Here is the dividend report for November, 2013.
The total income for the month was $252.75. The income for the year up through the end of the month was $2,811.61.
The income for November, 2012 was $247.99, and the income for 2012 up through the end of November was $2898.91.
So the monthly income went up over last year, but the yearly income is still under last year’s total. I made more this month even though I sold some stocks over the past year. CAT was one of the companies that I sold and paid out in November. I think I will make more in December, 2013 than I did in December, 2012, but the total income for the year will be lower. The reasons are that I sold some stocks, and some companies pushed up their dividends due to the fake uncertainty we had last year. I think the idea that a company that increased its dividend for decades would cut its dividend because taxes went up a few percentage points is stupid.
Here are the stocks and the income amounts for November, 2013:
- AT&T: $25.77
- WGL Holdings Inc: $13.23
- ABM Industries Inc: $8.10
- Lowe’s Cos Inc: $9.44
- Air Products & Chemicals Inc: $10.79
- Abbott Laboratories: $7.35
- Colgate-Palmolive: $35.81
- Clorox Co: $37.98
- Hormel Foods Corp: $7.92
- Northwest Natural Gas Co: $25.50
- Procter & Gamble: $33.09
- Texas Instruments: $15.86
- Eaton Corporation: $21.91