The first month of 2015 has gone by rather quickly and it is time to review the dividends received for the first month of the year. I started really focusing on dividend investing early last year and therefore, this is going to be first full year where I can see the benefits of investments from last year. Prior to last year, I was just investing on and off, but never had any concrete goals. Therefore, I was not really tracking or comparing the numbers to see the progress. Starting this blog and documenting my progress has been really a great factor to keep me focused on investing regularly and aggressively. So let’s take a look at the dividends received in January 2015.
January 2015 has been a wonderful month and a great start to 2015. I received $235.85 in January. This is a personal milestone for me and it is the highest (yet) for a single month. October 2014 was the previous high month and it was also the first time ever I crossed the $200 mark. I received $205.70 in October. So it is really great to see over 10% increase the very next quarter.
Here are the dividends for January 2015.
- AET – $2.50
- GE – $86.25
- HPQ – $32.80
- MO – $39.00
- WMT – $3.07 (first dividend)
- PM – $29.00
- BAX – $13.00
- PEP – $4.14 (first dividend)
- DIS – $7.70 (first dividend)
- GSK – $18.39 (first dividend)
I got my first dividend from several stocks this month and that’s the reason for the push towards a new all time high. This is in spite of losing the ARCP dividend compared to the previous high in October.
Here is how January 2015 compares with previous months.
- January 2014: $128.52, increased by $107.33, 83.51% increase.
- October 2014: $205.70, increased by $30.15, 14.65% increase.
Here are some charts looking at dividend growth over the years 🙂
The below chart shows January dividends over the years. Looking forward to seeing this chart go higher and higher.
The below chart represents the total annual dividends. Looking at the numbers below, I have received close to 15% of my entire 2014 dividends in just 1 month in 2015. That’s really impressive.
Progress for 2015:
With January dividends of $235.85, I have received 9.43% of my 2015 target of $2,500.00. Even though I have hit close to 10% of my goal in just 1 month, it is little misleading since the first month of the quarter is the highest one for me. Based on previous quarter, I project little over $300 for the next two months combined. So I still need to keep adding capital early to take advantage of the dividends during the remaining quarters to meet the goal for this year.
The dividends page will be updated to reflect the January dividends.
Disclosure: Long on all stocks mentioned above.