Dividend Income Update November 2017

November was a very busy month, but not for the portfolio! It has historically been one of the quieter months in terms of overall dividends received and this was no exception. I made a stock purchase this month (finally!) which I’ll dive into in more detail in an upcoming post. Here is a hint:


The S&P500 reached new heights, again, to hit 2,647 by the end of November. All three of the main indices I follow saw gains through the end of the month: S&P500 +2.60%, NASDAQ +1.20%, TSX +1.90%. GE cut their dividend and you’ll note they’re one of the reddest names on the map below.

This month brought in a small amount, but a nice healthy increase over November 2016. I received $6.37, a 27.91% increase over this month last year. My annual total now stands at $145.15, just under my 2015 + 2016 totals combined! It looks like I will cruise past the $150 mark when I share my next update at the end of December.

October Dividends Received

RY: $5.46
CGX: $0.56
ZCS: $0.21
ZFM: $0.14

Total: $6.37

Most of the holdings in my Niche Fund pay quarterly dividends so some months will have more income reflected than others. From now on, I’ll 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.

The featured image for this post is one of my favourite buildings in Ottawa, the Chateau Laurier.

If you have a DGI blog, I would be interested to hear from you so I can update my blogroll.



7 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update November 2017

  1. Hey DN, the Finviz chart seems appropriate this month given all the green and red! Looks like you are making progress in the monthly dividend income amounts, but they appear to be growing fairly slowly. Are you investing more in mutual funds or ETFs, as opposed to dividend stocks?


    1. Thanks Paul, yes the red and green are very festive! The slower growth is due to me building up other parts of my portfolio through much of 2016-2017. I am working on the dividend side more these days so hope to get the momentum going. On the plus side, many of my existing holdings have increased their dividends since I purchased. Even without much new capital my passive income grew significantly.


  2. Slowly but surely your portfolio is making some good progress. Just look at your annual total being more than your ’15 and ’16 total combined. That says a lot. Nice to be a fellow RY shareholder too. Keep up the good work.


  3. Hi DN,
    Congrats on a nice increase from last year. You’ve got some interesting stocks in your portfolio, I am actually not sharing any of those that paid you in November 🙂


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