|Company||Symbol||December 2015||December 2016|
|Archer-Daniels Midland Co||ADM||0||12,00|
|Emerson Electric Co||EMR||9,51||9,60|
|Gilead Sciences Inc||GILD||3,87||6,58|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||12,75||17,60|
|Lockheed Martin Corp||LMT||13,20||14,56|
|Main Street Capital Corp||MAIN||13,65||13,80|
|Norfolk Southern Corp||NSC||7,08||7,08|
|Old Republic International||ORI||7,40||11,25|
|Pinnacle West Capital||PNW||11,25||11,79|
|Realty Income Corp||O||6,09||7,07|
|Textainer Group Holdings||TGH||5,28||0|
All right, so the total this December was $195.48 This means 24,2% increase year over year. Generally speaking I would like to see at least 20% growth every month, so this was a good result for sure. Great progress with JNJ, TGT and UNA.AS thanks to dividend raises and additional shares bought. And of course MMM, AMGN, ADM and CU.TO as new investments compared to last year.
Total dividends during months 1-12 this year: $2,848.01. This is 9,5% increase from last year. Here are my dividends in a graph:
Still, I'm excited about the new year 2017. I think it will be a lot better than 2016! I will announce my new dividend goal in the January dividend income report.
All these companies except KO (next payment in April) and NSC (position closed) should pay again in March. Before next ex-dividend date I'm looking to buy additional shares at least in MMM, AMGN, CU.TO, GILD and UNA.AS.
Please note that I don't make any currency conversions here. I report dividends as they appear in their own currency. This time CU.TO and ENB.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 December dividends.
Disclosure: Long all stocks that paid dividend in December 2016 except NSC
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