Dividend Income Update December 2017

The start of every month is exciting for all dividend income investors as we look back at the previous month and see how much passive dividend income our portfolios generated. December was exciting as ever as my year over year numbers continue to highlight the trifecta magic of dividend investing which includes, adding fresh capital, dividend raises and basic compounding to create an ever increasing passive income stream. Even if I stopped adding fresh capital today and every dividend stock I owned kept all distributions flat without a single raise, my passive income stream would continue to grow.

 

With that being said, let’s take a look back at my December 2017 dividend income.

 

Dividend income from my taxable account totaled $746.07 up from $541.46 an increase of 37.8% from December of last year.

 

Dividend income from my ROTH account totaled $167.17 up from $110.34 an increase of 51.5% from this time last year.

 

Dividend income from my IRA account totaled $1.97 down from $35.39 from this time last year, a decrease of -94.4%. (Nothing wrong here. VTR used to pay in December last year which explains the year over year decrease).

 

Grand total for the month of December: $915.21 an increase of 33.2% from December 2016.

 

Grand total for 2017 dividends: $7,512.35 an increase of 23.6% from 2016. You just have to love the very real results of dividend growth investing.

Brokerage Account

Year to date dividends: $4,931.09

DateDescriptionSymbolAmount
12/01/2017DIVIDEND:GWWGWW$18.89
12/01/2017DIVIDEND:BMSBMS$10.87
12/01/2017DIVIDEND:WFCWFC$16.38
12/01/2017DIVIDEND:AFLAFL$80.81
12/01/2017DIVIDEND:PFEPFE$15.68
12/06/2017DIVIDEND:SOSO$64.07
12/07/2017DIVIDEND:ADMADM$58.71
12/08/2017DIVIDEND:YUMYUM$17.98
12/08/2017DIVIDEND:AMGNAMGN$2.31
12/11/2017DIVIDEND:EMREMR$39.48
12/12/2017DIVIDEND:MMMMMM$29.24
12/12/2017DIVIDEND:JNJJNJ$37.65
12/12/2017DIVIDEND:TEVATEVA$8.36
12/13/2017DIVIDEND:ULUL$8.63
12/15/2017DIVIDEND:KHCKHC$36.49
12/15/2017DIVIDEND:EDED$51.32
12/15/2017DIVIDEND:DOVDOV$21.85
12/15/2017DIVIDEND:MCDMCD$29.03
12/15/2017DIVIDEND:KOKO$46.41
12/18/2017DIVIDEND:VFCVFC$25.96
12/20/2017DIVIDEND:DD$53.13
12/21/2017DIVIDEND:YUMCYUMC$5.87
12/28/2017DIVIDEND:TROWTROW$2.94
12/28/2017DIVIDEND:GILDGILD$2.62
12/29/2017DIVIDEND:BCRBCR$1.05
12/29/2017DIVIDEND:BDXBDX$15.70
12/29/2017DIVIDEND:ALLEALLE$4.54
12/29/2017DIVIDEND:IRIR$40.10
Total: $746.07

ROTH Account

Year to date dividends: $1,932.19

DateDescriptionSymbolAmount
12/01/2017DIVIDEND:SBUXSBUX$2.11
12/01/2017DIVIDEND:PFEPFE$2.91
12/08/2017DIVIDEND:YUMYUM$5.24
12/11/2017DIVIDEND:EMREMR$27.60
12/12/2017DIVIDEND:MMMMMM$11.60
12/12/2017DIVIDEND:JNJJNJ$7.53
12/13/2017DIVIDEND:ULUL$43.85
12/15/2017DIVIDEND:KHCKHC$22.45
12/15/2017DIVIDEND:MCDMCD$11.49
12/15/2017DIVIDEND:KOKO$11.55
12/18/2017DIVIDEND:VFCVFC$19.13
12/21/2017DIVIDEND:YUMCYUMC$1.71
Total: $167.17

IRA Account

Year to date dividends: $649.07

DateDescriptionSymbolAmount
12/29/2017DIVIDEND:LTCLTC$1.97
Total: $1.97

I hope everyone had a great 2017 with a renewed sense of what can be accomplished with patience, not panicking, common sense and general investing consistency and discipline. These traits enable consistent dividend income results you see above as well as the knowledge that with high, moderate or even low income levels passive income growth can be achieved. Are any of these dividend stocks in your portfolio too? How was your December dividend income? Please let me know below.

 

Disclosure: Long all above

27 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update December 2017

  1. Nice post, Keith. I continue to enjoy your updates. I also like the use of multiple account types to leverage a balance of tax impacts.

    Overall, December was a good month for us and a number of other investors based on the year-end posts I read. We hit an average of $1k in passive income a month, so looking to grow that in 2018.

    Thanks again for the post. – Mike
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  2. Nice summary Keith and great results. Thanks for putting it together. I like some of the words you use to close and summarize the post….”patience, not panicking, common sense and general investing consistency and discipline”. Great investing traits as you say. I like to think we share them in common as well as many of the stock holdings you outline. Tom
    Tom @ Dividends Diversify recently posted…6 Steps to Create Your Passive Income Machine (Part 2)My Profile

  3. Hey DH,

    Congrats on 7,5k dividend income for 2017!! and a yoy increase of 23,6%. With a portfolio of your size that’s an amazing growth rate. Keep pushing and you’ll have a four figure monthly dividend income sooner than later.

    My dividend income for 2017 came in @ just over 4000$, a new record. If you have the time you can check the blogpost…

    https://dividendsolutions.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/dividend-income-dec-2017/

    2017 has been good to me, at every level;-)

    Wish you and your family all the best for 2018!

  4. Great month and great way to end the year. Getting close to the 1k mark for December, nice work. Lots of quality companies paying you. Very nice growth rate too. Keep making those quality buys. They are paying off in dividends for you. Have a good 2018!

  5. Nothing to complain about with numbers like that. $900+, 30%+ increase, over $7.5k for the year. That’s some awesome stuff. Your consistency with making purchases is one of the best things out of all of those traits. That’s what lets you keep building the portfolio up month after month, year after year. All the best in 2018.
    JC recently posted…1st Year of Options Trading: RecapMy Profile

  6. DH –

    Man.. just tore the cover off this month. Also – how many fricken aristocrats do you own!? I guarantee you’ll have well over $1,200 this December, or maybe you’ll just cross $2K, COME ON! You got this.

    Always,

    Lanny

  7. Hi Keith — congratulations on your ever-increasing dividend income. Great year over year growth! I just love quarter-ending months, as those usually allow me to set new records for monthly dividend income!

    Take care and happy investing in 2018!

  8. Hey Keith
    What an impressive YoY Growth and strong December dividend income. You really have built an enormously strong cash generation machine. Just thinking ten years ahead, the compound effect will work in your favour just miraculously.
    Have a great year 2018!

  9. Excellent growth you got here A+++!! And it’s from a very well-diversify portfolio, this offer a great safety net. Job well done!!

    Next up is 5-digits dividend payout!!

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