Dividend Income Update March 2018

Winter is finally over. Second winter is over. Third winter just started…while there is a lot less snow around it is still unusually cold. It was somewhat encouraging not to have an ice rink on my driveway, but it will be a lot nicer when patio season finally kicks in!

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Dividend income in March wound up being much higher than I expected. It was higher than my first year total in 2015, and would have been the second highest monthly total in 2016 and 2017. I didn’t add any new equity holdings, but made regular contributions to my ETF holdings.

The indices I track were quite flat across the board by the end of the month: S&P 0.19%, NASDAQ 0.77%, and TSX 1.59%.

In March 2018, my dividend income reached a total of $24.58, up an impressive 40.78% over my March 2017 total. This raises my 2018 total to $56.68. Looking forward to sharing April’s update as that is going to be a good month.

March 2018 Dividends Received

ENB $2.01
ZFM $0.19
XOM $4.09
EMR $4.37
JNJ $2.52
LMT $4.00
CGX $0.56
XIC $4.27
XSH $0.29
CNR $2.28

Total: $24.58

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 a snowy shot of Lansdowne in Ottawa.

How did your March results stack up? Have you been adding to your holdings? Thanks for stopping by!

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