This is my May dividend income report for 2017. Oh what an expensive month May has been. I went on a much needed vacation and I’m actually still on vacation right now. I’m typing up this dividend income report while on the train. In terms of investments, May was more exciting because I got paid from three companies instead of one. Last month payers include Realty Income, Apple and Proctor and Gamble. You can also view the dividend tracker as I keep that updated as well. But, without further delay, here goes.
For May 2017, I earned $0.42 from Realty Income representing an increase of $0.01 from past month. I earned $0.76 from Proctor and Gamble and a whopping $1.67 from Apple. This brings my total dividends to $2.85. Last month was the month I started to officially track my dividends. Eventually, I’ll be looking at my growth from year to year but right now I only have one month to compare it to. Since I received $0.41 in dividends in April, May represents a 595% increase in one month. Sweet!
The one thing I’ll note is that if you look at my live portfolio, it sometimes does not accurately reflect the annual projected dividend income. This is mainly due to the fact that the Google Sheets is pulling data from yahoo, and sometimes, there is an error loading the data. So, as of today’s writing, even though the portfolio accurately shows the number of shares owned in Realty Income, it does not accurately reflect the dividends per share or even annual dividends. Nothing wrong with the formula. It’s just sometimes Google Sheets and Yahoo doesn’t communicate well. I may eventually find another way to represent my portfolio, but that’s not gonna be any time soon. So, I just have to wait until the problem fixes itself which hopefully should be soon. Until that time, I will just continue to enjoy the increases in my dividend income.
How was May for you?