April – Month review

Yes it’s that time again! I get to 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.

Okay lets see how much passive income I have received in June. It is the end of a quarter so normally it will be a good month for my Vrijheid Fonds. I had two dividend increases. Unilever raised its dividend with 6.00% and Johnson & Johnson with 7.20%. You have to love these kinds of increases. Furthermore Ahold announced a merger with Delhaize. I think it is good news. For more info see my post about this merger (here)

Lets take a look at the numbers and tell you the status of my Vrijheid Fonds and report my passive income for this month. In total I received € 231.52 ($ 258.20) in passive income.

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

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) € 194.95
Unilever (UN) € 60.07
Aflac (AFL) € 7.14
Chevron (CVX) € 17.13
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) € 17.14
McDonalds (MCD) € 13.60
Realty Income (O) € 7.23
Target (TGT) € 14.27

That makes a total of € 231.52, this is a 60.5% increase from last years June. This big increase is still due to rearranging my portfolio last year. But wow this feels good!

For an update of my Dividend Income click the hyperlink.

In 2015 I received a total in passive income of € 957.46

If we take a look at my Vrijheid Fonds (Freedom Fund), we can see that the value is lower than last month. This is mainly the result of the Greek misery.

My total portfolio value at the end of June is $56.467, which is a decrease of 3.76% over last month (€ 58,671). I again donated € 400 of fresh capital to my Vrijheid Fonds.

Again this month I made a nice step in my journey.

Thanks for reading!




Because all figures I give are in Euro’s. And 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.

2 thoughts on “April – Month review

    1. polliesdividend Post author

      At this moment RDS is about 11% of my portfolio.
      Ahold, Unilever and my mutual funds are a bigger portion.

      But RDS gives some nice dividend 😀

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