The 100th post! What other way to celebrate than a record month report! I really am enjoying the heck out of showing all these nice graphs of what developments my portfolio has seen since the start of keeping track in a digital sense. Yes, even though there is still years left before I turn 30, I too have seen the paper bank transcripts telling me there was another 0,50USD in dividends waiting for me to collect.
Also have I engaged in another trading hobby. Selling actual physical stuff online. Not quite as an import / reseller kind of way, more like a buy - refurbish - advertise properly - reseller construction. Worn off trumpets get their second (or umpteenth, whatever the case may be) lives through my channel. And it keeps me off the streets!
Now how about those dividends?
USD Stocks paying dividends this month
Just because I like visually presented development better than just raw number crunching tables, this month’s performance of my dividend portfolio is shared in even more graphs than before. Presented in neat graphics (made available by Google Spreadsheets):
Who doesn’t like Pie!?
Comparison against previous years
In hard USD figures the dividend payments till date result in the following spiked chart: Clearly, a year is build up from 4 ecstatic dividend distributions. Usually these are scheduled around the same months allowing for a nice warming up and cooling down period towards and after. This also affects the spending behaviour in new stock purchases. Money on the move. Towards me please.
To see what percentage of growth (negative or positive) this month’s figures result into is visualized in the following graph. Here the monthly distributions are compared per year. Conclusion from this graph is that there’s almost a 100% increase in dividends compared to May last year. Looking good!
Dividends are scheduled by their respective distributors in a (preferably) very structured manner. This characteristic makes the harvest neatly comparable over the years (again, by Google Spreadsheets):
Thus far, the 2017 figures have been following the exact line of 2016. This is a surprise for me since at the start of this year, I have been investing to get a larger bucket of regular-dividend paying stocks.
Looking at cumulative YOY % changes, all data before 1-1-2016 is deleted. What we find here is that the cumulative dividends paid till May 2017 have resulted in being ahead of the 2016 cumulative figure by 1 percent...
Now, this is what we were actually after: a yearly comparison on absolute current standings. How far are we as opposed to last years totals? You’ll find it here!
All in all, the yearly average this month (total dividends paid / 12) is depicted below:
Just to give an impression, the Euro performance of this year (I’ ll only share 1 graphic for these. You’ ll understand why)
Here we’ re going to take a closer look at the actual performance per shares package. The yields per share calculated through the amounts already paid out and the projected yields as derived from this first number resulting in an yearly estimate. It should be noted that each share price is a manually taken (at some point in time) so this chart is purely indicative.
These figures are also available from google finance directly, but I prefer to have the actual performance (and predicted performance) calculated for myself.
Goals of this year in the meter-format (made available, again, by Google Spreadsheets)
Cumulative dividends paid out January - till date
Dividend yield portfolio January - till date
The “Future” figure I’m currently working towards is a steady additional 200USD (on average) per month for this year. To see whether I’m actually getting somewhere with this figure (that is for now grasped out of thin air) is clearly visualized in the below figure: Up till this month we’re not really doing that bad!
Because healthcare is not just a portfolio-strategy or position, I have also included my jogging progress below! Because of some serious DIY works to our Dutch lake house of lately, there has not been too much running.
Jogging Km’s (with 2,5 kg of additional deadweight hand-carried) January - till date
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