Again, one month passed and it is time to report my dividend income. It is time to write a post.
A post about my favorite topic, dividends! I hope this post inspires other people out there to start saving and investing as soon as they can. The power you feel knowing that you are richer than you were yesterday and you didn’t have to work a minute for it, is a wonderful feeling.
In total I received € 374.46 ($ 394.71) in passive income in December. My Vrijheid Fonds had four dividend increases. Aflac raised its dividend with 4.9%, McDonalds with 5.6%, Chevron with 0.90% and Microsoft with € 8.3% I really love this kind of increases.
If we take a closer look, the dividend was coming from:
- Royal Dutch Shell A (RDS) € 166.09
- Unilever (UN) € 65.30
- AFLAC (AFL) € 8.32
- Archer-Daniel-Midlands (ADM) € 9.91
- Chevron (CVX) € 31.35
- Coca Cola (KO) € 22.58
- Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) € 19.35
- McDonalds (MCD) € 15.92
- Microsoft (MSFT) € 10.07
- Realty Income (O) € 8.14
- Target (TGT) € 17.42
That makes a total of € 374.46. This is an increase of 35.8% from last years December. This increase was mainly due to dividend increases and the high Dollar price.
For an update of my Dividend Income click the hyperlink.
In 2016 I received a total in passive income of € 3,079.38. This in including the super-dividend from Ahold in July (€537.85).
If we take a look at my Vrijheid Fonds (Freedom Fund), you can see that due to my installed drip in RDS and UN the number of shares have risen.
My total portfolio value at the end of December is €79,165, which is an increase of 6.65% over last month November (€ 74,223). A huge part of this incredible monthly gain is due to the rising of the Dollar against the Euro (52% of my Vrijheid Fonds consist of Dollar funds) and the Year-end rally.
Again this month I made a nice step in my journey.
Thanks for reading!
Because all figures I give are in Euro’s. Because the exchange rates is not constant (duh…) my passive income changes per month (even if the dividend stays the same). For the record: I only post my passive income from dividend the month I received it on my brokers account. And it is after taxes.