November 2014 Dividend Income Results

We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post.

As 2014 is winds down, I realize that I won’t hit my goal of earning $1,250.00. I actually will end up with a little bit less than $1,000 in earned dividends this year.

While my year long goals will not be met, I am still happy with the overall growth I have seen from my stock portfolio. November was another solid month for me and I look forward to carrying this growth into the new year.

Here are my results for November, 2014 –

2014 November Dividend Income Results

Based on the companies I own in the Money Sprout Index, November is one of the slower months when it comes to dividend income. My monthly dividends dropped by over $90 compared to my earnings just two months ago. Let’s point out though that two months ago, in September, I set my all time high in monthly dividends – $133.83.

November 2014 Dividend Income – $43.16

Don’t let the November dividend total fool you. This may seem like a significant decrease from the past two months, but it is far from that. All of the dividends I earn are paid quarterly, so there are lots of ups and downs as we move through the year.

For example, I am looking forward to December where I expect to set a new monthly dividend income record!

Note – All of my dividends I currently receive are reinvested into new shares of the same stock using DRiP – except those purchased through my LOYAL3 account.

Here is the breakdown of dividend income (by stock) in November, along with the number of new shares added from DRiP –

  • The Clorox Company (CLX) – $23.50 (.23 shares)
  • Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW) – $5.59 (.10 shares)
  • The Proctor & Gamble Company (PG) – $11.13 (.12 shares)
  • Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) – $2.94 (.06 shares)

New Capital Invested in November

Every month, I invest new capital into new shares of dividend stocks. I made several new investments (outside of DRiP) during the month of November.

Here are the new investments I made in November –

  • $50 automatic investment in Intel (INTC) – 1.47 shares
  • $25 automatic investment in Coca-Cola (KO) – .59 shares
  • $50 automatic investment in McDonald’s Corp (MCD) – .53 shares
  • $50 automatic investment in Microsoft (MSFT) – 1.05 shares
  • $50 automatic investment in WalMart (WMT) – .64 shares
  • $250 automatic investment in Exxon Mobile (XOM) – 2.63 shares

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, my Verizon automatic investment was not made until the beginning of December. To keep things simple, I report all of my dividend income earned and new investments made in the month they occur. Therefore, I will likely report a double investment made in Verizon during December.

With the exception of increasing my McDonald’s investment from $25 to $50 a month, all other automatic investments remained the same as last month.

Note – Each one of my automated investments was made through LOYAL3 – except for Exxon Mobile where I used Computershare.

The total amount of new capital invested in October was – $475.

Here are my new investment totals for the year –

  • January Investments – $1,747.41
  • February Investments – $475.00
  • March Investments – $575.00
  • April Investments – $725.00
  • May Investments – $725.00
  • June Investments – $725.00
  • July Investments – $475.00
  • August Investments – $475.00
  • September Investments – $475.00
  • October Investments – $575.00
  • November Investments – $475.00

New 2014 Investments – $7,447.41

Final Thoughts

The dividend income earned in October ($43.16) from 4 stocks was a decrease of $36 from the previous month. Even though my monthly total dropped, I saw continued increase in my 3 month rolling average.

Since all of the companies I own pay a quarterly dividend, the average of the past 3 months makes it easier to track month to month totals. During November, I was able to raise my 3 month rolling average to $85.38, which was an increase of $.68.

My total dividend income earned for 2014 so far (January to November) is – $820.30

Full Disclosure – At the time of this writing, I owned shares in the following stocks noted in this post – CLX, INTC, KO, LOW, MCD, MSFT, PG, VZ, WMT, and XOM. The material above is not a recommendation to buy. Please do your own research on a company before deciding to invest.

Ready To Reach Financial Independence?

Sign up below and join others who've taken the first steps to grow their income, save more of their hard earned cash, and grown their net worth.


Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 0 comments

Leave a Reply: