December 2018 Dividends

Hello all,

Thanks again for stopping by, it's that time again, time to summarize dividend income, this time for December 2018.

Let's get to it.

Taxable Accounts
The Kroger Co.KR12/3/2018$0.98
W. W. Grainger, Inc.GWW12/3/2018$20.40
Cummins, Inc.CMI12/3/2018$9.12
Intel CorporationINTC12/4/2018$3.30
Hanesbrands Inc.HBI12/4/2018$1.95
Qualcomm Inc.QCOM12/6/2018$37.78
Emerson Electric Co.EMR12/10/2018$4.90
Target CorporationTGT12/10/2018$39.68
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.WBA12/12/2018$2.20
Flower Foods, Inc.FLO12/14/2018$21.24
Compass Minerals International, Inc.CMP12/17/2018$11.52
Intl Business Machines Corp.IBM12/18/2018$3.14
Vanguard Real Estate ETFVNQ12/19/2018$5.96
VF CorporationVFC12/20/2018$20.40
Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETFVYM12/31/2018$9.87
Taxable Accounts Total$192.44
Roth IRA Account
iShares Core S&P 500 ETFIVV12/24/18$16.49
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETFIJR12/24/18$4.62
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.TROW12/31/18$10.08
Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETFVYM12/31/18$28.06
Vanguard Growth ETFVUG12/31/18$4.30
Roth IRA Account Total$63.55
Overall Dividend Income Total$255.99
Forward 12-month Projected Dividend Income Total

This update is quite exciting for me as this is an all-time high for a month as far as dividend income. This is likely due to finally getting end of the month payments on time. Many times recently at last a couple payments had missed the end of the month, and were paid in the early days of the following month. In any event, it is good to see it all come together for December.

December 2018 Transactions

I started a new position with Ameriprise (AMP) in December, as I wanted to add another financial company, and the price was becoming attractive after a recent decline. Shortly after these 3 shares were purchased, the price went up significantly. Therefore, it may be a while before I am able to buy any new shares.

Let's take a look at the dividend history:

Yearly Total$218.68$457.66$878.27$1,783.52$2,010.47

...and in graphical form:

As mentioned previously, December yielded an all-time income for a month for me. Also, on the year, my total was able to increase, despite very little additions to the portfolio. It also feels nice to hit $2K total dividends on the year.

Tha below table shows the % change over the last quarter and the last year

%Chg Qtr%Chg Year

What is unusual here is that the % change for the last quarter exceeds the % change in the last year. This is likely due to the previous quarter number being lower than usual due to some of the dividends that normally come in the last few days of the month being delayed, and not coming in until early the following. As a result, when you have a month like December when those dividends actually do come in at the end of the month when expected, you end up hitting an all-time high for the month, and the quarterly comparison % change gets boosted a bit. Either way these comparison numbers are not bad at all.

So, in summary, December 2018 was a pretty good month.

How was your December? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. nice seeking. congrats on all the new records and continously growing that income.

    keep it up!


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