It’s a few days late, but not a dollar short.
Here is the dividend income report for March, 2014.
The monthly dividend income came out to $437.87. The yearly income total for 2014 through the end of the month was $934.15.
The income for March, 2013 was $360.85, and the yearly income total up through that month was $719.36.
I think I broke $400 in December, 2013. There was a special dividend that month. Some stocks do not pay every three months, which can make comparisons between months difficult. Eaton changed from February (in 2012) to March (in 2013) and in 2012 paid its November dividend in October. Still, I think that a milestone has been reached. I think that for some months I will be making more than $400 on a regular basis.
I also got $71.99 from COP. That is the most I have gotten from one stock. My goal is to get all of my stocks up to 100 shares.
I have a few open orders on some stocks. So far none of them have been filled. The market is now up about 10% from when I placed them a month ago. As John Maynard Keynes pointed out, markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent. I am not insolvent, but it does seem like nothing can stop the stock market from going higher, not even invasion.
There are a few stocks with P/E ratios lower than 12 or so that I am looking at: AFL, CB, FDO, maybe VZ. They might go down in the summer, as stocks used to do before the Great Recession.
Here are the stocks and the income amounts for March, 2014:
- AFLAC Inc: $19.52
- American States Water Co: $21.81
- Black Hills Corp: $13.41
- Bemis Co Inc: $26.74
- ConocoPhillips: $71.99
- Vectren Corp: $19.99
- Chevron: $22.27
- Emerson Electric Co: $22.76
- Sonoco Products Co: $20.31
- Questar Corp: $9.68
- Exxon Mobil Corp: $36.75
- Johnson & Johnson: $22.11
- 3M Co: $11.12
- Walgreen Co: $17.70
- Archer-Daniels-Midland Co: $15.25
- Valspar Corp: $14.98
- Consolidated Edison Inc: $18.22
- RLI Corp: $19.01
- Eaton Corporation: $25.70
- Dover Corp: $8.55