If you thought my last post was late, this one takes it to a whole new level. Things have been quite hectic and I have not had anywhere near enough time to work on the blog lately. C’est la vie. I’m still committed to sharing updates and I have a fair amount of backlog to work through to catch up.
Thinking back to December, it was a record-setting month for the Niche Fund. It is always the highest income month of the year as I receive a large distribution from the Mawer Balanced fund. Thank you Mawer, you rock! In 2018, this distribution was my first triple digit dividend payment ever received at a whopping $102.04!
Total dividends received in December amounted to $136.82, a 36% yoy gain. This is the fourth December in the history of the Niche Fund. When I started this investing journey in 2015, my first December payout was only $12.51. Slowly but surely, things started picking up. If I had stuck with more regular contributions of additional capital invested, I’d be even further ahead.
The 2018 total worked out to $383.74. This represents a 56% increase over the 2017 annual total dividends received. These are some powerful numbers, particularly since I’ve really slowed down in deploying additional capital.
December 2018 Dividends
MAW104: $102.04 (re-invested in MAW104)
Most of the holdings in my Niche Fund pay quarterly dividends so some months will have more income reflected than others. November was, as expected, a pretty slow month for the porfolio. December was a huge month as usual, looking forward to seeing how 2019 will shape up. 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 shot of NYE fireworks at Lansdowne in Ottawa.
Yours, until the banking and entertainment industries pay me to hold some of their best dividend stocks,