The beginning 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. No doubt, these are the best posts to write and read online as it only provides further proof that dividend investing can work over time and that anyone can create an ever growing passive income stream.
Looking back at my January totals I see that my year over year improvement has been progressing just fine. One nice thing about my January total was the addition of $897.56 as a result of the C.R. Bard, Inc. (BCR) merger with Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX). In addition to the cash I also received 2.0441 shares in BDX. Both BCR and BDX have been long time holdings in my dividend growth portfolio. With that being said, let’s take a look back at my January 2018 dividend income.
Dividend income from my taxable account totaled $245.72 up from $206.97 an increase of 18.7% from January of last year.
Dividend income from my ROTH account totaled $139.11 up from $121.29 an increase of 14.7% from this time last year.
Dividend income from my IRA account totaled $45.40 up from $12.20 from this time last year, an increase of 272.1%
Cash received from BCR/BDX merger: $897.56
Grand total for the month of January dividends: $430.23 an increase of 26.4% from January 2017.
Grand total for the month of January dividends plus cash received: $1,327.79
Now that’s a strong start to 2018! Getting that extra cash was a nice boost as it’s always great seeing a four digit month.
Year to date dividends: $245.72
Year to date dividends: $139.11
Year to date dividends: $45.40
Are any of these dividend stocks in your portfolio too? How was your January dividend income? Please let me know below.
Disclosure: Long all above