Tuesday, January 1, 2013

December 2012 Dividend Income Update

Dividends Received

Good way to end 2012 as I closed the year with my largest month ever as I broke the $1000 mark. With that said, 2 of my holdings (PAYX and CAT) bumped up their 2013 divided payments (PAYX 2 quarters of payments, CAT 1 quarter, FAF 1 quarter) which accounted for  reaching this milestone.  Total dividends received during the month were $1,078.92:
  • EXC $149.92
  • RDS.B $138.43
  • LMT $113.32
  • JNJ $103.82
  • PAYX $91.70
  • INTC $77.82
  • FAF$63.86
  • BDX $65.31
  • AFL $59.18
  • MCD $56.29
  • CVX $51.07
  • TEVA $43.47
  • EMR $29.63
  • GS $15.43
  • CAT $12.46
  • RDS.A  $5.43
  • FTR $1.78


This months purchases:
  • $2006 of TEVA at $37.78. Yield 2.08%
  • $650 of INTC at $20.33. Yield 4.43%.
  • $400 of RDS.B at $69.74. Yield 4.93%.
  • $400 of KMI at $34.19. Yield 4.21%.
  • $250 of MCD at $86.40. Yield 3.56%.
  • $250 of PM at $83.29. Yield 4.08%.
  • $200 of EXC at $30.05. Yield 6.99%
Also reinvested all dividends.
$5,166 in total new capital added (including reinvested dividends) with initial yield of 3.57%. 

Dividend Increases

  • GE 11.8% raise. +$67.98 annual income.

All together, annualized dividend income increased by $270 from last months total of $8,697 to $8,967. This means my dividend stocks will pay $8,967 in dividends over the next 12 months.


  1. AA,

    Congratulations on exceeding the $1k mark in dividends for one month. That's an amazing accomplishment. That just shows what patience and perseverance will do.

    You're definitely an inspiration. That's a hell of a list of companies paying you. I also had a great month, but just less than half of what you got this month. I hope to cross that elusive $1k mark in the next 5 years.

    Keep it up!

    Best wishes.

  2. Congratulations on setting on new record. Keep it up! Have a great 2013!

  3. Man, over $1k in dividends in a month is awesome. That'd be about 70% of the way to covering my minimum expenses. That's just remarkable and inspiring to see. Keep it up!

  4. Dividend Mantra,

    Thanks for the kind words. With you savings rate and investment discipline, I am sure you will be be crossing $1000 mark way before 5 years from now.


  5. Brett,

    Thanks man and happy new year to you! I am excited to really increase my passive income this year.


  6. Passive Income Pursuit,

    Thanks for stopping by! I am happy to cross the $1000 mark in a month and now have my eyes set on crossing the $1500 mark.


  7. Wow, you had an incredible month! 1000 a month in dividends is awesome. Keep up the good work!

    I should start contributing by early Feb. into my share builder account. I plan to have the bulk of my purchases going there. I can't wait to get to your level. It's very inspiring to watch your consistent purchases.

    Take care!

  8. All About Interest,

    Thanks man!

    I think you will like Sharebuilder..great for accumulating a good size portfolio over time.

    Take care!