They often say that time goes by so quickly. I can only say that is completely true. It feels as if 2018 has only just started and yet here we are already. 1 Month of the year passed! Before we know it another year passed by. For me that tells one thing. No matter what we want to achieve with our finances. We must not lose sight of the here and now. Keep paying attention to my family, my short-term dreams and make sure to have fun now!
Having said that, investing has also become one of my hobbies! And the part I like most is the end of each month when I can present my dividend income report! It is very nice to report what you earned again and again. Especially when I see it going up over time. It feels like an accomplishment.
Enough said, let’s see how 2018 started!
Dividend income of January 2018
I lost quite a lot of dividend income compared to January of last year. This is another month that suffered because CCP merged with SABRA. As usual, my next month will make up for that, so no worries there. Just a pity to see a YoY decline.
I also report in Euro’s although I keep paid USD and paid CAD in the currency they are in. Since the Dollar devaluated a lot I report lower dividend. Of course the “real” dividend didn’t go down, so no worries there either.
|Walmart Inc.||WMT||€ 6,60|
|Toronto-Dominion Bank LTD||TD||€ 4,32|
My dividend income for January 2017 was € 30,81 which results in a 64,6% decline compared to last year. Not the best result, but I didn’t have a dividend cut and I didn’t sell shares. It’s just the stronger Euro and the merger of CCP.
This month Omega Healthcare Investors increased the dividend with 0,01 per quarter from $ 0,65 to $ 0,66 per quarter. An 6,57% increase compared to the same quarter a year ago. Dividend investing at work!
Contributions and purchases
I added € 400,00 to my fund at the end of January. I now have somewhere around € 1.200 in a cash position in my account.
I also initiated a position in Realty Income this month. I really like the company for a long time and the recent rent increases made sure that the company comes into my buying range. I’m happy with this addition to the portfolio although I am getting to heavy on REITs.
January was not a great month although the reasons for that result are not to worry about. We always want to see increases and that was not the case. On the other hand, that will only fuel my coming months more, so in the end it’s okay.
I purchased shares in Realty Income. I’m quite happy with that purchase. Let’s see if they can continue their great streak of dividend increases and growing FFO!
Last but not least Omega announced another great dividend increase. Now that’s a company you can count on. I know it’s not without risks, but I really like the company!
How was your month? Are you happy with your dividend income? Have you made any new buys or did you receive dividend increases?
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