Here is the dividend income report for May, 2015.
The monthly dividend income came out to $361.99. The yearly income total for 2015 through the end of the month was $1803.11.
The income for May, 2014 was $280.01, and the yearly income for 2014 through the end of May was $1411.19. At the end of April, 2015 I had made $1441.12, so I am a month ahead.
The only other news is that my 12-month moving average is above $400 for the first time. It took me five years, and I can now cover half my rent. Frankly, I thought this whole dividend thing would be a bonanza more quickly.
There is not really a whole lot to report. Like last month, I have not been able to devote as much time to my stocks as I would like.
I am thinking about taking some of my savings and buying some dividend growth stocks. Some of them would be new stocks that I have not bought yet, while some would replace shares in my IRA. I would sell these in my IRA to free up funds there. One snag is that my bank will only let me transfer $500 at a time. I found this out after I got an account there. I can transfer more, but I need to call them up to do that. The broker I am thinking about using gives me 50 free trades for the first 90 days. If I can only transfer $500 at a time, the offer would expire by the time I got enough money over. My plan is to buy enough shares of each stock so that each quarter’s dividends will be able to purchase an entire share.
Here is a table with the year-to-date amounts, the monthly amounts, and the three- and twelve-month moving averages for each May from 2011 through 2015:
Here are the stocks and the income amounts for May, 2015:
- AT&T: $48.20
- Verizon: $55.65
- WGL Holdings Inc: $15.46
- ABM Industries Inc: $8.94
- Lowe’s Cos Inc: $12.35
- Clorox Co: $41.48
- Air Products & Chemicals Inc: $12.77
- Colgate-Palmolive: $41.33
- Hormel Foods Corp: $11.94
- Northwest Natural Gas Co: $27.11
- Procter & Gamble: $38.15
- Texas Instruments: $18.71
- Eaton Corporation: $29.90
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