Dividend Income Update - December 2016

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Includes: ADM, AFL, ALLE, BDX, BMS, D, DOV, ED, EMR, GWW, IR, JNJ, KHC, KO, MCD, MMM, SO, TROW, UL, VFC, VTR, WFC
by: Divhut

The start of every month is exciting for all dividend income investors as we look back at the previous month and see how much passive dividend income our portfolios generated. December was exciting as ever as my year-over-year numbers continue to highlight the trifecta magic of dividend investing, which includes adding fresh capital, dividend raises, and basic compounding to create an ever increasing passive income stream. Even if I stopped adding fresh capital today and every dividend stock I owned kept all distributions flat without a single raise, my passive income stream will continue to grow.

With that being said, let's take a look back at my December 2016 dividend income:

  • Dividend income from my taxable account totaled $541.46, up from $397.78, an increase of 36.1% from December of last year.
  • Dividend income from my ROTH account totaled $110.34, up from $76.06, an increase of 45.1% from this time last year.
  • Dividend income from my IRA account totaled $35.39, down from $35.85 from this time last year, a decrease of -1.3%.
  • Grand total for the month of December: $687.19, an increase of 34.8% from December 2015.
  • Grand total for 2016 dividends: $6,077.58, an increase of 33.5% from 2015. You just have to love the very real results of dividend growth investing.

Brokerage Account

Year to date dividends: $3,966.21

Date

Description

Symbol

Amount

12/01/2016

DIVIDEND:GWW

GWW

$7.92

12/01/2016

DIVIDEND:AFL

AFL

$75.48

12/01/2016

DIVIDEND:BMS

BMS

$7.09

12/01/2016

DIVIDEND:WFC

WFC

$15.51

12/06/2016

DIVIDEND:SO

SO

$25.43

12/06/2016

DIVIDEND:JNJ

JNJ

$30.20

12/07/2016

DIVIDEND:ADM

ADM

$53.47

12/09/2016

DIVIDEND:EMR

EMR

$37.83

12/12/2016

DIVIDEND:MMM

MMM

$26.98

12/15/2016

DIVIDEND:ED

ED

$48.13

12/15/2016

DIVIDEND:DOV

DOV

$20.01

12/15/2016

DIVIDEND:KO

KO

$36.51

12/15/2016

DIVIDEND:MCD

MCD

$26.30

12/16/2016

DIVIDEND:KHC

KHC

$34.08

12/19/2016

DIVIDEND:VFC

VFC

$16.80

12/20/2016

DIVIDEND:D

D

$23.66

12/29/2016

DIVIDEND:TROW

TROW

$2.70

12/30/2016

DIVIDEND:BDX

BDX

$15.04

12/30/2016

DIVIDEND:ALLE

ALLE

$3.38

12/30/2016

DIVIDEND:IR

IR

$34.94

Total: $541.46

ROTH Account

Year to date dividends: $1,577.39

Date

Description

Symbol

Amount

12/06/2016

DIVIDEND:JNJ

JNJ

$6.99

12/08/2016

DIVIDEND:UL

UL

$20.47

12/09/2016

DIVIDEND:EMR

EMR

$26.44

12/12/2016

DIVIDEND:MMM

MMM

$10.71

12/15/2016

DIVIDEND:KO

KO

$10.57

12/15/2016

DIVIDEND:MCD

MCD

$10.41

12/16/2016

DIVIDEND:KHC

KHC

$20.97

12/19/2016

DIVIDEND:VFC

VFC

$3.78

Total: $110.34

IRA Account

Year to date dividends: $533.98

Date

Description

Symbol

Amount

12/30/2016

DIVIDEND:VTR

VTR

$35.39

Total: $35.39

I hope everyone had a great 2016 with a renewed sense of what can be accomplished with patience, not panicking, common sense and general investing consistency and discipline. These traits enable consistent dividend income results you see above as well as the knowledge that with high, moderate or even low income levels passive income growth can be achieved. Are any of these dividend stocks in your portfolio too? How was your December dividend income? Please let me know below.

Disclosure: Long all above.

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