There is nothing more satisfying than looking at the dividend income received for the month and realizing that you are taking small (but important) steps towards your goals.
August 2014 has been a great month. I received $106.97 in August and this is the first time I had crossed the $100 mark in the second month of the quarter.
Here are the dividends for August 2014.
|% diff from last year|
GIS and PG increases are due to dividend raises. AAPL increase is due to dividend increase as well as additional positions. This is my first dividend from CBRL. KMP and ARCP have started adding to the snowball from purchases earlier this year. C is negligible and I don’t consider it as a dividend stock at all 🙂
Overall, the dividends has increased from:
- August 2013: $28.22, increased by $78.75, 279.06% increase.
- May 2014: $91.72, increased by $15.25, 16.62% increase.
Here are some charts looking at dividend growth over the years 🙂
The below chart shows August dividends over the years. It is nice to see the growth from a meager $2.35 to $106.97 in 5 years time. Looking back at the history, $2.35 in dividends in August 2009 is my smallest for any month ever (excluding $0 🙂 ). Looking forward to seeing this chart go higher and higher.
The below chart shows the dividends that I have received until August each year. By August last year, I had received $548.76 and it has grown to $934.73 this year.
The below chart represents the total annual dividends. I already crossed my entire 2013 dividends last month. And I look forward to hit the $1000 mark in September and of course reach my goal of $1,500 for this year.
Progress for 2014:
With August dividends, my total for the year stands at $934.73 which represents 62.31% of my 2014 target of $1,500.00. I had an initial goal of $1,200 at the beginning of the year, but increased it to $1,500 early July since it looked like I was going to hit the target with months to spare. I am just about on pace to hit the $1,500 target and the recent new investments should help me get there.
The dividends page will be updated to reflect the August dividends.
Disclosure: Long on all stocks mentioned above.