2015-05 Dividend Income Report

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:

Month YTD Amount 3MMA 12MMA
2015-05 $1803.11 $361.99 $411.92 $402.51
2014-05 $1411.19 $280.01 $304.77 $306.30
2013-05 $1141.24 $242.65 $260.91 $288.11
2012-05 $1268.97 $258.15 $257.13 $270.51
2011-05 $1114.84 $266.55 $233.03 $194.61


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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