Dividend Income Update June 2018

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 June totals I see that my year over year progress is moving at a nice clip. Now that half of 2018 is in the books my annual dividend income picture is looking a lot clearer. With that being said, let’s take a look back at my June 2018 dividend income.


Dividend income from my taxable account totaled $792.95 up from $597.51 an increase of 32.7% from June of last year.


Dividend income from my ROTH account totaled $178.06 up from $146.82 an increase of 21.3% from this time last year.


Dividend income from my IRA account totaled $5.78 down from $71.05 from this time last year. A decrease of -91.9%. No cause for concern here as payment schedules of CCP (now SBRA) and VTR have shifted from June.


Grand total for the month of June: $976.79 an increase of 19.8% from June 2017.


Brokerage Account

Year to date dividends: $2,843.02

Total: $792.95

ROTH Account

Year to date dividends: $1,089.47

Total: $178.06

IRA Account

Year to date dividends: $451.48

Total: $5.78


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. I’m excited to see what the second half of 2018 will bring. All I know for certain is that the market will definitely be higher, lower or flat come New Year’s Eve! In other words, I’ll continue with my monthly buys and slowly build up my passive income stream share by individual share and let the experts worry about what might happen.


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


Disclosure: Long all above

48 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update June 2018”

    • Hi JW,

      Not a weirdo at all 🙂 Many dividend blogs like to track dividend income progress on a monthly basis so we can see first hand how much growth our portfolio has generated. Before I started to blog I was exactly like you. I didn’t track my dividends at all and figured they were “in there” too 🙂

  1. Hi Keith, The thing I’ve been most happy about this year are dividend increases by my portfolio companies. I’m having the best year ever in that regard. And (knock on wood), no dividend reductions in my portfolio so far in 2018. Tom

    Jim, Not tracking your dividends does not make you a weirdo. Maybe us obsessed dividend fanatics are the weird ones, not sure. Tom
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    • Hi MH,

      Thank you for those kind words. Dividend investing can be easy if we don’t complicate things. Stick with solid, known income producing stocks, don’t panic sell, reinvest, enjoy dividend raises when you get them and just watch that passive income grow.

  2. Good Job. So close to the 1,000 a month mark you will surpass it soon. Month after month quarter after Quarter after quarter and year after year, solid dividends always get churned out. You have an awesome dividend machine. Keep it up
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    • Hi Doug,

      Always appreciate your comments and continued support. As you stated, month after month, etc. those dividends get churned out while we go about our daily lives. It’s a great feeling earning an income on the side without having to actively work for it. Thank you for commenting.

  3. It is fun watching that dividend figure rise and knowing that it is not likely to fall much if at all–as opposed to the share price, which we know may, and someday will drop. I’ve been positioning my portfolio more towards income lately as retirement isn’t too far off.

    • Hi RAnn,

      These posts are the most fun to write and read as you can track your progress to the penny and typically see consistent year over year gains. Who wouldn’t love to see that on a consistent basis. I think a lot of people would be better off with income generating portfolios as active work can be fleeting while regular income is a necessity.

    • Hi Passivecanadianincome,

      I was very pleased with my July results. Just goes to show the real cash in hand results dividend investing can achieve. Of course, it takes a lot of time but with patience amazing results can be had. Thank you for commenting.

  4. Solid month! Loving those YOY increases. You have a lot of similar payers like UL, JNJ, PEP, GILD. Almost $1,000 in passive income for being a loyal shareholder. You gotta love that!


    • Hi AAI,

      I do love it indeed! What a great way to earn a passive income stream. Just buy high quality stocks, be patient, reinvest, be a consumer of your holdings and get paid. DGI is fun. Thank you for your comment and continued support.

  5. Awesome results Divhut! Very close to the $800 mark. I surpassed the $50 level for the first time in June. I’ve got EMR and JNJ in my portfolio as well. Cheers, Dividend Niche

    • Hi DN,

      Looks like you are on the right track. It’s always nice hitting a milestone with your passive income. Just keep doing what you’re doing.

    • Hi MDD,

      Thank you for those kind words and encouragement. I will keep doing what I always have been doing which is consistently making buys, reinvesting and not panic sell when things go south.

  6. Looks like $1K for June was a foregone conclusion if those payment schedules hadn’t changed in your IRA account. Oh well, it will come any month now and will become a regular occurrence, I’m sure.
    I enjoyed seeing AFL lead your dividend payers. AFL has been a great investment for me over the years. It doesn’t get much attention, but continues to steadily deliver dividend growth… 35 years and counting.
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    • Hi ED,

      Those payout changes can be a bit frustrating at times as it skews our year over year results but I guess it doesn’t matter as long as we can show annual year over year gains. Love my AFL too. It’s one of my first dividend stocks I bought since going the DGI route and has since become my largest position. You have to love those quiet stocks that just perform for decades on end. Thank you for commenting.

  7. Keith,

    Another great month my friend! I love reading your post each month because it shows that the hard work you have been putting in over the last few years is really starting to pay off. Each dollar invested, each dividend re-invested, and each dividend increase have made receiving nearly $1,000 this month possible. Keep up the great work and keep on inspiring us all.


    • Hi DD,

      You know I’m a big fan of consistent investing which is part of the DGI trifecta I speak about all the time… fresh capital, reinvestment and dividend increases all contributing to an ever increasing passive income stream. What’s not to like about that? Sure, our stocks can sell off from time to time and it’s no fun seeing red in our portfolio but as long as our passive income grows we should be happy. Here’s to a strong second half of the year!

    • Hi MM,

      I have built up my portfolio over many, many years and this is simply my latest result. Let’s all keep raising the bar with our collective portfolios. As always, I appreciate your comment.

    • Hi DD,

      Every month I want to show year over year gains. If I can do that consistently I know I am headed in the right long term direction. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi JC,

      I always believe that consistency is a very important ingredient in the DGI pie. Regular investments can help smooth out all the highs and lows we see daily in stock prices and help provide an ever increasing passive income stream along the way. Thank you for commenting.

  8. Good report Div Hut. Congrats on the double-digit increase from last year. I really like your approach to investing. Just contribute on a monthly basis and let the experts worry about what might happen. That’s the approach I take as well.
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    • Hi DP,

      I like the way I invest as it keeps me calm at all times. There is no reason to panic when witnessing a strong market sell off or read fear driven sensationalism in the financial press. Every month, I simply buy. That’s it. I already went through 2008/09 and continued investing during those dark days. Why change what works especially when I can see first hand how my passive income has grown. Thank you for commenting.

  9. Great progress and solid result Keith. Congrats on having a solid month. We had a very solid June as well, received almost $1,700 in dividend income. 😀

  10. Hey Keith
    Again a strong month, congrats! And what an amazing list with wonderful businesses providing you with good organic dividend growth. Happy to have you as fellow shareholder in Unilever, PepsiCo.

    • Hi FS,

      I was very happy with my June totals. As long as I can put up year year over year gains every month I’m happy. I know stock prices may rise and fall in the near and mid term but my end goal is ever increasing passive income. Thanks for commenting.


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