Dividend Income Update March 2018

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. March 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 March 2018 dividend income.


Dividend income from my taxable account totaled $679.27 up from $568.21 an increase of 19.5% from March of last year.


Dividend income from my ROTH account totaled $159.04 up from $140.58 an increase of 13.1% from this time last year.


Dividend income from my IRA account totaled $59.92 down from $98.46 from this time last year, a decrease of -39.1%. (Nothing wrong here. VTR used to pay in March last year which explains the year over year decrease along with CCP which no longer exists after the SBRA merger and a delayed LTC payout which came in April instead of March).


Grand total for the month of March: $898.23 an increase of 11.3% from March 2017.


Brokerage Account

Year to date dividends: $1,255.65

Total: $679.27

ROTH Account

Year to date dividends: $521.28

Total: $159.04

IRA Account

Year to date dividends: $210.12

Total: $59.92


I have to say I’m quite pleased with my March totals. Who would complain about an 11.3% year over year increase? 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. Just remember, sometimes investing with blinders on can be beneficial as it blocks out the constant noise we are bombarded with on a daily basis and keeps you focused on the job at hand which is to keep investing, not falling for market timing traps, diversifying, not getting shaken out of the market when it tumbles and just creating a solid, ever growing passive income stream.


Are any of these dividend stocks in your portfolio too? How was your March dividend income? Please let me know below.


Disclosure: Long all above

23 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update March 2018

  1. Solid results here Divhut, great to see your even grew dividend with one being switched into another month. You are certainly doing something right! Dividends indeed don’t lie.

  2. Nice list paying you. Seems you had a good month and quarter overall. I am in the same boat with the LTC payment. But the position is small so it really doesn’t change growth numbers all that much. I agree, moving payments isn’t a loss. You just realize that growth in a different month. Keep up the good work!

  3. Congrats on an excellent month DH. Very impressive growth, and I like your description of the “trifecta“ of dividend investing. I never thought about it that way.

    You own some strong dividend growth stocks that I was watching a few years ago but never bought – MMM and MCD are two examples. They should be solid dividend payers for years to come. Great work!

  4. DH –

    Great month of dividends, bottom line. Also – I like where the companies are located in their respective type of account. Just am so happy and impressed on the path you are on, and the dividends you receive throughout the year is just awesome.


  5. Amazing month DH. You made a great point in your intro that regardless of what happens that through the drip your income will grow. You have a lot of good companies in your portfolio and im proud to be a fellow shareholder in a couple of them. Im excited to see what the future holds. Thanks for sharing.
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  6. DivHut,

    Great work! We are both just so close hitting that four digit mark in the month of March. I have hit the 4 digit mark in December for the last few years thanks for to some annual dividends received from previous mutual funds I’ve owned int he past. Last year, I hit the mark in June thanks to a special dividend from NGG. I would expect that you’d hit the 4 digit milestone relatively easy this same time next year primarily due to dividend increase and perhaps from a few more purchases in the intervening 12 months. Keep it up, it’s inspiring!


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