Saturday, January 6, 2018

December 2017 Dividend Update

We are off to a new year and it is time to tally up 2017 dividends. December finished off a strong year of dividend payments. It turns out it is my highest amount yet and I exceeded the $2800 goal I have been shooting for. I closed the year with $3,010.57 in dividend income within my traditional brokerage accounts. Many bloggers have been doing very well and I look forward to continuing to receive dividends and chatting with all of you in 2018!
Boeing Company (BA) $35.52
Ford Motor Company (F) $3.84
Pimco High Income Fund (PHK) $1.72
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) $3.99
Solar SR Capital Ltd. (SUNS) $1.77
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (BRG) $1.18
Delta Air Lines (DAL) $3.80
United States Steel Corporation (X) $0.38
Yum Brands Inc. (YUM) $3.04
ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) $9.74
Target Corporation (TGT) $3.33
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $3.18
Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) $2.21
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) $2.65
Unilever PLC Sponsored ADR (UL) $5.04
Whitestone REIT (WSR) $4.73
CSX Corporation (CSX) $2.53
The Coca-Cola Company (KO) $13.84
Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) $3.59
Gamco Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Fund (GGN) $4.60
Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (HRZN) $1.66
Independence Realty Trust Inc. (IRT) $0.01
Kellogg Company (K) $10.10
Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) $2.36
McDonald's Corporation (MCD) $43.63
Realty Income Corporation (O) $27.28
Stag Industrial Inc. (STAG) $1.52
Voya Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund (IGD) $2.42
Waste Management Inc. (WM) $7.50
Student Transportation Inc. (STB) $1.92
Kohl's Corporation (KSS) $4.21
BP PLC Sponsored ADR (BP) $3.78
General Motors Company (GM) $5.05
Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) $19.96
Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) $3.43
RLI Corporation (RLI) $9.53
Sociedad Quimica De Minera Chile (SQM) $2.28
Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fund (EDF) $6.69
Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund (CLM) $8.56
Gladstone Capital Corporation (GLAD) $4.53
LTC Properties Inc. (LTC) $3.40
Reaves Utility Income Fund (UTG) $0.02

December 2017 Dividends: $280.52


  1. A great number of companies providing those dividends and 3k in one year is great work. Keep it up!

    1. wealth from thirty,

      Thank you! We are around the same age. Be fun to follow along with you and stay posted on how its going.

  2. Nice work swan. Congrats on hitting your goal too! All the best in 2018!

    1. Passivecanadian,

      Thank you! It is nice to get over $3K for the first time. Hope you are off to a great 2018. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Woah Swan. Great results here in 2017 and 2018. That is quite the list of companies that paid dividends here in December. What brokerage do you use?


    1. Bert,

      I tend to have a longer list of companies than a lot of us. Just seem to have some speculative ones and some DGI safer ones as well. Seems to have worked decent so far. Hope your 2018 is going well so far.

      I use E*TRADE for this traditional brokerage account. Originally it was HarrisDirect when I was younger and eventually turned into E*Trade.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Wow, that's a huge number of companies paying you for the month of December. Congrats on crossing $3,000 in passive income for the year. That's a nice level of money for not working.

    1. Chris,

      Thank you! I like that blog name you got there. Nothing beats being able to earn a decent amount of income without forcing yourself to work especially if you find yourself in an undesirable situation.

      Also, a great first name!

  5. Congrats! Have never seen so many companies paying dividends in a single month.

    1. dividendgeek 2045,

      I used to have even more monthly payers. I had to sell and get rid of some school debt though. Judging by the name, are you looking to retire by 2045 or sooner? Sounds like a plan!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. With such a long list of companies paying you no wonder you can SWAN. Congrats on hitting your passive income goal. On to bigger and better things in 2018!

    1. Keith,

      Thank you! It was a pretty good year overall. Building on that momentum in 2018 will be the key. Hope all is well over there with you.

  7. Good job. lots of companies paying you a little but it adds up to alot and thats what matters the total amount you get. 3,000 a year is awesome keep it up.

  8. Great job and great blog! I found you/it from trafic generated from you to nu website :).

    1. Aktiepappa,

      Thank you! I'm not too familiar with that website, but that's cool to know where traffic generates from.

  9. i was curious to see how much you have invested over time with the portfolio you are building but i didn't see any of those numbers.... my dividends grew to ~11.3k tax free and ~1.9k taxable this last year... i would love to have a million dollars earning 6% in dividends thus 60k/yr 5k/mo-1k/mo for taxes resulting in 4k/mo income flow and have no debt... it is a slow growing process that i have been learning a lot about.

  10. Like everyone else has said, that is a big list of companies! Some people disagree, but with names like BA, MSFT, and JNJ, I don't see the need to devote too much time in researching them. I can sleep easily at night with those types of companies in my portfolio. What a month!