Hey everyone, the year 2018 already gave us dividend investors some decent increases. I will briefly summarize the ones of the companies, which are in my portfolio.

Being a dividend investor has two major advantages, first of all, you do not rely that much on the changes of the share price and when the stock price is on a very low level you just collect the dividends and maybe take advantage of the low share price and buy even more stocks.

  • KO: Yearly dividend from 1.48 to 1.56 USD 5.41% increase
  • CSCO: Yearly dividend from 1.16 to 1.32 USD 13.79% increase
  • ED: Yearly dividend from 2.76 to 2.86 USD 3.62% increase
  • ADM: Yearly dividend from 1.28 to 1.34 USD 4.69% Increase
  • ORI: Yearly dividend from 0.76 to 0.78 USD 2.63% Increase
  • ABBV: Yearly dividend from 2.84 to 3.84 USD 35.21% Increase
  • PPL: Yearly dividend from 1.58 to 1.64 USD 3.80% Increase
  • Honestly, I am very happy with all the increases. ORI has again quite a small increase, but they paid us a special dividend in January. So I am fine with that. The increase of ABBV is a blast, I did not expect that at all. But yeah that’s cool thing about being a dividend investor.

    Based on the numbers of shares I have of each company it makes now an average dividend increase of 10.70%, which is above my goal of 7.5%.

    How much more income do I generate

    In total, I am generating now 36.05 EUR more dividend income before tax and based on a constant FX-Rate. If you look at this number, this does not look a lot but considering my current dividend yield before taxes of 3.92% it would mean an additional investment of 919.76 EUR. 

    So, after all the 36.05 EUR do not look that bad anymore. Especially I am very happy with my current dividend increase rate and let’s see what the other increases for the rest of the year will look like.

    My new projected full-year dividend income is now at 1 626.86 EUR after tax. Of course, a lot comes from additional investments, but dividend increases are also a small part of it and the more stocks I have the higher will be the effect of dividend increases in the future.

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