DIVIDEND INCOME FOR 2018
2018 was the first full calendar year here at Divs4Jesus.com. We were able to maintain a steady rate of purchasing approximately 1 new dividend stock per month for each month of the year. This helped grow the portfolio from a single stock to 18 different ones. Adding diversity and a bit of stability to things as we carry on into 2019.
We’re excited that we were able to bring in over $1,200 in dividend income in 2018. We did this even though many of the stocks we purchased had already paid out one, two, three or even all of their dividends for the year. As such, are goal for 2019 will be to double our 2018 dividend income from $1229.41 to at least $2,458.82. We’re also proud that we were able to beat out the S&P 500. The S&P 500 ended the year down -6.59% while Divs4Jesus portfolio ended down -4.75% (both of these numbers exclude dividends). Further, with the recent recovery in January 2019 since inception (11.6.17) the Divs4Jesus portfolio is up 8.88% while the S&P 500 is up only 1.94%. While the focus is on dividend growth, we are happy to see we’ve been able to provide a better return than our benchmark.
Below is a chart of the Divs4Jesus Portfolio vs S&P 500 since inception along with our breakdowns by month and by stock of dividend payments. Let us know what you think. Cheers, Divs4Jesus
DIVIDEND INCOME FOR 2018
DIVIDEND INCOME FOR 2018 BY STOCKBelow is a table of all dividend income broken out by stock and percentage of the total income for 2018.
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6 thoughts on “Dividend Payments 2018”
Awesome news that you exceeded $1K. Doubling of dividends for 2019 is a pretty aggressive goal and can’t wait to see your progress!
Hi Ken – it will be be a very aggressive goal now. My bellwether stock VALE just suspended its dividend due to a major dam collapse on Friday. VALE accounted for about 50% percent of my dividends in 2018. I’ve been diversifying away from such a high concentration, but not quick enough I guess. We shall see how the year goes, but that’s tough way to start — but I’m not here for the short term. Divs
we share the same milestone for 2018: exceeding $1K in annual dividend income.
I like your tables and how you track the progress.
Keep up the good work! I’m looking forward to seeing how your PF will develop in 2019.
We are both in similar boats – age, investment, and dividend wise — I see you’re in Germany, where abouts? I look forward to following your journey as well!
A great start for sure. Can wait to see how you do this year. I am sure you will crush it (dividends).
Hi Dividend Pursuit,
I hope so… but it may be a struggle depending on the outcome of VALE. They recently had a horrible mining accident where a dam broken and hundreds of people died. In response, they suspended the dividend for now – which as you probably saw was around 50% of my 2018 dividends. Good reason to be diversifying my portfolio. I think I can still hit good numbers this year without VALE at all but I may fall short of the trying to double my 2018 amount. Time will tell. D4J