A crazy month has passed

What a crazy month has passed. The market was going up and down like crazy. I took advantage of mister market mood and bought some Johnson&Johnson (JNJ). See my blogpost.

Furthermore this month ARCP had some bad, bad news. Which mad the stock price shrink. I think by now everybody knows what the news was. So I will not talk about it anymore. I decided not to sell my stocks ARCP, luckily it is just a small part of my portfolio.

A new month means also time to summarize my dividend income from the past month. In total I received € 28.43 in passive income.

If we take a closer look, the dividend was coming from:

  • Coca Cola (K) € 16.56
  • Realty Income (O) € 6.22
  • American Realty Capital Prop. (ARCP) € 5.65

That makes a total of € 28.43. This is a nice increase from last years October.
For an update of my Dividend Income click the hyperlink. In 2014 I received a total in passive income of € 854.70

If we take a look at my Vrijheid Fonds (Freedom Fund), you can see that I bought 30 stocks of Johnson&Johnson. And I donate some cash to my Vrijheid Fonds (€ 5,000.-). At this moment most of the stocks are, in my opinion, (again) overvalued. So I’ll wait and stay cool. When there will be a dip in the market, I’ll be back. Or, of course, when I discover a buying opportunity.

My total portfolio value at the end of October is $46,963, which is an increase of 11.9% over last month September (€ 41,967). Most of the gain came due my cash contribution and a slightly stronger Dollar against the Euro.

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.

8 thoughts on “A crazy month has passed

  1. roadmap2retire

    Congrats on the dividend income, Pollie. Hope the hit from ARCP isnt too bad. Its not a stock I ever invested in and dont really follow closely, but it was hard to miss. Lots of DGIs took a hit last week because of it.

    Best wishes for the future

    1. polliesdividend Post author

      Thanks for your reaction. ARCP was not a nice stock to have last week (understatement 😉 ). But luckily my exposure to it is not that big. A few fellow DGI’s took a bigger hit. So not a nice week

  2. Tawcan

    Congrats on the dividend income. Looks like a lot of bloggers have ARCP in their portfolios and have taken the same hit on the recent price drop. Good to know it’s only a small percentage of your portfolio.

    1. polliesdividend Post author

      Hello Tawcan,
      A lot of fellow bloggers lost some money. There are some great post about ARCP on their sites.
      For me i’m glad i only have a small percentages of my portfolio in ARCP.
      How about you?

  3. Dividend Diplomats


    Similar to my comrade Bert owning ARCP – don’t sweat it and management will fix the situation. Congrats on the purchase and another increasingly successful month! Two more until the year is over – keep it going!


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