I received $367.79 in taxable September 2019 dividend income. Some large contributions the last three months are paying off, especially VTI. Happy to be back to making contributions.
A nice, unexpected increase from Wells Fargo! Sadly, this is one of the smaller increases lately from NDSN. VTI varies (and doesn’t always increase), so sometimes VTI produces a negative increase if I calculate the same way as my other DGI stocks.
I’d have to invest $59 at my current 2.12% portfolio yield to increase my income this much.
Forward Dividend Income
The light blue bars show that I’ve been adding a ton of new annual dividend income via contributions. New contributions have taken my average monthly income from about $140 to about $195.
I keep adding mostly VTI with the goal of getting to 50/50 VTI vs individual holdings. I’m at about 43/57 now. Individual stocks are more fun, but I see this as a way to not get too overconfident in my stock choices.
Purchases – VTI, TRV, DIS, KO, NOC, MDT, HRL
Purchased 40.44 shares of Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) @ $153.45/share
Another sizable VTI contribution, now three months in a row! I’m definitely back to making contributions!
Purchased 3 shares of Travelers Insurance (TRV) @ $145.38/share
I could use more exposure to the insurance industry. As I write this, I realize I should bump up my TRV even more, or possibly open up an AFL position.
Purchased 3 shares of Disney (DIS) @ $136.26/share
When I think of stocks that were here when I was born and will be here when I die, I think of Disney. Not a hard choice to keep adding DIS.
Purchased 8 shares of Coca-Cola (KO) @ $54.16/share
KO is one of my earlier buys, and I haven’t really added to it since. It had a bit of a run up recently and caught my attention again. Just a stalwart of a company that deserves to be more represented in my portfolio.
Purchased 1 shares of Northrop Grumman (PG) @ $373.90/share
I love defense contractors, but I don’t want to go all in on any of them when there are so many good ones to choose from. I have a decent chunk of LMT in my Roth IRA, so I am happy to add a bit more to my taxable NOC holding.
Purchased 3 shares of Medtronic (MDT) @ $109.39/share
Medtronic is one of the legendary dividend growers with a 41-year streak. I was late to pick up on MDT, but I’m trying my best to catch up. It has treated me well.
Purchased 4 shares of Hormel Foods (HRL) @ $43.24/share
Being a Robinhood investor, I love picking up single shares here and there. HRL has been a frequent target when I get a few dividends built up, but not enough to buy anything over $50. I decided I wanted HRL to have a bigger position, and picked up a couple shares instead of just one.
Head on over to my portfolio page if you’d like to see what companies pay me in other months!