Dividend summary – July 2015

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, 49.44increase.
  • 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.


8 thoughts on “Dividend summary – July 2015

  1. Nice looking charts showing your dividend income. Congrats on reaching an all time high milestone. Just keep building and piling on those dividends. Now that we are in the second half of the year it will be interesting to see how our 2015 totals compare to 2014.

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