Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
This post is really late, but better late than never. February is usually one of the slowest month in terms of passive income for the portfolio. This was no exception in 2018. It will likely stay that way until I add more equities with monthly or quarterly payments that pay out in February.
There were some significant dips in the markets I follow, but I didn’t make any new stock purchases. The indices I track were down across the board by the end of the month: S&P -4.3%, NASDAQ -3.3%, and TSX -3.4%.
While still very very small, my February 2018 dividend income reached a total of $6.21, up 24.7% over my February 2017 number. This brings my 2018 total to $32.10 so far. March and April should be more interesting as more quarterly payments are going to come in.
February 2018 Dividends Received
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 from the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Ottawa.
Did you add any new stocks in February? What’s on your watchlist for March? Thanks for stopping by!