Here is the dividend income report for October, 2020.
The monthly dividend income came out to $195.26. The yearly income total for 2020 through the end of the month was $6854.28.
The income for October, 2019 was $291.83, and the yearly income for 2019 through the end of October was $6777.52.
There is not a whole lot to report. I think that putting more money into BND was a good idea. Since I sold RWR, that is the only thing that is keeping my totals this year ahead of last year.
And RWR is still above where I sold it. Will REITs never get hit? There are a lot of businesses that have gone under, there are a lot of people unemployed, there is a lot of unused office capacity, yet the REIT indexes are still doing fine. Granted, I know a lot of people are having a harder time than me, but it just seems like the laws of cause-and-effect are no longer true. Or perhaps there is a lot of extend-and-pretend. I plan on taking a better look at the annual reports for RWR and VNQ (Vanguard REIT ETF). Perhaps they are skewed towards warehouses and data centers. Yet Realty Income is still increasing its dividend (see their dividend history on the Realty Income page here, or on the Street Insider website).
Here is a table with the year-to-date amounts, the monthly amounts, and the three- and twelve-month moving averages for each October from 2011 through 2020:
Here are the securities and the income amounts for October, 2020:
- Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF: $147.48
- Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF: $37.77
- Vanguard Total International Bond ETF: $10.01
Big Jim blah blah blah. Big Jim is kind of tired of life and a lot of things right now, including the lack of growth in dividend income. And what is going on with that angel and demon in the painting? The whole Falwell fiasco has shown that a lot of religious people are freaks; it looks like even the heavenly hosts like to play games too. Perhaps Big Jim needs to go to church and find himself a freaky woman (after COVID, of course).
Image from Wikimedia, assumed allowed under Fair Use. Painting of angel by Guariento di Arpo (1310-1370).