|Company||Symbol||July 2015||July 2016|
|Algonquin Power & Utilities||AQN.TO||5,20||10,59|
|Bank of Nova Scotia||BNS.TO||4,74||13,68|
|Baxter International Inc||BAX||10,40||2,60|
|Cisco Systems Inc||CSCO||5,25||10,92|
|Coca-Cola Company (The)||KO||7,26||8,75|
|General Electric Co||GE||9,20||9,20|
|Main Street Capital Corp||MAIN||4,91||5,40|
|Realty Income Corp||O||5,32||6,39|
|Republic Services Inc||RSG||6,16||6,60|
|Rogers Communications Inc||RCI.B.TO||6,72||9,60|
|W.P. Carey Inc||WPC||8,59||14,7|
|Biomed Realty Trust||BMR||9,10||0|
|Chambers Street Properties||CSG||5,53||0|
This marks 17,3% increase year over year. All right, a good result in these circumstances. MDT is the only new dividend payer compared to last year, and it's clearly lower yielding than BMR, CSG or PGH were. Plus Baxter's dividend check tanked from $10,40 to $2,60. On the other end there was great progress in AGU.TO, AQN.TO, BNS.TO, CSCO and WPC thanks to additional shares bought and dividend raises.
Total dividends during months 1-7 this year: $1,993.23. This is 1,9% increase from last year. So, I'm on the positive side, but not too much. Here are my dividends in a graph. It's great to see that this was my first +$100 July:
All these companies should pay again in October. When thinking about additional shares, all these stocks are under consideration. But quite certainly I can say that I will buy more shares of AGU.TO and AQN.TO before next ex-dividend date. I may also start a new position that would have the payment schedule of JAN, APR, JUL and OCT. In that case I would invest less in existing positions and more in that new one.
Please note that I don't make any currency conversions here. I report dividends as they appear in their own currency. This time AGU.TO, BNS.TO and RCI.B.TO were paid in CAD, and the rest in USD. Additionally all numbers are before taxes. This prevents currency fluctuations and tax hassles from affecting my progress.
Thanks for reading. Dividend Income page has been updated to include July dividends.
Disclosure: Long all stocks which paid dividend to me in July 2016
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