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.
December 2014 has been another great month. I received $189.70 in December. It is great to see another month of the quarter inching towards the $200.00 mark. I crossed the $200 mark in October since the first month of the quarter is the best one for me. But anyway, December has been an improvement over previous comparable months and that is what is important.
Here are the dividends for December 2014.
- AFL $3.99
- COP $7.30
- F $18.75
- PSX $2.50
- V $1.35 (first dividend)
- JNJ $0.70 (first dividend)
- TGT $15.60
- CVX $21.40
- UN $12.37 (first dividend)
- KO $2.94
- ARCP $10.42 (last dividend)
- MCD $15.30
- BP $19.80 (first dividend)
- VPU $12.36
- VWO $2.61
- SCHD $20.66
- XLK $21.65
This will be the last dividend for ARCP as they have announced an elimination in dividend from Jan 2015. The portfolio sheet has been updated to reflect this cut in the projected dividends. I still haven’t sold the stock yet and probably going to wait a while before taking any action. I am about 40% negative on the stock anyway. So might as well wait and see what happens. December also brought in 4 new dividends which is great. Couple of these are from the weekly sharebuilder purchases and couple others are from regular purchases.
Here is how December 2014 compares with previous months.
- December 2013: $56.58, increased by $133.12, 235.27% increase.
- September 2014: $106.97, increased by $44.13, 30.31% increase.
Here are some charts looking at dividend growth over the years 🙂
The below chart shows December dividends over the years. Looking forward to seeing this chart go higher and higher.
The below chart shows the dividends that I have received until December each year. By December last year, I had received $810.05 and it has grown to $1,594.02 this year.
Progress for 2014:
With December dividends, my total for the year stands at $1,594.02 which represents 106.26% 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. It is great that I was able to meet the increased goal for 2014. I am working on setting up the goals for 2015 and I will be publishing them soon.
The dividends page will be updated to reflect the December dividends.
Disclosure: Long on all stocks mentioned above.