Here is the dividend income report for February, 2021.
The monthly dividend income came out to $182.83. The yearly income total for 2021 through the end of the month was $271.23.
The income for February, 2020 was $194.17, and the yearly income for 2020 through the end of February was $208.18.
I have started listening to the conference calls of a few REITs. I am keeping track of it using Org Mode. I have not gotten too far. Thanks to Texas’ “profits-uber-alles” way of doing things, Winter Storm Uri put a block on a lot of things. And, yes, these “business” people who think they understand how the world works were warned this would happen. And it will happen again. It will probably not be ten years until the next one.
I am still not clear what long-term affect COVID will have on real estate. LAND is about farmland, STAG is mostly warehouses, Prologis is logistics, and Digital Realty is about data centers. (Does Amazon buy or rent?) I am guessing offices and retail will be hurting. But I will listen to the calls for Realty Income. They seem to be doing okay, and a lot of their industries are doing okay. They are reducing their exposure to gyms and theaters.
Here is a table with the year-to-date amounts, the monthly amounts, and the three- and twelve-month moving averages for each February from 2012 through 2021:
Here are the securities and the income amounts for February, 2021:
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF: $137.73
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF: $35.28
Vanguard Total International Bond ETF: $9.82
Big Jim is bigger than the biggest storm. Trust me on this, ladies.
Image from somewhere on the web, assumed allowed under Fair Use. Painting of angels by Guariento di Arpo (1310-1370).