I received $237.77 in taxable March 2019 dividend income. The last month of the quarter is always good, but I wasn’t expecting this one! VTI really came through for me, along with seven others that raised their dividends.
All dividends were again reinvested, which is good because I’m still not making new contributions!
Despite no new contributions, I moved a lot around this month. I transferred my 401k from my old employer’s plan into my traditional IRA. And, I’m in the process of moving my old employer HSA account into a free Fidelity HSA account. More to come on that next month, but so far the process has been a few clicks.
Lots of dividend raises this month! I’d like to have seen bigger from WFC, MMM, and maybe ADM, but I may just still be in 2018 mode. VTI has been especially generous lately, and didn’t disappoint this time around either.
I’d have to invest $1,296 at my current 2.35% portfolio yield to increase my income that much.
Forward Dividend Income
I’ve got to look more into my “Investment of Capital” equation. I believe the negative number comes from capital left over after some months being used in other months, but now I’m not so sure. I just haven’t quite had time to dig in, but plan to before next month.
Purchases – NDSN and VTI
Purchased 1 share of Nordson (NDSN) @ $132.03/share
Nordson was one of my earlier purchases. It’s along the same lines as MMM, and has its own excellent dividend history. I haven’t added to it in too long, and picked up another share.
Purchased 0.742 shares of Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) @ $143.56/share
Auto-pilot auto-reinvest is nice. VTI is the powerhouse of my taxable account, and it requires no brain power each month.
Head on over to my portfolio page if you’d like to see what companies pay me in other months!