Sunday, March 11, 2018

February 2018 Dividend Income

Hey everyone. It's past time for my February dividend update! For the month I was able to earn $484.35 in dividend income! This is a healthy +51% YOY increase from the $319.44 earned in 2017 and a 19% QOQ increase. Needless to say I'm pretty happy with that growth.

It looks like the markets have settled down for the moment after a crazy ride of volatility in February. There are still some bargains out there, what stocks do you have on your radar? 

I made one purchase in February and had no sales.

February Stock Purchases
  • Pepsi (PEP) - 10 Shares @ $112.06 - $1120.60
February Dividend Income
  • Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV) - $3.42
  • Verizon  (VZ) - $61.36
  • General Mills (GIS) - $76.93
  • WGL Holdings (WGL) -  $38.76
  • AT&T (T) - $129.00
  • Clorox (CLX) - $15.96
  • Proctor & Gamble (PG) - $33.10
  • Abbott Labs (ABT) - $7.56
  • Powershares Muni Bond ETF (PZA) - $16.73
  • Peoples United Financial (PBCT) - $53.99
  • Buckeye Partners (BPL) - $39.14
  • Realty Income (O) - $8.40

Total Dividends February 2018: - $484.35
In the chart below you can see my dividend growth. Lets keep that moving average going up!


  1. That is some great growth Captain. You had some great companies paying you dividends. Also that was a nice addition of Pepsi. Unlike their rival Coke, Pepsi has choosen to diversfy outside of soft drinks and that will pay off for them. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Pepsi definitely offers more diversity than KO has. I see KO has started thinking about shifting into alcoholic beverages at least. I think it would be a no-brainer if they just added some alcohol to some of their drinks (which is what people already do) like a rum and coke for example. With some clever marketing it would fly off the shelves and wouldn't take much to do. I'm shocked they haven't done this yet.

  2. Captain,

    Very nice job. I love the growth and the purchase of Pepsi this month. The 51% year over year growth rate is amazing and I can't believe it has grown so much in 12 short months. Keep on hustling and keep up the great work!


    1. I doubt I'll ever see 51% growth again but I'll take it for now. :-p

  3. Rockin' and rollin' in 2018! A very healthy year over year increase for the month. As mentioned above... I also like the PEP pick up. Initiated some for baby DivHut too. Keep up the solid progress.

    1. It was just too tempting after the announced 15% dividend increase. Gotta love that.

  4. Looking good Captain! It wont' be long and you'll be over $500 for February well the middle month of each quarter. I misread the PEP and thought you received $1.1k of dividends from them and I was pretty damn excited and jealous. Then I paid attention. I like that purchase.

  5. 51% YOY INCREASE! Holy Cow, straight killing it right now, congrats Captain.

    Keep up the good work

  6. Woot nice capt

    Great increase both yr over yr and quarter over quarter. That pepsi buy will surely add to the dividends. Nice buy

    Keep it up!

  7. Congrats on the huge YoY increase Captain. That's really impressive growth coming from a diverse group of companies.

  8. At what point does the underlying loss in investment become a problem for the portfolio? For example, a stock like GIS is now yielding at a healthy 4.3% but stock is down 30% from the highs. It will take a decade of dividend to make back those losses.

  9. Awesome freakin growth Captain! $484 in February Hells yeah! Up Up and away you go!

  10. Nice work with the soaring dividends Captain! US stocks seem to give a nicely diversified payout schedule. Here in Oz they're quite clustered around reporting season! Congrats on the very solid growth.