Friday, January 27, 2012

Strong Start for 2012 and recapping 2011

Strong bull market to start the year.

Even though it has taken a bit of a breather the past 3 days, it is still close to 3 year highs closing today at 12,660.

To recap 2011, on January 1, 2011 my annualized dividend income stood at $2931. One year later, I stand at $6,048. This represents a 106% increase.

Actual dividends received in 2011 amounted to $4023. This represents a 252% increase from 2010's total of $1597.

Finally, total passive income of interest and dividends totaled $5,234 for 2011. 2010's total was $2731. This represents a year over year increase of 91.6%.

I will be hard pressed to meet these year over year % gain numbers for 2012 but I will try my best.

My goals for 2012:
1) $8400 annual dividend income.
2) $8000 total passive income.