Dividend Income Update September 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 September totals I see that my year over year progress is moving at a nice clip. Now that three quarters of 2018 are 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 September 2018 dividend income.


Dividend income from my taxable account totaled $809.61 up from $668.52 an increase of 21.1% from September of last year.


Dividend income from my ROTH account totaled $172.41 up from $154.87 an increase of 11.3% from this time last year.


Dividend income from my IRA account totaled $5.70 down from $44.03 from this time last year. A decrease of -87.1%. No cause for concern here as payment schedules of CCP (now SBRA) and VTR have shifted from September.


Grand total for the month of September: $987.72 an increase of 13.9% from September 2017.


Brokerage Account

Year to date dividends: $4,334.24

Total: $809.61

ROTH Account

Year to date dividends: $1,651.03

Total: $172.41

IRA Account

Year to date dividends: $690.76

Total: $5.70


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 final quarter 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 September dividend income? Please let me know below.


Disclosure: Long all above

40 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update September 2018”

    • Hi DD,

      Nice to know we share quite a few names in September. AFL has been with me since the beginning of my DGI adventure. No plans to sell it for the foreseeable future. Thanks for commenting.

    • Hi DD,

      Always appreciate your comment and continued support. I’m sure over time we’ll share more names on a month to month basis. Dividend growth investors tend to gravitate to similar quality names.

    • Hi Doug,

      Thank you for those kind words. It’s all about staying in the game and really tuning out all the financial noise we are bombarded with on a daily basis. It can really throw you off course if you aren’t careful. For now, it’s more of the same for me which means, monthly buys, reinvestment and enjoying those raises when they come.

    • Hi MR,

      Thank you for noticing. I try to maintain a balance, as best I can, with my dividend income. I never want to become too reliant on just a handful of stocks for the majority of my passive income. It’s a constant adjustment and I am not even close to where I’d like to be ideally.

  1. Great job Keith! Just shy of $1k but I’d be willing to be come December you’re crossing that mark. We’ve got double digit companies in common and I’ll be adding D to my dividend totals in September too after my small purchase last month. Keep up the good work!
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    • Hi JC,

      Thanks for your kind words and continued support. Nice to see we share so many common names for the month of September. It’s all about making those consistent buys and continuing to build up that passive income stream. Let’s hit it hard this final quarter.

    • Hi StepstoFI,

      You said it. Consistency is part of the DGI magic sauce. You have to keep investing every single month no matter what the market is doing or what’s going on in the world. Times will be good and times will be bad… the key is to stay in the game throughout.

    • Hi MDD,

      I’m not worried about the $1K milestone coming. I know in time I’ll get there. My long term goal is to average $1K a month. That would be nice. Thank you for your comment and continued support.

    • Hi FI,

      The only fees I pay on my accounts are the commissions for my buy trades. Right now, I pay $2 a trade under a grandfathered promotion Sharebuilder had for Costco members. Some of my trades are also free. There is no denying the positive effects the America First policies are having. For the near term it looks like this strong economic wave should continue.

  2. We share six of the same September dividend payers.You had solid YOY growth especially considering your capital base. Keep snowballing those dividends!

    • Hi Kody,

      Always nice to hear that I share some names in common with a fellow DGI player. I’ll continue with more of the same. Buying every month, reinvest my dividends and enjoy those raises when they come. Thank you for your continued support.

  3. The beginning of the month is exciting for dividend income investors! What a nice month for dividend income for you, DivHut! So close to 4 digits, and a 13.9% increase is impressive. You’re exactly right when you said this is proof that dividend investing works. I am not currently holding any of these stocks. My September income was solid with a nice yoy increase. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Hi RTC,

      It’s all about staying in the game with DGI. No constant buying and selling, feeding into the fear the financial headlines constantly spew and being consistent with the buying and not attempting to time the market. This result is the culmination of about ten years in the DGI space. Slowly but surely the passive income continues to grow. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  4. Keith – I love this line right here “The proof of our dividend investing strategy rests in these real results. After all, dividends don’t lie. ” Couldn’t have said it better myself and I don’t think we could find a better example of this than you. You continue to stay focused, invest, and grow your income. Stick to the plan and execute it. I love it! Congrats on yet another great month and keep on inspiring.


    • Hi DD,

      Thank you for those very kind words and continued support. I think many who attempt DGI fail not because they pick the “wrong” stocks, rather, they do not have the long term conviction and consistency to always be buying, shake off any negative news, ride out those 10%, 20%, 50% drops in market values and seek quick gains today instead of solid seemingly never ending passive income many years down the road. It takes a certain character to pull DGI off. As always, thank you for commenting.

  5. Hi Divhut,
    Solid month as always! So close to $1000 as well! Great work building up your portfolio, it really shows that it is possible.
    I am only sharing dividend from PFE with you this month 🙂

    • Hi BI,

      I’m sure we’ll be sharing many more names over time as you build out your portfolio holdings. DGI is a long and slow process and patience and consistency are as important as picking up the “right” stocks. Thank you for your continued support.

    • Hi TI,

      I very much look forward to hitting that $1K mark. It will come eventually. In the meantime, it’s more of the same. Consistent monthly buys, tuning out all noise and just collect that passive income stream.

  6. Excellent results as always, DivHut. Not only creeping up on the $1K month, but a couple of individual names pushing for $100 in your taxable account in AFL and SO. SO, D and ED made for a nice haul from the utilities sector, too.
    Your patience and consistency continue to be rewarded. Keep up the strong efforts!
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    • Hi ED,

      Thank you for those kind words. I have been at the DGI game for about ten years sloooooowly adding to my portfolio when I can (the early days went a lot slower) and keep up with my consistent monthly buys. Sure, a few dogs sit in my portfolio but on the whole I have created a passive income that continues to rise year in and year out. That’s what DGI is all about.

  7. Indeed, dividends don‘t lie and there was another nice cash stream generated by your very solid portfolio. Keep it up, it really is amazing to see the progress. Happy to have you as fellow shareholder in Unilever and PepsiCo.
    We had a very good September too, almost USD 800 and I am particularly happy about a 80 % YoY growth.

    • Hi FS,

      Looks like your portfolio is rocking and rolling along with that year over year gain. DGI is a great way to generate an ever increasing passive income stream. Why more people don’t follow this long term investing method is beyond me.

    • Hi DD,

      Patience and consistency are key to the DGI game. Just keep at it and in a year or ten you’ll get to these figures and better. Just keep moving forward share by individual share.


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