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:
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.
“The Glory of Psara” by Γύζης Νικόλαος (Nikolaos Gyzis) (1842 -1901), on exhibit at the National Gallery in Athens, assumed allowed under Fair Use.