Can you believe it? One month of 2015 is already in the books. And while it’s sometimes sad to see how fast time flies the new month always brings cheer as we calculate the previous month of passive dividend income earned. January was no exception and I am very pleased with the start of 2015.
I was curious to see how January will stack up in terms of dividend income as I invested a lot more heavily towards the end of 2014 when compared to the start. This was very evident in my General Electric Company (GE) dividend as it increased from $8.56 in the beginning of 2014 to $35.33. Of course, this is just one example. The end of 2014 also saw me initiate new positions in Unilever plc (UL), The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) and Royal Bank of Canada (RY) in my ROTH account which will no doubt boost my 2015 dividend income as well. With that being said, let’s review January’s dividend income.
Dividend income from my taxable account totalled $199.91 up from $124.65 an increase of 60.38% from January of last year.
Dividend income from my ROTH account totalled $74.38 up from $24.70 an increase of 201.13% from this time last year.
Are any of the names below in your portfolio too? How was your January dividend income?
Year to date dividends: $199.91
Year to date dividends: $74.38
Disclosure: Long all above