June 2019 Dividend Income

I’m writing this in July. I’ll finally be caught up as of this post. My classes have really become my priority and I haven’t been tracking my portfolio like I have the last few years. My school is a 7-month program and finishes in September. I’m in for a career change, which is exciting!

I received $210.25 in taxable June 2019 dividend income. The third month of the quarter always comes through! VTI reduced its quarterly dividend by quite a bit, which is reflected in the dividend “growth” table (below). VTI’s payouts always fluctuate, but this is the lowest payout since March 2017. Luckily for me, VTI is my truest set-it-and-forget-it holding, so I’m not worried about that at all.

UNH and AVY are some of my newer holdings, and it is nice to see them becoming regular contributors!

Dividend Growth

Very solid month! First the bad news: VTI’s four-month running average took a dip. It represents -$6 in forward annual income for me. I have to take the good with the bad, and VTI has been on an absolute tear of increases the last three or four years.

Besides VTI, I had great showings from AVY, NOC, and UNH. Those are some of my biggest holdings, so the increases really help me out.

I’d have to invest $325 at my current 2.32% portfolio yield to increase my income this much.

Forward Dividend Income

You can really tell where my job situation changed on this chart! Right at November 2018 is where I made my last real contributions. All I can say is that I am excited to get back into making contributions again! It will be a few more months, but I’m getting there.

Purchases – AVY, VTI

Purchased 1 share of Avery Dennison (AVY) @ $110.02/share

My dividends are starting to roll in steadily enough that I’m able to make some larger purchases! I do enjoy my collection of stocks that are under $50/share, but my account accumulates quickly when I hardly watch it. AVY is exactly the type of company I want more of.

Purchased 0.5 shares of Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) @ $150/share

Auto-reinvest! I don’t get the fun of picking out a company to buy more shares with, but this is still worth tracking!

Head on over to my portfolio page if you’d like to see what companies pay me in other months!