Looking at dividends received though the month and summarizing the numbers at the end of the month is such a great feeling because dividends represent real tangible income. I started focusing on dividend investing early last year and therefore, this is going to be the first full year where I can see the benefits of investments from last year. 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 July 2015.
After hitting the $250+ mark in April and June of this year, I was looking forward to the dividends in the second half of this year to see how much I top those numbers by. July 2015 turned out to be another great month an all time high of $280.17. This tops my earlier all time high of $261.00 set back in March this year.
Here are the dividends for July 2015. Total = $280.17
- Aetna Inc (AET) – $2.50
- General Electric Company (GE) – $86.25
- Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) – $36.08
- Altria Group Inc (MO) – $39.00
- Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) – $12.57
- Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (VWO) – $5.79
- Philip Morris International Inc (PM) – $50.00
- Baxter International Inc (BAX) – $13.00
- The Coca-Cola Co (KO) – $9.54
- Disney (DIS) – $8.01
- GlaxoSmithKline plc ADR (GSK) – $17.43
Here is how July 2015 ($280.17) compares with previous months.
- July 2014: $187.47, increased by $92.7, 49.44% increase.
- April 2015: $254.65, increased by $18.80, 10.02% increase.
Here are some charts looking at dividend growth over the years 🙂
The below chart shows March 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 July each year. By July last year, I had received $934.73 and it has grown to $1511.21 this year.
The below chart represents the total annual dividends. Looking at the numbers below, I have received little over 94% of my entire 2014 dividends in just 7 months in 2015. That’s really impressive.
Progress for 2015:
With July dividends of $280.17, I have received 60.44% of my 2015 target of $2,500.00. As of now, I am on pace to meet the goal and with increased dividends due to dividend increases and new investments, I will be meeting this goal earlier that the end of the year.
The dividends page will be updated to reflect the July dividends.
Disclosure: Long on all stocks mentioned above.