Dividend Income Update November 2017

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 November totals I see that my year over year progress is still moving at a nice clip and I look forward to calculating my 2017 totals in a few weeks. With that being said, let’s take a look back at my November 2017 dividend income.


Dividend income from my taxable account totaled $313.78 up from $271.58 an increase of 15.5% from November of last year.


Dividend income from my ROTH account totaled $216.27 up from $188.31 an increase of 14.8% from this time last year.


Dividend income from my IRA account totaled $152.19 up from $81.52 from this time last year. An increase of 86.7%.


Grand total for the month of November: $682.24 an increase of 26.0% from November 2016.


Brokerage Account

Year to date dividends: $4,185.02

Total: $313.78

ROTH Account

Year to date dividends: $1,765.02

Total: $216.27

IRA Account

Year to date dividends: $647.10

Total: $152.19


I have to say I’m quite pleased with my November totals. Who would complain about an 26.0% 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 November dividend income? Please let me know below.


Disclosure: Long all above

38 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update November 2017

  1. Divhut,

    You are exactly right. The dividends and the results don’t lie. Congrats on such a strong performance in an “off” month. A 26% is amazing and I doubt too many people will earn that kind of a raise from their regular employer. And the best part is that the dividends are doing all of this work for you from behind the scenes. Man do I love dividend investing and seeing results like these just gets me even more excited about it all. Keep up the great work and I can’t wait to see your December results.

    Dividend Diplomats recently posted…Expected Dividend Increases – December 2017My Profile

    • Hi DD,

      Thanks for those great words about my monthly progress. Like you, I also love dividend investing. There’s something very satisfying about collecting hundreds of dollars passively month in and month out. I’m excited to see how we all finish the year. I still can’t believe that 2017 is coming to a close. Just goes to show there’s no point in “waiting on the sidelines” when it comes to dividend investing. Keep making those investments every single month no matter the amount. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Hi DivHut –
    Thanks for the update – congrats on another good month.

    I like how you’re utilizing 3 account types – taxable/brokerage, Roth, and IRA (assuming pre-tax / traditional) – for account diversification. I believe this is similar in importance to other types of portfolio diversification (asset classes, regions, sectors/industries, etc.). We’re trying to do the same thing across different account types (related: https://www.balanceddividends.com/balancing-account-types-to-balance-lifes-unknown-milestones/)

    Regarding your questions

    – (1) we do have exposure to these holdings but all via funds. We’ve recently began looking at individual securities, but 99% of our net worth is currently in funds. This will begin to change shortly.

    -(2) November was a slow month (most of our funds pay our the 3rd month of each quarter); I won’t only purchase a security for its distribution schedule, but it is interesting to consider utilizing quarterly paying securities with their distributions in the 1st or 2nd month of the quarter.

    Thanks for the post.
    Mike @ Balanced Dividends recently posted…Passive Income & Portfolio – November 2017 UpdateMy Profile

    • Hi BD,

      Personally, I would rather have just one account for simplicity but I understand the importance and benefits of retirement accounts in the mix as well. The IRA account was a legacy account that I never converted to ROTH so it just remained. It’s good to know that you have exposure to many of the stocks mentioned. it doesn’t matter whether it’s via individual holdings or through funds, you still have a stake in some great companies. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi MD,

      Not too shabby for a “light” month. I’ll take a 26% raise year over year every time. I’m still liking HRL and GIS. I like to buy when everyone else is crapping on a stock and not too long ago those two names were very much unloved and today seem to be climbing from their recent lows. As always, I appreciate the continued support and comment.

    • Hi DD,

      I know it can be difficult to block out all the noise we are constantly bombarded with but for a long term investment plan it must be done. There is just too much opinion and misinformation out there that’s more “news” based sensationalism for ratings than actual facts. If you have been following my blog for a while you know that I have made and will continue to make monthly buys no matter what’s going on in the world or financial markets. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  3. Hey DH,

    Congrats on that rock solid numbers! 26% yoy increase and a total of 680$ is fantastic. My November came in as just over 200$ of dividend income. AT&T, OHI and Welltower did the heavy lifting for me. The yoy increase was 53% which is a lot of motivation going into 2018!!

    Wish you happy holidays!


    • Hi DS,

      Thank you for your continued support. As you can imagine, I was quite happy with my November totals. It’s results like these that keep me motivated to stay on the DGI path. Like we all say, dividends don’t lie. Looks like you had a great month yourself. That’s an awesome total and year over year increase. Keep it going into 2018!

    • Hi MDD,

      Always happy to meet another GIS shareholder. It has been in my portfolio since day one and I plan to keep it for the foreseeable future. Buy quality stocks when they go on sale. Not too long ago GIS, HRL, CAH and others were at or near their 52 week lows and was a good time to pick some up. Keep up the good work on your end. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi BHL,

      November did not disappoint at all. The power of long term double digit increases will make itself known years down the road. It’s great being a dividend income investor 🙂 Thank you for your comment and continued support.

    • Hi Charlie,

      Just keep at it. DGI is a big time marathon and not a sprint. Stay consistent with your investments and have a long term horizon. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi ADD,

      I think that long term success in the DGI space depends on consistency. I can understand that life can come at you out of left field sometimes but the beauty of DGI is that even with a period of little to no investments being made your portfolio can still achieve dividend growth. As always, I appreciate your comment.

    • Hi ADD,

      I have a feeling we’ll be seeing some pretty impressive year end totals. The buying hasn’t really slowed among our DGI peers which should translate into some great year end numbers.

    • Hi DD,

      I didn’t expect such a strong year over year rise but I’ll take it for sure! Staying consistent with my monthly buying has definitely set me up for a strong month and I plan to continue making my monthly buys like always. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    • Hi DG,

      It’s always fun to read about our individual progress. These posts always motivate me to continue on my own DGI path as I’m sure others reading these updates feel the same way. Keep up the good work on your end as well. As always, I appreciate your comment.

    • Hi TDK,

      Thank you for those kind words. As long as I can put up year over year gains each month I know I am headed in the right direction. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi ED,

      I’m curious to see what my 2017 final total will be as well. No complaints from me about my progress this year. I continued to make my monthly purchases as always, investing with blinders on and just collecting those dividends. Sure, there have been some upsets along the way but as long as there is forward progress I’m happy. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    • Hi P2F,

      Thank you for those kind words. I plan to keep posting my updates and portfolio moves for the foreseeable future. Having this blog really made me much closer to my holdings and has enabled me to chart out my future path. As always, I appreciate your comment.

    • Hi WS,

      Appreciate the kind words and your continued support. No doubt, November was a solid showing and as you can imagine these updates just keep me motivated to continue on my own DGI path. Thank you for commenting.

    • Hi DS,

      These posts are the most fun to read and write among our DGI peers. Whether it’s an “off” month or not, nothing beats earning money passively. I’m looking forward to a strong 2017 finish. It will be interesting to see how my totals compare to last year. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi Passivecanadianincome,

      Happy to see we share a couple names for the month. It always amazes me to see how similar, yet varied, our collective DGI portfolios are. Sure we share many names but it’s always interesting to see the ‘other’ dividend stocks some of us hold. This just demonstrates the breadth of dividend stocks that are out there. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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