All right, so the total this October was $233.80. This means 4,4% increase year-over-year. Generally speaking I would like to see at least 20% growth every month, so what went wrong? There is a clear answer. It's one of my Nordic investments, Telia Company, which pays semi-annual dividend in April and October. Dividend sum from them came down to 65€ from last year's 97€. Without Telia my growth rate would have been excellent 33,1%.
Good progress with AQN.TO and XEL thanks to dividend raises and additional shares bought. And of course KMB as a new payer compared to last year. Excluding Telia, BNS.TO and WPC were the biggest payers. 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, TELIA1 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 October dividends.
Disclosure: Long AQN.TO, BNS.TO, BAX, CSCO, KO, KMB, MAIN, MDT, O, RSG, RCI.B.TO, TELIA1, WPC, XEL