I received $88.70 in taxable April 2019 dividend income. My classes are taking my full attention and energy (hence the late April update – I know, I’d July), but it is nice to be so busy that I hardly pay attention to my portfolio!
Auto-pilot was my mindset this month. Can’t wait until I get over $100/month for my off-months.
Lots of old stalwarts from my earliest days of my portfolio. KO, PPL, and KMB were attractive because I knew the businesses. They’ve been around a long time, but aren’t the fastest growers. I’m most excited about CSCO this month. I’ve added a few more CSCO shares recently and am starting to see some tangible effects!
I’d have to invest $209 at my current 2.32% portfolio yield to increase my income that much.
Forward Dividend Income
Purchases – HRL and CSCO
Purchased 2 shares of Hormel (HRL) @ $40.14/share
With no new contributions, I’m just reinvesting dividends as they accumulate. This makes HRL a nice option because of the low share price!
Purchased 1 share of Cisco (CSCO) @ $55.10/share
I miss the days when I could pick up Cisco in the low $30! Nevertheless, I’d like to have Cisco higher up on my list of holdings, and I still like buying them at higher prices than I have in the past.
Head on over to my portfolio page if you’d like to see what companies pay me in other months!