Monthly update: April
The fourth month of 2018 has passed and we are truely underway towards the halfway mark, it’s been an eventful couple of weeks for me. A new job after having an ‘easy year’ and a lot of new things to take care of, nothing too serious but it used up a lot of my time anyway. Let’s get to it never the less:
I’ve transferred €451,61 to my broker in April, this included my monthly return on investments from crowdfunding and a little bit of fresh cash.
I’m so happy (maybe a little too happy) to have bought 6 new shares of Kimberly-Clark, as sector weakness made the stock price of KMB go below $100 my heart began racing and I had to put a little cash in my brokerage and pull the trigger.
This transaction resulted in an additional $20,40 of net dividends a year.
My companies always come through, no matter the economic troubles, uncertain times or me just simply not giving them much attention.
–Unilever, my favorite company and currently biggest position, has announced a 8% dividend increase! Also like last year they announced a huge share buyback program, last year it was 5 billion, this year it’s 6 billion. This news increased my pre-tax income by € 5,74. Great stuff from this amazing company.
-Johnson&Johnson also came through with a great 7,1% increase. The big boys are increasing their dividends like clockwork and this increased my pre-tax income by $2,88
Net April dividend increases: €4,88 & $2,45
The total net dividends for April were:
Making for a total of €62,81
This was a nice 777,23% increase YoY. Ofcourse it was hugely helped by the fact that Ahold Delhaize paid all of their dividend in just this month, and that the Pepsico payment was a few days late. But still these are the numbers I like seeing!
These are the companies who contributed this month:
As my broker (and employer) announced a manual DRIP function for Dutch shares for a low cost I reinvested my Ahold Delhaize dividend into one extra share (for €0,20) and received the leftover €17,39.
The amount Pepsico paid should have been paid last month, but because of the easter weekend I got the funds in the beginning of April, and so I count them as Aprils income.
This month I read the book ‘Onward’ by Starbucks chairman (former CEO) Howard Schultz.
It’s a great book about innovation, turning around a huge company while the entire public is looking at you, dealing with difficult decisions to improve the company and all of this while navigating through a financial crisis of huge proportions. The book gives great insight in dealing with people, the public but also employees or as Howard calls them; partners.
It’s a great biographical story to read and I would recommend this book to anyone!
Thank you for reading, I hope your April dividends were just as great as mine!