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2015-05 Dividend Income Report

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Posted by Everyday-Freethought on 2015-06-01 at 05:40:01

Here is the dividend income report for May, 2015.

The monthly dividend income came out to $361.99. The yearly income total for 2015 through the end of the month was $1803.11.

The income for May, 2014 was $280.01, and the yearly income for 2014 through the end of May was $1411.19. At the end of April, 2015 I had made $1441.12, so I am a month ahead.

The only other news is that my 12-month moving average is above $400 for the first time. It took me five years, and I can now cover half my rent. Frankly, I thought this whole dividend thing would be a bonanza more quickly.

There is not really a whole lot to report. Like last month, I have not been able to devote as much time to my stocks as I would like.

I am thinking about taking some of my savings and buying some dividend growth stocks. Some of them would be new stocks that I have not bought yet, while some would replace shares in my IRA. I would sell these in my IRA to free up funds there. One snag is that my bank will only let me transfer $500 at a time. I found this out after I got an account there. I can transfer more, but I need to call them up to do that. The broker I am thinking about using gives me 50 free trades for the first 90 days. If I can only transfer $500 at a time, the offer would expire by the time I got enough money over. My plan is to buy enough shares of each stock so that each quarter’s dividends will be able to purchase an entire share.

Here is a table with the year-to-date amounts, the monthly amounts, and the three- and twelve-month moving averages for each May from 2011 through 2015:

Month YTD Amount 3MMA 12MMA
May 2015 1803.11 361.99 411.92 402.51
May 2014 1411.19 280.01 304.77 306.30
May 2013 1141.24 242.65 260.91 288.11
May 2012 1268.97 258.15 257.13 270.51
May 2011 1114.84 266.55 233.03 194.61

Here are the stocks and the income amounts for May, 2015:

  • AT&T: $48.20
  • Verizon: $55.65
  • WGL Holdings Inc: $15.46
  • ABM Industries Inc: $8.94
  • Lowe’s Cos Inc: $12.35
  • Clorox Co: $41.48
  • Air Products & Chemicals Inc: $12.77
  • Colgate-Palmolive: $41.33
  • Hormel Foods Corp: $11.94
  • Northwest Natural Gas Co: $27.11
  • Procter & Gamble: $38.15
  • Texas Instruments: $18.71
  • Eaton Corporation: $29.90

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