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.
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.
Lets take a look at the numbers and tell you the status of my Vrijheid Fondsand report my passive income for this month. In total I received €455.73 ($532.76) in passive income. I had three dividend increases. Unilever raised its dividend with 8.0%, Johnson & Johnson with 7.1% and Southern Company with 3.4%. You have to love these kinds of increases.
If we take a closer look, the dividend was coming from:
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) € 126.15
Bayer (BAYN) € 7.48 (sold my Rights *)
Unilever (UN) € 80.96
3M Company (MMM) € 8.90
Aflac (AFL) € 9.08
Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) € 9.99
Chevron (CVX) € 29.31
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) € 29.44
McDonalds (MCD) € 15.42
Microsoft (MSFT) € 9.77
Realty Income (O) € 19.15
Southern Company (SO) € 21.81
Target (TGT) € 31.56
Wal-Mart (WMT) € 17.01
Mutual Fund € 17.35
Rabobank Certificate € 22.34
* In the beginning of the month I received 12 Rights (in Dutch: Claim Emissies) from my Bayer Stocks. So for every Bayer stock I own, I got 1 Right. For more information about these Rights, read my post What to do with the Rights of Bayer?
Just before the closing of the deadline of the Rights, I sold my Rights. For more information about this Sell, just read my post Recent Sell – Rights Bayer AG – 2018. This proceeds of this sell has been written down as a special dividend in this post.
All these dividends together makes a total of €455.73, this is a 7.51% increase from last years June. Wow this feels good!
For an update of my Dividend Income click the hyperlink.
In 2018 I received a total in passive income of € 1,790.56
If we take a look at my Vrijheid Fonds (Freedom Fund) we can see it was a good month. My total portfolio value at the end of June is €97,526, whichis an increase of 1.77% over last month (€ 95,832). I again donated € 400.00 of fresh capital to my Vrijheid Fondsand I bought € 223 worth of mutual Funds for my “Safe-haven-sleep-well”part of my Vrijheid Fonds. This month I invested my side hustle income from my Members board expenses (€ 90).
Again this month I made a nice step in my journey.
How was your month? Did you receive more dividends than last year? I like to hear from you.
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.