My dividend income is up 33% over last year for the month of July. It’s great to see my money at work like this.
I am expecting to grow my dividend by 26% this year compared with last year. Three factors play into this growth:
- New Money Invested
- Dividend Re-Invested
- Strong Dividend Growth Stocks
You may think that a 5% dividend yield stock is great but if it doesn’t have much growth, a 3% dividend growth stock will gain on the high-yield stock and overpass it with time. It’s a simple factor of compound growth as explained in the Wealth Triangle Guide.
Now, an income only investor isn’t going to like that because they forgo income in the short term and that might be the right decision but a long term investor should consider the dividend yield growth of a strong dividend growth stock. Not only is the payout increasing, but since the dividend payout cannot really get out of line, the stock should also appreciate so it’s a double win.
I adjusted my dividend investing approach and focused on dividend growth stocks about 5 years ago and it’s starting to pay off.
No transactions for the month of July and I have just reached my minimum investment amount of $1,000 in one account from savings. My current thought is to add it to Saputo (TSE:SAP) based on the need to add to the Consumer Defensive sector but I need to assess if there are other opportunities.
June 2017 Trades
- TD Bank saw more money added to the account making it my 6th largest holding.
- Enbridge (TSE:ENB) saw some money added to top up the energy sector making it my 3rd largest holding.
- Kimberley-Clark (NYSE:KMB) also had an increase of fund making for the consumer defensive sector.
- Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) is a new addition to the healthcare sector.
Sector Diversification – July 2017
My current asset allocation is as follow. I am keeping 2 months in place so others can see how it possibly changes from month to month.
You can see the movement in each sector between the 2 months. The only changes are the dividend re-invested and the stock price movement of the sector. See my portfolio holdings for the details.
Sector Diversification – June 2017
My July dividend income is the low month of the quarter with $1,225.67. There should not be much movement in the coming months as I usually plan my savings to make my available contributions to my TFSA and RESP for 2018.
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