I received a total of $224.49 in dividends in my FI portfolio in February and have received a total of $373.77 so far in 2014. However, February was another zero payment month for my Roth IRA so I'm still at $12.39 dividends received. For the FI portfolio, February's dividends continued to show huge improvements. February's total was a 65% increase from November 2013 and a whopping 257% increase from February 2013. I'd love to keep those growth rates up but I know they'll start trending down. I don't necessarily look at the typical payout dates of the companies I own but it's good to see the February, May, August, November schedule building up. I'm only 8.31% of the way towards my goal of receiving $4,500 in dividends this year but March should be a huge month of dividends for me and help push the total further along.
I made quite a few purchases during the month including Unilever, Phillip Morris, and PepsiCo twice. The new purchases, as well as dividend increases from 5 of my holdings, helped to increase my forward 12-month dividends by over $200 to $3,996.65. It's so close to $4,000 and a quite robust $333 monthly average. I'm now 79.93$ of the way towards my goal of $5,000 in forward dividends by the end of 2014. My Roth IRA's forward 12-month dividends are at $216.09 and will only make baby steps going forward.
I've added a new chart showing the yearly monthly dividend totals to show how the dividends received from my portfolio continue to increase. It's not always an increase as some companies have weird payout schedules and eventually you'll be forced to sell a position or two, but the long term trend is what matters.
|Company||Dividend Amount||DRIP Shares|
|Procter & Gamble (PG)||$27.70||0.357|
|Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI)||$70.27||2.074|
|Air Products & Chemicals (APD)||$12.95||0.125|
|Realty Income (O)||$10.01||0.244|
|HCP Inc (HCP)||$43.60||1.149|
|American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP)||$8.44||0.610|
|General Mills (GIS)||$13.30||0.276|
I've updated my Dividend Income and Progress pages to reflect February's changes.
How did your dividends do in February?