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.
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
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.