DIVIDEND INCOME FOR 2019
2019 was the second full calendar year here at Divs4Jesus.com. It was also the first year we were able to compare month to month and year to year increases or decreases. We were able to maintain a steady rate of purchasing approximately 1 new dividend stock per month for each month of the year. We also added to some existing positions when cash was available to do so. This helped grow the portfolio from a 18 different stocks at the beginning of the year to 30 different ones by the end. Thus, continuing to add diversity and a bit of stability to things as we carry on into 2020.
VALE still remained over 20% of our portfolio but we are slowly and steadily reining VALE in. The target would be not to have any one stock account for more than 10%-15% of either our portfolio value and/or our dividend income. On the portfolio side we have V right around 10%, which we are comfortable with. On the dividend side, we have CIM contributing 16% to the total dividend income, which is slightly high, but we believe it will drop below 15% in 2020 with all the new dividend adds.
We’re excited that we were able to bring in over $1,300 in dividend income in 2019. 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. We are disappointed we didn’t meet our original goal of $2,458.82 set at the beginning of the year, but are happy to have at least surpassed our 2018 total by 13%. This was in spite of losing our two main dividend payers from 2018 to suspensions (VALE and GME). These two stocks combined had made up over 60% of our 2018 income. If the suspensions didn’t occur we would have been much closer to our stated goal.
Looking ahead to 2020 we are going to set a more realistic goal for the year of trying to break $2,000 a year in dividend income.
Below are a few tables that break out our 2019 dividend income: by month, by stock, and comparisons to our 2018 income.
DIVIDEND INCOME FOR 2019 BY STOCKBelow is a table of all dividend income broken out by stock and percentage of the total income for 2019.
|Ticker||Amount||% of 2019 Divs|
DIVIDEND INCOME FOR 2019 BY MONTH
|MONTH||2018 AMOUNT||2019 AMOUNT||PERCENTAGE CHANGE YR OVER YR|
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