Here is the dividend income report for July, 2019.
The monthly dividend income came out to $58.79. The yearly income total for 2019 through the end of the month was $4309.94.
The income for July, 2018 was $736.90, and the yearly income for 2018 through the end of July was $2921.94.
I maxed out my 401(k) with my employer, so I have more money coming in every paycheck. I transferred the extra money to my broker to keep it separate from my checking account until I put it in my Roth IRA next year, and to hopefully earn a small bit of interest. And so far, it is very small. $0.72 to be precise. For some reason the money was put in a new account at my broker, so now I have two cash accounts. I thought it would go into the money market account. I just hit the “Submit” button thinking it would go into the same account. Hopefully this will not be a big deal. I hope the shares of RWR I bought bring in enough to make up for the $100 or so I am not getting anymore.
I am still thinking about putting money into REITs. Realty Income will announce their quarterly results tomorrow. I might decide to take the plunge with them. I mentioned a few other REITs a few months ago. I looked at their financial statements, and a lot of them have wide fluctuations in net income from year to year, sometimes from quarter to quarter. I want income, not drama. Realty Income has been increasing their income for 26 years. Granted, sometimes you have to go to the fourth decimal place to see the increase; in 2013 they increased from $0.1812292 in May to $0.1815417 in June. On the other hand, they pay monthly and have more than one increase in a year.
Here is a table with the year-to-date amounts, the monthly amounts, and the three- and twelve-month moving averages for each July from 2011 through 2019:
Here are the securities and the income amounts for July, 2019:
- Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF: $40.59
- Vanguard Total International Bond ETF: $11.43
- Brokerage Money Market: $6.05
- Brokerage Treasury Account: $0.72
Big Jim prefers dividend increases of at least $0.01. Is that too much to ask?