It’s dividend income update time. One of my favorite times of the month as I get to review my previous month of passive income received from my dividend income portfolios.
As we have witnessed thus far in 2016, the market will do whatever the market will want to do. No amount of statistics, economic data nor talking head predictions could have called the incredibly weak start to the year we had, nor the amazing rebound either. We have witnessed oil prices climb out of their recent depths along with gold, silver and other commodities seemingly shaking off some of their collective dust. Seeing all these market highs and lows occur every few months just reminds me of why I became a dedicated dividend growth investor. As you know, my primary concern is the increasing of my passive income every year without having to worry about the roller coaster ride the market, individual stocks or commodities have to go through. One thing I like about being a dividend investor is the reliability and predictability of the returns. With that being said, let’s take a look at my April 2016 dividend income.
Dividend income from my taxable account totalled $277.55 up from $261.36 an increase of 6.2% from April of last year.
Dividend income from my ROTH account totalled $135.84 up from $94.80 an increase of 43.3% from this time last year.
Dividend income from my IRA account totalled $0.00 equal to $0.00 from this time last year.
Grand total for the month of April: $413.39 an increase of 16.1% from April 2015.
Year to date dividends: $1,180.80
Year to date dividends: $476.40
Year to date dividends: $131.37
The proof of our dividend investing strategy rests in these real results. After all, dividends don’t lie. It’s real cash being returned to investors. With patience and consistency these results and better can be achieved.
Are any of these dividend stocks in your portfolio too? How was your April dividend income? Please let me know below.
Disclosure: Long all above