More buys! I have been tuning up my dividend machine throughout September. Here is a report of four tiny purchases. All these add to my existing positions: The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO), Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO), Republic Services Inc (RSG) and Xcel Energy Inc (XEL).
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Time to summarize dividend income again! Last year in August I managed to collect $153.60. This includes extra dividend of 40€ from one of my Nordic positions: Metso. And you guessed it; this year there was no extra dividend. Additionally KMI's and TGH's high yield dividends are wiped out this year, so as a result it was not possible to reach August 2015 numbers. Still I came rather close with 12 companies paying. Here is the comparison table of August 2015 and 2016 dividends:
Starting September with a Bang! Hah, well, perhaps that was a bit an exaggeration. But indeed I have continued to add more parts to my dividend machine. That machine now grinds out about $2,850 per year. I purchased additional shares of Agrium Inc (AGU.TO), Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (AQN.TO), Medtronic plc and Xcel Energy Inc (XEL). Here are the transaction details: