It’s dividend income update time. One of my favorite times of the month as I get to review my previous month of passive income received from my dividend income portfolios.
Looking back, October was a relatively quiet month for me in terms of making several separate buys. Over the course of the month I made only one tranche of buys which saw me add to my Dover Corporation (DOV) holdings in my taxable account and Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) in my ROTH account. With that CAT buy, I have officially fully contributed to my ROTH for 2015 and thus will not be able to make any new buys in that account till 2016 which is kind of a bummer as I would still like to add to my Canadian banks at current levels. In any case, the dividends continue to roll in which is really what we’re all concerned about. With that being said, let’s take a look at my October dividend totals.
Dividend income from my taxable account totalled $269.94 up from $231.75 an increase of 16.5% from October of last year.
Dividend income from my ROTH account totalled $96.30 up from $53.52 an increase of 79.9% from this time last year.
Dividend income from my IRA account totalled $0.00 equal to $0.00 from this time last year.
Grand total for the month of October: $366.24 an increase of 28.4% from October 2014.
Year to date dividends: $2,629.61
Year to date dividends: $829.82
Year to date dividends: $96.36
No doubt the strong continued growth in my ROTH account can be attributed to my Canadian bank holdings, The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) and Royal Bank of Canada (RY) as I have been adding to those names monthly for well over a year. October also saw a semi-annual dividend payment coming in from Diageo plc (DEO) which also enhanced the totals for the month.
Are any of these dividend stocks in your portfolio too? How was your October dividend income? Please let me know below.
Disclosure: Long all above