|Company||Symbol||April 2016||April 2017|
|Algonquin Power & Utilities||AQN.TO||8,66||15,73|
|Bank of Nova Scotia||BNS.TO||12,96||15,96|
|Baxter International Inc||BAX||2,31||2,60|
|Cisco Systems Inc||CSCO||10,40||13,63|
|General Electric Co||GE||9,20||10,08|
|Main Street Capital Corp||MAIN||5,40||5,55|
|Realty Income Corp||O||6,37||7,39|
|Republic Services Inc||RSG||6,60||7,68|
|Rogers Communications Inc||RCI.B.TO||9,60||9,60|
|W.P. Carey Inc||WPC||13,64||15,92|
|Xcel Energy Inc||XEL||0||11,52|
|Nordea Bank AB||NDA.HE||198,40||201,50|
|Telia Company AB||TELIA.HE||100,80||$65,14|
|TOTAL||$1 230,93||$1 256,71|
All right, so the total this month was $1256.71. This means 2,1% increase year-over-year. Generally speaking I would like to see at least 20% growth every month, so this is clearly below that target. Once again my Nordic dividends showed their unpredictable nature. This time the big letdown was Telia, like you can see their distribution was reduced by 1/3 or so.
If I exclude Nordic dividends from the picture counting only my North American investments, I will get these kind of numbers. April 2016: $106.38 vs. April 2017: $147.07. Increase of 38,2%. This clearly shows that I'm still making good progress within my active portfolio.
Great progress with AQN.TO thanks to dividend raises and additional shares bought. And of course XEL as a new investment compared to last year. But the biggest income producer (within my active portfolio) this month was BNS.TO slightly ahead of WPC. Here are my dividends in a graph:
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, FORTUM.HE, METSO.HE, NOK.HE, NDA.HE, SAMPO.HE, TELIA.HE, TIE.HE and VALMT.HE were paid in EUR 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 April dividends.
Disclosure: Long all stocks that paid dividend in April 2017.