Dividend Income Update May 2017

It is always nice to take the time to review the dividends that companies pay me to hold their stocks in my portfolio. May was no exception! It is July and I’m only posting my May update now. Normally I’m not so behind but I’ve been travelling for work then started a vacation and just found some time to put together this post.


Just like last month, given how late this post is, I’m going to skip the S&P500 map. I added to my ETF holdings again in May but did not make any stock purchases.

The main indices I follow were rather flat through the beginning of May. There was a big dip mid month, followed by slight increases for two of the three indices:
S&P500 +0.98%, NASDAQ +1.76%, TSX -1.44%.

May Dividends Received: 

RY $5.22
ZCS $0.08
ZFM $0.06
Total: $5.36

When compared to May 2016, my dividend income grew by +1.9%, from $5.26 to $5.36. May was a bit of a slow month in my portfolio, but there is nothing wrong with getting money from one of Canada’s largest banks and two quality bond ETFs.

Most of the holdings in my Niche Fund pay quarterly dividends so some months will have more income reflected than others. This month, I decided to include dividends received from my ETF holdings in addition to my dividend stock holdings. This should provide a more interesting roundup each month, especially as the ETF holdings pay more consistently than some of my stocks.

My Dividend Income page has a calendar showing when I expect to receive dividends from each of my stock holdings.

Thank you for checking out my blog. If you have a DGI blog I would be interested to hear from you so I can update my bloglist.

I’m not sure whether I’ve ever mentioned this or not, but each of the featured images for my dividend income blog posts was taken by me wherever I happened to be that month. The photo for May is a sea of tulips shot near Dow’s Lake in Ottawa. I’ll do a roll up post to give more info on my previous photos in the coming weeks. There are quite a few different countries featured!

I hope everyone is enjoying a nice summer and keep sharing your dividend growth posts. It is great to see the analysis and shout outs to fellow bloggers out there.



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