Here is the dividend income report for March, 2017.
The monthly dividend income came out to $805.35. The yearly income total for 2017 through the end of the month was $1490.28.
The income for March, 2016 was $732.13, and the yearly income for 2016 through the end of March was $1352.29.
In February I bought Aqua America, which pays in “C” months, but I did not buy it in time for the March payout.
I am thinking about decreasing my oil stocks (or even getting rid of them altogether) and getting more water utilities. Right now the yields in water utilities is kind of low, but I think long term it is a better bet than oil companies. I think we will be using oil for a while, but the past few years have been a wild ride for oil companies, and I don’t think things will calm down anytime soon. There seems to be a lot going on in a lot of industries that have a lot of dividend payers: Utilities, banks, railroad companies. I wonder if the dividend revival that we have seen in the past decade will last the next downturn.
I have been thinking about putting some of the money I have in a taxable account into some ETFs. I am thinking about buying shares in a real estate ETF, even though a lot of people say real estate is also overvalued. Granted, I think people have been calling everything overvalued for about five years now. Maybe it’s time to just bite the bullet.
Here is a table with the year-to-date amounts, the monthly amounts, and the three- and twelve-month moving averages for each March from 2012 through 2017:
Here are the stocks and the income amounts for March, 2017:
- AFLAC Inc: $47.45
- American States Water Co: $27.98
- Black Hills Corp: $16.78
- Bemis Co Inc: $31.99
- Vectren Corp: $25.91
- Valspar Corp: $22.25
- Chevron: $27.22
- Emerson Electric Co: $52.45
- Honeywell International: $67.97
- Sonoco Products Co: $49.91
- Walgreen Co: $22.22
- Exxon Mobil Corp: $89.32
- 3M Co: $16.48
- Archer-Daniels-Midland Co: $38.70
- Johnson & Johnson: $83.60
- Dover Corp: $10.55
- Consolidated Edison Inc: $22.56
- Kellogg Company: $56.26
- RLI Corp: $26.51
- Eaton Corporation: $69.24
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