Hello fellow dividend investors,
Let’s take a look at the dividend income I received since January 1st 2016. Some pretty important information: I only started investing in August 2015, so don’t expect massive dividend income numbers (yet).
Looking at the graph, we notice 2 things: February and August don’t bring in dividends. Although I like seeing dividends hitting my bank account, I’m not gonna buy stocks only because they would pay me in February or August.
On the other hand, May is like Christmas for me. Netting me around €375, it really is a motivating month to keep on investing. The rest of the months are all quite similar, bringing in around €70 each.
Royal Dutch Shell: €50,29
Gilead Sciences: €4,00
Vanguard S&P500 ETF: €9,27
Novartis Inc.: €23,22
Ageas SA: €54,20
Sofina SA: €32,22
Intervest Offices & Warehouses: €93,62
Vanguard S&P500 ETF: €7,99
Royal Dutch Shell: €47,38
Gilead Sciences: €4,37
Total dividend income YTD: €689,60
For as far as I see my passive income so far, I can’t complain. I set the personal goal to receive €1,000 in dividends the first full year of dividend investing. I don’t know if I’m gonna hit that goal, time shall tell me. I think there’s a chance I can make it.
During the year, buying new stocks, I created extra income that will come in next year. Most European stocks only pay dividend once a year so I missed a couple of them. According to my calculations, I should be able to get €1,275 in dividend income next year if I would stop investing now. Of course I will keep on buying stocks to the amount will keep going up :).
How is your dividend income going so far?