For June 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (F, V, SWKS, WBA, TSN, NWL, LYB, PRU, & AEG). The total was $121.60. This was a 48% increase from June 2018 where the total was $81.99. The increase was due both to new stocks added to the portfolio since last year, as well as repeat payments from F, V, and TSN. The 48% increase is great to see since the Portfolio had another dividend suspension this month. GME has suspended its dividend indefinitely as it tries to figure out a path for the future. The Divs4Jesus Portfolio has now lost its two biggest dividend paying stocks; GME and VALE. GME’s looks gone for the foreseeable future, but I hope to see VALE’s resumed before the end of the year if it gets its dam and safety issues under control. The good news is even without these two top payers the portfolio is ahead of where it was last year. Through continued diversification we still hope to top our total dividends from 2018. Let’s see how the second half the year turns out for the Divs4Jesus portfolio.
For April 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from six different companies (EVC, AVGO, GME, TROW, GNTX, CMCSA). The total was $89.31. This was a 79% increase from April 2018 where the total was $50.00. The $50.00 I received in April last year was from solely from CIM which paid out in May this year. As such, the 79% increase doesn’t include any payment for CIM and is due to all new companies in the portfolio. This is awesome to see. May should be an even better month as it will include that ‘late’ payment from CIM!
For March 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from six different companies (F, V, LYB, PRU, NWL, SWKS). The total was $89.11. This was a 67% decrease from March 2018 where the total was $271.80. The decrease is due to the suspension of the dividend from VALE. VALE suspended its dividend back in January after a massive dam collapse in Brazil. The hope is VALE will pay out the dividend later in the year, but as of now there is no set date. While it’s never good for a company to suspend its dividend this was due to a ‘one time’ event and is not a reflection of the strength of the company itself. As such, we will continue to hold VALE in the portfolio. We hope April brings us back to positive increases!
For February 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from three different companies (CIM, OHI, and T). The total was $84.26. This was over a 1000% increase from February 2018 where the total was $7.26.
In January 2019, Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from three different companies (GNTX, CMCSA, and EVC). The total was $20.64. This was the first January the portfolio received dividend income and a great way to kick off the year.
In 2018, Divs4Jesus cracked the $1000.00 – to see how it all went down click here.
Below is a list of all the stocks in our portfolio and their respective increases. Out of the 19 stocks currently in our portfolio: (0) stocks which saw a dividend cut; (5) stocks did not increase their dividend; and (14) stocks did increase their dividend. Please note the month of increase is based off the pay date not ex-div date or announcement of the increase.
2018 DIVIDEND INCREASES IN PORTFOLIO STOCKSBelow is a list of all stocks that are currently in the Divs4Jesus Portfolio. Please note some of these increases occurred prior to the purchase of the stock, however we still wanted to show the increases that were had in 2018
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