Nice to meet up with you all again, thanks for stopping by. With the conclusion of another month, it is time once again to tally up results for dividend income received. It is a routine that never gets old.
So let's get to it!
I did manage to make a few small buys in November, but these were not from adding fresh capital. This was just from reinvesting dividends in my Robinhood account. My savings are going right into the wedding fund, as we are coming up on 7 months until the big day, and we have to start putting a substantial deposit for the venue. Even at such a small scale, it does feel good to keep adding to the portfolio.
Let's look at the dividend payment history
...and of course in graphical form:
In a yearly sense, my dividend income has seen a nice increase. A year ago, it came to $103.31. The November 2017 total, as shown above, came to $158.18. This represents an increase of 53.1%! I think this is rather satisfactory.
In comparison to the previous quarter, the increase was definitely more modest. The August 2017 dividend income was $156,46. This means that the increase over the last quarter was only 1.1%. This is actually expected to a degree, given my lower recent contributions and low count of dividend increases. Hopefully at some point in the near future, I'll be able to bump up contributions to my brokerage accounts.
So another month has gone, and it is good to see the dividend income increase, although at a slower rate. Where possible I will try to contribute to my brokerage accounts, but still need to save for the upcoming wedding in the summer of 2018. We are making progress on that saving project, and feel we are on track, so I hope soon to be able to return to my normal contribution rate.
So, how was your November? Let me know in the comments below!