2018-07 Dividend Income Report

Here is the dividend income report for July, 2018.

The monthly dividend income came out to $736.90. The yearly income total for 2018 through the end of the month was $2921.94.

The income for July, 2017 was $331.08, and the yearly income for 2017 through the end of July was $3439.61.

A few of the funds I own paid out in July instead of June. Looking at past payout dates on Vanguard’s site, this does not happen very often.

I have still not re-invested all of the money that I had in individual stocks before I switched to ETFs. I also do not have some asset classes covered. I will write about this later.

I mentioned a few months back that I might be leaving my employer soon. That is looking more likely. I work for one of the large consulting firms that split off from one of the big accounting firms. We do work for just about every industry. This project was for a state government (not the state I live in).There were some announced cutbacks on the project I am on; they planned on “rolling off” four people. Two got clawed back. Two of us were not. At this point, I am kind of done.

It is funny that the term they use for someone leaving a project is “rolling off”: “John is rolling off the project next month.” They never use the passive voice, as if it is always the person’s choice.

Here is a table with the year-to-date amounts, the monthly amounts, and the three- and twelve-month moving averages for each July from 2011 through 2018:

Month YTD Amount 3MMA 12MMA
2018-07 $2921.94 $736.90 $548.35 $584.94
2017-07 $3439.61 $331.08 $541.56 $541.54
2016-07 $3017.64 $273.36 $464.99 $484.27
2015-07 $2678.45 $263.13 $412.44 $415.35
2014-07 $2132.33 $198.43 $333.77 $322.07
2013-07 $1673.29 $180.57 $258.23 $288.65
2012-07 $1794.53 $219.72 $261.24 $277.53
2011-07 $1556.17 $204.83 $235.96 $211.69


Here are the stocks and the income amounts for July, 2018:

  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation: $227.79
  • Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation: $111.62
  • Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate: $145.52
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF: $205.46
  • Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF: $36.71
  • Vanguard Total International Bond ETF: $9.80


Big Jim likes dividend ETFs, but he doesn’t like the inconsistency in the payouts.

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