this month (Solid second highest ever though!), but I’m still excited about the growth as you’ll see later in the post.

Date Ticker Shares Amount (€)
01/06/2018 INTC 8 2.23
01/06/2018 PFE 9 1.74
06/06/2018 UN 10 3.96
08/06/2018 ADM 18 4.34
12/06/2018 IBM 2 2.27
17/06/2018 O 23 3.69
19/06/2018 VFC 6 2.02
21/06/2018 QCOM 6 2.72
€ 22,97

So this means my progress so far this year is coming along nicely:


And so far so good on my 2018 goals:


We crossed the half year mark and I’m ahead of schedule on my 2018 dividend total!

Total dividend YTD 2018: €115,51 (which is almost €30 more then our 2017 total!)
Total dividend received ever: €204,30.

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

June 2017: 2,72
June 2018: €22,97

Thats another amazing increase of 844,49% compared to last year! 

How about you my dear readers / fellow bloggers, how was your June?