June 2017, Month review of my Vrijheid Fonds

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.


Month review


June is history, and lets see what it brought. June is always a good month. It is the last month of the quarter and a lot of companies pay dividend in June. This is always a good month for my Vrijheid Fonds.

I had two dividend increases. Unilever raised its dividend with 12% and Johnson & Johnson with 5%. You have to love these kinds of increases.



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 €423.90 ($484.67) in passive income.

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

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) € 162.36
Unilever (UN) € 73.75
Aflac (AFL) € 7.67
Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) € 9.75
Chevron (CVX) € 28.91
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) € 28.10
McDonalds (MCD) € 14.68
Microsoft (MSFT) € 9.28
Realty Income (O) € 7.85
Target (TGT) € 31.22
Wal-Mart (WMT) € 17.06
Mutual Fund € 10.93
Rabobank Certificate € 22.34

That makes a total of €423.90, this is a 25.47% increase from last years June. Wow this feels good!




For an update of my Dividend Income click the hyperlink. In 2017 I received a total in passive income of € 1,596.28


Vrijheid Fonds

If we take a look at my Vrijheid Fonds (Freedom Fund) we can see it took little dive. It depends on the mood swings of Mr. Market. So I know my Vrijheid Fonds fluctuates. And besides Mr. Markets, the exchange rate of the Dollar also has a big influence on the value of my Vrijheid Fonds.

But this decline of the market, is it the beginning of a long awaited correction? (this is the third longest bull market in history). Do we see the bears coming out the woods?

I have been reading a lot about a big correction lately. I have seen wise men and so called gurus screaming on TV that a correction is coming. The number of ads on the TV that try to seduce people to start investing is increasing by the day. These are all signs that we reached the peak of the bull market.

But hey, I don’t care much about this news. I’m in it for the long run. And a correction always presents a good buying opportunities.

My total portfolio value at the end of June is € 81,740, which is a decrease of 2.1% over last month (€ 83,498). I again donated € 400.00 of fresh capital to my Vrijheid Fonds and I bought € 214 worth of mutual Funds for my “Safe-haven-sleep-well” part of my Vrijheid Fonds.




Again this month I made a nice step in my journey. How was the month of June for you? Did you buy some new stocks? What do you think of the current market?

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.

6 thoughts on “June 2017, Month review of my Vrijheid Fonds

  1. DividendSolutions

    Hi Pollie,

    great results for the month of June!! over 400$ is awesome. When i take a look at the stocks which paid you this month, it’s especially Unilever and Johnson&Johnson i like to add to my portfolio. Unfortunately they don’t come cheap right now…but i can be patient, sometimes;-).

    I just purchased some new stocks and if you have the time you can check it out here:


    My dividend income report for June will be out later today or tomorrow…

    Best Regards,

    1. Pollie Post author

      Hello DS,

      Yes June was a great month. I hope to break the €500 dividend in one month very soon.
      And yes, the quality stocks are highly priced at this moment. We just have to have some patients.

      You bought some AT&T, they are on my watch list to. I just haven’t pulled the trigger yet.
      And I will dive into Cisco soon. I haven’t done research on this company lately.

      I hope your dividend income for June wil be as awesome as mine!


  2. Dividend Daze

    Nice month for your dividends. An impressive 25% increase is pretty substantial and a record high for that month. Keep making those quality buys and watching it grow more!

  3. Mr. Robot

    Hi Pollie, nice results again this month! Looking forward to you corssing the €500,- mark.

    I’ve initiated a position in Cisco last month, love the company.

    1. Pollie Post author

      It would be great to cross the €500 mark!

      Cisco is a good company. I’m gathering data and hopefully write a post about it


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