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.


  1. Hello,

    I discovered your blog from your post in Dividend Mantra's final post. I was just curious about a few things:

    1) Are you still doing any strongman events?
    2) By total passive income, do you mean interest and dividends received? Or some other definition?
    3) By annual dividend income, do you mean the dividends you would receive if the div stays the same over a year from the measuring period? Sort of a potential measurement, as opposed to an absolute value.
    4) It looks like you deployed a ton of capital last year. Is that due to a large savings rate? Or are you using some leverage (be it cheap margin, 0% CC offers, cheap HELOC, etc.)?

  2. Hey there,

    I am currently retired from strongman but still do train events from time to time. Bad knee!

    $8000 is my goal for total dividends received plus interest. I have a high yield checking account and also about $10k in Lending Club.

    Annual dividend income means that I have a goal to receive $8400 in annual income for the next 12 month on Jan 1 2013. Annual dividend income is 12 months forward looking.

    My capital came from a high savings rate.