Expected Dividend Increases in October 2019

Expected Dividend Increases in October for my Vrijheid Fonds.


It has been a crazy couple of weeks. I have been working a lot, and that’s why I didn’t post more often. Unfortunately the crazy times aren’t over yet, and it is still hard to balance my time (Family – work – Polliesdividend – Vrijheid Fonds). But hey, this post can’t wait much longer to be posted otherwise it will be obsolete. So here is my post about the expected dividend increases.


I track the dividend increases of the companies in myVrijheid Fonds. There have been quite a few dividend increases announced so far in 2019 for my Vrijheid Fonds. The counter stands at 23 announcements already!!  It definitely has been a fun time to be a dividend growth investor. In this post I try to summarize as many companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month.




Why you ask? I find it fun to track the dividend increases because I like companies that regularly increase their dividend. I believe that companies can only increase their dividends regularly if they grow earnings sufficiently. And it is the most outward sign by management as to how business is going. These companies show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings. And that are the kind of companies I like in my Vrijheid Fonds.



Last month

But before I take a look at the month of October, just let us first look back if the companies of the previous month’s article did what I expected. 



Microsoft (MSFT)

On September 18th MSFT announced a 10.9% increase of their quarterly dividend rate, from $0.46 per share to $0.51 per share. For more information about this increase see my post about this Dividend increase of MSFT.


This increase is higher than the last two years and my predictions were smack on. I like this kind of raises.















 Table 1. Dividend increases of MSFT



McDonalds (MCD)

On September 19th the board of directors of MCD approved the company’s 43rd annual dividend increase, raising the dividend from $1.16 to $1.125. This is an increase of 8%

For more information about this increase see my post about this dividend increase of McDonald’s.
















Table 2. Dividend increases of MCD


This increase was a little below my expectations. Unfortunately, the upward trend has been broken. I’m a little bit disappointed. 



Realty Income (O)

As I have said already, Realty income is raising its dividend like clockwork. On September 17th Realty Income announced a 0.2% increase of their monthly dividend rate, from $0.2265 per share to $0.227 per share. For more information about this increase see my post about this dividend increase of Realty Income.



2019 September

2018 September

2017 September

2016 September








Table 3. Dividend increases of O


I was spot on with my prediction about this increase. 🙂


These were my dividend increase for the month of September. All these nice increases are responsible that my annual dividend will increase with a total of € 2.83 ($ 3.12). My Vrijheid Fonds is working for me and gives me some extra money, and this just by doing nothing!




Here are my predictions for the dividend increases I expect in October 2019. 


Well I can be very short about this. I don’t expect dividend increases for my Vrijheid Fonds in the month October of 2019. The only surprise that is slightly possible, is that AFL will announce an extra dividend increase for 2019. This because their increase in March wasn’t very. But I have to be honest, this is more hope than reality (unfortunately).




I made some extra money, just by doing nothing. This is what passive income is all about! Unfortunately I don’t foresee some new dividend increases this month.


Next month I will write a review and look back at my predictions. Which dividend increase are you expecting? I like to hear from you.







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