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2016-08 Dividend Income Report

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Posted by Everyday-Freethought on 2016-09-11 at 13:25:12

Here is the dividend income report for August, 2016.

The monthly dividend income came out to $522.20. The yearly income total for 2016 through the end of the month was $3539.84.

The income for August, 2015 was $406.45, and the yearly income for 2015 through the end of August was $3084.90.

I am still on track to make more than I did last year, but not by much. The rate of increase is already slowing. I bought TXN in January, and more ADP and EMR in late June. It will take awhile for the second two to have a big effect. So I think 2016 will be my second-best year for dividend income. Before I started DGI (dividend growth investing), my second best year for dividend income was 2008, when funds in my then-employer’s 401(k) made $5420.86. I beat that last year by making $5472.07. The best year so far was 2007, when I made $6575.54. I do not think I will beat that this year.

It might be awhile before I set a new record. I am thinking about reducing my exposure to oil companies and increasing my exposure to water utilities. I think water utitlies are a better bet going forward, but they have lower yields.

I am still debating whether I should buy new companies, or buy more of what I have until I get everything I own up to 100 shares.

Here is a table with the year-to-date amounts, the monthly amounts, and the three- and twelve-month moving averages for each August from 2011 through 2016:

Month YTD Amount 3MMA 12MMA
2016-08 $3539.84 $522.20 $493.44 $493.92
2015-08 $3084.90 $406.45 $427.26 $422.22
2014-08 $2456.27 $323.94 $348.41 $323.64
2013-08 $1978.40 $305.11 $279.05 $287.74
2012-08 $2110.57 $316.04 $280.53 $277.00
2011-08 $1878.52 $322.35 $254.56 $225.45

Here are the stocks and the income amounts for August, 2016:

  • ABM Industries Inc: $9.46
  • AT&T: $49.75
  • Verizon: $58.36
  • WGL Holdings Inc: $16.93
  • Lowe’s Cos Inc: $19.15
  • Vodafone: $33.25
  • Air Products & Chemicals Inc: $56.95
  • Clorox Co: $46.28
  • Colgate-Palmolive: $43.62
  • Hormel Foods Corp: $14.12
  • Northwest Natural Gas Co: $28.59
  • Procter & Gamble: $40.18
  • Texas Instruments: $40.90
  • Eaton Corporation: $64.66

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