Another month with huge year over year growth for my dividend portfolio. This year has seen huge growth for my portfolio. I hope to continue to see this kind of growth going forward.
Dividend Increases: 1 Increase
PPG Industries increased their dividend from $0.40 to $0.45. This was a 12.5% increase and will earn me an extra $2.00 annually or $0.16 monthly.
These are all the companies that paid me dividends in July amounting to $71.57.
My dividends year over year in July increased from $35.65 to $71.57 This was a 100.75% increase year over year. Another massive year over year gain for my dividend portfolio! I would love to continue to see growth like this finishing out 2017.
I received $5.62 from dividends in my Roth IRA this month. I only receive large amounts of dividends at the end of the quarter in my Roth so this was a typical $5+/- month.
I received a total of $920.90 from dividends in 2016. I’m currently at $647.50 this year which is 70.30% of 2016’s total. Not bad for being a little over halfway through the year.
My total annual dividends increased from $1,293.19 to $1,329.95, while my average monthly dividends increased from $107.76 to $110.83. This was a 2.85% increase month to month!
July 14: Purchased 3 shares of IBM at $154.16 for a total of $462.48.
July 14: Purchased 1 share of ADM at $41.56 for a total of $41.56.
July 28: Purchased 4 shares of UPS at $108.44 for a total of $433.72.
July 28: Purchased 1 share of VZ at $48.24 for a total of $48.24.
No sells this month.
Rental Property: $650
I received $650 for rent in July.
We STILL haven’t closed on the three properties. I feel like it’s taking forever, but I guess there’s no rush. The sellers attorney has health problems and has been in the hospital so it’s slowing the process down.
I’m still behind 11 contributions totaling $4,840 from when I was injured at the start of this year. I have money saved up again that I could use to start catching up but I’m not sure exactly how much we’re going to need to close on the houses so I’m holding off for now. It’s been a pretty wild year for my financial situation between buying and moving into my own house and now with these three properties. After we close on these houses I expect things to start to normalize again and I’ll be able to start playing catch up. I still haven’t contributed anything to my Roth IRA for the year yet so I’m trying to figure out where that $5,500 is going to come from as well.
Leave a comment and let me know how July went for you! I look forward to hearing from all of you every month!