Dividend Income Update September 2017

Here we are once again. Our favorite time when we get to tally up our passive income earned from the previous month. It should come as no surprise that as dividend income investors we all covet those end of quarter months as they tend to be our highest payouts throughout the year.


Looking back at the last nine months of 2017 we’ve seen no shortage of potential monkey wrenches thrown at this market yet it continues to chug along. It just goes to show the old adage of staying in the market reigns supreme as calls for a correction have been blaring for several years with nothing to show for it. I guess what I’m trying to say, is not to fear a correction but simply accept it, as it is part of investing. This is true for all asset classes whether you hold precious metals, real estate, stocks, bonds and even cryptocurrencies. Prices and values rise and fall and it’s folly to think anyone can outsmart a marketplace. At best, you can get lucky with your timing but that’s all it is. Luck. Personally, I’m continuing to make investments every month as I always have been doing. Even with the market at all time highs there are many quality dividend paying stocks trading at much more attractive prices and yields as of late. That’s where I buy. I look for the unloved stocks that can continue to pay out dividends and simply grow my passive income stream one share and one dollar at a time. Over a decade or two or three even, it can add up to some serious “coin.” With that being said, let’s take a look at my September 2017 dividend totals.


Dividend income from my taxable account totaled $668.52 up from $457.69 an increase of 46.1% from September of last year.


Dividend income from my ROTH account totaled $154.87 up from $81.42 an increase of 90.2% from this time last year.


Dividend income from my IRA account totaled $44.03 down from $44.96, a year over year decrease of -2.1%.


Grand total for the month of September: $867.42 an increase of 48.5% from September 2016.


Brokerage Account

Year to date dividends: $3,490.16

Total: $668.52

ROTH Account

Year to date dividends: $1,415.35

Total: $154.87

IRA Account

Year to date dividends: $492.96

Total: $44.03


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

Disclosure: Long all above

42 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update September 2017”

    • Hi MR,

      September was a record haul for me. As you can imagine I was quite pleased with those results. I’ll keep sticking with the well known long term dividend paying stocks, stay diversified and be consistent with my buys. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    • Hi DL,

      This was a record month for me. I have my eyes on the longer term prize of hitting four digits and eventually four digits every month. In time… In the meantime I’ll continue with my monthly buying and slowly build up my passive income stream. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi SD,

      Appreciate those kind words and support. That’s the plan… continue making buys every month in quality dividend payers, diversifying and reinvesting my dividends to help move that snowball along a little faster. I can’t believe the year is close to ending. Time sure does fly which is why we need to remain invested. Thank you for commenting.

    • Hi MDD,

      I appreciate those kind words and encouragement. I see four digits in my future and will be very excited to see that achievement when I finally get there. Keep up the good work on your end and stick to those solid known dividend paying stocks!

    • Hi Passivecanadianincome,

      September was a very solid month for my portfolio. As long as I can continue to post year over year gains, no matter how large or small, I’ll be happy and know I am headed in the right direction. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  1. Divhut – as always. Amazing results here. That is some impressive dividend growth. That is an amazing list of companies that have been around for a while and should continue their streak of success in the long run. Increases like get me excited about what is to come for you, baby DivHut, and so many others in the community.

    Take care!


    • Hi DD,

      Those end of quarter months are always the most fun to report. September was no exception. As you already know, I’ll continue making my monthly buys no matter where the market stands and slowly build up my passive income stream dollar by dollar and share by share. Consistency is the key. No timing or hoarding cash for me. I’ll be posting baby DivHut’s quarterly results in a couple days. He’s continuing to rock and roll as we all are. As always, I appreciate your comment.

  2. Hey DivHut
    Impressive YoY-growth, I like your September dividend contributors, all solid companies. Glad to have you as fellow shareholder in UL.
    I agree, there are still attractive stocks, unloved sectors. So tremendous opportunities, with or without a severe market correction.
    Keep up your great work.

    • Hi FS,

      It’s always nice to see a strong double digit year over year gain even when a portfolio starts to grow in size. UL has been on a tear so far in 2017. Just goes to show that even an old world consumer staple that does not really operate in a sexy sector can still yield some great results. Keep looking for those attractive stocks. They still exist out there. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi MD,

      No complaints from me about my September results. I was quite pleased to see my totals for the month. Just goes to show that slow and steady, consistent investing can lead to some great rewards down the road. Thank you for your kind words and continued support.

  3. Great results, DivHut! Four digit numbers will soon be just around the corner. Awesome to see AFL delivering your top total this month. I got a nice payment from them as well. We had 7 dividend payers in common this month… more than I might have thought. Wishing you continued progress and success.
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    • Hi ED,

      I eagerly wait that magic four digit month to arrive. In the meantime, I’ll continue making my monthly buys and slowly build up that passive income stream share by share dollar by dollar. Nice to see we had some names in common paying us last month. Thank you for your continued support.

    • Hi DD,

      Thank you for those kind words. I’ll be sticking with those known quality dividend payers for the foreseeable future. As always, I appreciate your comment.

  4. Great month. Those are some huge growth numbers. Looks like all of your recent buys have been paying off. And will be interesting to track the cryptocurrencies as well. Best of luck going in the fourth quarter.

    • Hi DD,

      I have been going the DGI route for about ten years taking my time, consistently buying and, so far, not selling a single share even when the world fell apart in 2008/09. It’s a long process but seeing the consistent year over year gains makes it all worth it. I’ll be documenting my cryptocurrency experience going forward as well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    • Hi DG,

      I agree that the YUMC announcement was music to my ears. You just have to love a spin off that also pays a dividend. There’s so much to love about the DGI method. As always, I appreciate your comment.

  5. Awesome stuff Keith. Pushing up near $900 is great. We set a personal best and passed $900 for a month for the first time in September which was pretty cool to see. I can’t wait to hit that first $1k month but it probably won’t be until late next year unless we get a chance to really contribute some fresh capital but currently our plan is debt pay down first unless there’s an opportunity that we just can’t pass up.

    I admire your ability to stick with your investment plan and continually invest cash month after month. Just curious how your game plan works. Do you try and stay fully invested at all times? Or do you keep a certain amount of cash on the sidelines for great opportunities and then just invest the excess? I’m thinking once we get back to regular investing sometime in 2018 that we’ll probably look to get about $10k on the sidelines in our brokerage account and then any extra savings each month will be invested. That will let us have cash for any drastic moves in the markets but also keep moving the portfolio forward.

    All the best and hope to see y’all finish the year strong.
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    • Hi JC,

      It’s always a great feeling to hit higher milestones as we see our passive income streams collectively grow. Like you, I also anticipate my first ever four digit month but know that I still have some time till I get there. No worries. I’m patient. I have been doing this sloooooow and steady for a decade now. To answer your question, I am pretty much fully invested all the time. My monthly cash flow for buys comes from my work and savings rate so I should always have at least $800 a month to invest if not more. Ever since I went the DGI route I have been, for the most part, fully invested. I don’t really believe in hoarding cash waiting for that proverbial shoe to drop as no one knows when it will occur. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

      • I took a similar approach to you when I first started investing and was pretty much 100% invested at all times. Of course each month I was adding $2-6k to the brokerage account so there was always a big chunk coming soon. I’m debating how I want to approach this once we can get back to regular investing. I’m thinking I might keep a small amount of cash on the sidelines for special opportunities, maybe 5% which would be around $10k based on my current portfolio value, and then be 100% invested with all money on top of that from savings. Although if I know me that probably won’t happen because if I see cash in the account and a decent value out there I’m most likely going to make the purchase.

        • Hi JC,

          It’s all a matter of preference. For my money, I feel comfortable being 100% invested as I know that I’m putting my cash to work and taking constant advantage of time in the market. As you know, it’s what you feel comfortable doing. Some might think 5% is way too much or not enough especially when a market is making new all time highs throughout the year. Thanks for the reply.

    • Hi MSLM,

      I don’t think you missed anything in the crypto world. While it’s making daily headlines it is far from becoming mainstream. When the day comes that I see my parents buying and using cryptocurrencies then I know it has arrived. In the meantime, the crypto world has come out of the shadows and is being accepted by more early to mid adopters. There is still a long way to go. Of course, dividends will still be my focus. As always, I appreciate your comment.

    • Hi DI,

      It was awesome to see my September totals approaching that magic four digit mark. I know, in time, I’ll get there. One step at a time right. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi R2R,

      Thank you for those kind words and continued support. No complaints on my end about hitting almost 50% year over year growth. I eagerly wait reporting my first four digit month. Perhaps in another year I’ll get there. As always, I appreciate your comment.

    • Hi MDD,

      In time, anything is possible. Keep investing, don’t get shaken out of the market, reinvest and you’ll get there. Keep showing forward growth and know you are headed in the right direction. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  6. Congrats on earning $867.42 worth of dividend income in September, Keith! 48.5% in an impressive YOY increase. I can’t say that I’m holding some of the stocks that paid you this month. But I plan on holding a few of them eventually. My dividend income was good in terms of percentages, but it was still only a small amount. I’m still happy with the growth though. Also, I appreciated your thoughts on investing every month. I’m doing the same! Take care 🙂
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    • Hi RTC,

      It was an amazing month for dividend income. Nice double digit year over year gains just continue to show me the progress I have been making all year. Keep doing what you’re doing on your end. Keep showing growth and eventually you will be impressed by the actual dollars that are rolling in. DGI takes a lot of time to get things rolling but in the long run you’ll be a happy investor for taking these first steps. As always, I appreciate your comment.

    • Hi AB,

      Thanks for the continued support. As you know I took the crypto plunge and while that may be a crap shoot I know that my dividends will continue to pump out reliable streams of cash. Thank you for commenting.


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