All right, so the total this December was $238.34. This means 21,9% increase year-over-year. Generally speaking I would like to see at least 20% growth every month, so I landed nicely above that mark. Excluding Aprils, this was a record month and another $200 crossing which is great.
Great progress with CU.TO and UNA.AS thanks to dividend raises and additional shares bought. Otherwise the growth was rather smooth throughout the portfolio. JNJ and UNA.AS were the biggest payers. I'm not worried about them though. They are such solid dividend companies that I intend to continue buying more in 2018. Here are my dividends in a graph:
Recent Buys in mid-late December. I bought more shares of General Mills Inc (GIS), Hormel Foods Corp (HRL), Medtronic plc (MDT), The Procter & Gamble Co (PG) and AT&T (T). My Portfolio page has been updated accordingly.
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, UNA.AS 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 December dividends.
Disclosure: Long MMM, AMGN, ADM, CU.TO, KO, EMR, ENB.TO, ES, GILD, JNJ, LMT, MAIN, ORI, PNW, O, TGT, UNA.AS, GIS, HRL, MDT, PG, T