Dividend Income Update March 2023

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 portfolio. Of course, as many dividend investors know, end of quarter months are always the most fun to report as they tend to be the largest payers of dividends.

By now we are all used to the markets wild upswings and down. Banks failing left and right. The system is clearly broken, and has been for a while, however, I could find comfort in one thing, my dividends (even if dividend cuts are very much on the table these days). As we all know, the market may move up and down irrationally and seemingly on a whim while our dividends remain much more stable, reliable and predictable. Sure, dividends may not increase every year and a cut or elimination is even possible but the odds are greatly reduced when you diversify among different companies and sectors and focus on dividend quality (free cash flow, EPS, debt, payout ratios and these days cash on hand). Keep in mind these days there are no shortages of accidental high yielding stocks but look at real cash on hand when viewing balance sheets. With that being said, let’s take a look at my March 2023 dividend totals.

03/01/2023GWWWW GRAINGER INC$24.19
03/01/2023AFLAFLAC INC$163.32
03/03/2023PFEPFIZER INC$25.27
03/06/2023SOSOUTHERN CO$116.26
03/07/2023JNJJOHNSON & JOHNSON$88.22
03/08/2023AMGNAMGEN INC.$4.33
03/09/2023MSFTMICROSOFT CORP$11.33
03/10/2023YUMYUM BRANDS INC$35.88
03/13/2023EMBCEMBECTA CORP$0.60
03/13/2023MMM3M CO$39.40
03/15/2023MCDMCDONALDS CORP$50.77
03/15/2023DOVDOVER CORP$23.34
03/17/2023VTRSVIATRIS INC$9.87
03/21/2023VFCVF CORP$23.53
03/21/2023ULUNILEVER PLC$9.21
03/31/2023PEPPEPSICO INC$40.57
03/31/2023AVGOBROADCOM INC$23.66
03/31/2023KHCKRAFT HEINZ CO$79.95
03/31/2023BPBP PLC$682.01

Four figures in a month is a win in my book. Earning $1,893.81 represents 12.6% year over year increase in passive income.

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 and with one rocky quarter under our belts let us hope that we’ll experience minimal to no dividend cuts going forward.

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

6 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update March 2023”

  1. Hey, this is Thomas. I appreciate the level of details you’ve provided in your dividend income report, including the breakdown of your holdings and the dividend yield analysis. Your insights are valuable for investors like me who are looking for investment opportunities in the dividend space. Waiting for your April 2023 report.

    • Hi TK,

      Thanks for the comment. I always like to highlight my portfolio activities each month with regard to my purchases and, of course, passive income received from my portfolio. Keep stacking those dividend paying shares.

  2. Over $600 in BP? Wow, nice cash flow there. I just bought my first shares of MCD a month ago. It will be awhile until I’m up to $50 in dividends from it. Seriously nice dividend report.

    • Hi JH,

      That’s a legacy position from my wife. That position is one of our oldest and we just kept holding through the good times and bad BP experienced. Like the MCD pick up. That’s another old timer in the portfolio.


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