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. And I hit a monthly milestone for the first time ever 🙂
October 2014 has been another great month. I received $204.97 in October and this is the first time I have crossed the $200 mark in a single month ever 🙂 The first month of the quarter is the best one for me and so I don’t expect the next two months to be close this mark. But nonetheless , this is a great milestone for me and I hope to continue to climb higher.
Here are the dividends for October 2014.
- AET $2.25
- ARCP $10.42
- BAX $13.00 (first dividend)
- GE $82.50
- HPQ $32.80
- MO $39.00
- PM $25.00
Here is how October 2014 compares with previous months.
- October 2013: $120.02, increased by $84.95, 70.78% increase.
- July 2014: $187.47, increased by $17.50, 9.33% increase.
Here are some charts looking at dividend growth over the years 🙂
The below chart shows October dividends over the years. It is nice to see the growth from a meager $3.00 to $204.97 in 5 years time. Looking forward to seeing this chart go higher and higher.
The below chart shows the dividends that I have received until October each year. By October last year, I had received $725.25 and it has grown to $1,285.27 this year.
The below chart represents the total annual dividends.
Progress for 2014:
With October dividends, my total for the year stands at $1,285.27 which represents 85.68% 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 it looks like that I will be hitting the target in December.
The dividends page will be updated to reflect the October dividends.
Disclosure: Long on all stocks mentioned above.