Dividend update July 2020

In July I received €290,10 in dividend income and additionally I made a profit by writing calls on Aegon and ING of €122,88.

Danone and my 2 positions in Colony Capital preferred stock contributed the most to my income this month.

Colony Capital PREF I (5-6-2022)39,22
Colony Capital PREF H (13-4-2020)39,08
Simon Property Group35,50
Avalonbay Communites33,55
Coresite Realty21,41
Store Capital15,36
Lam Research5,89

Dividend Report June 2020

June was a exciting month for me and my girlfriend as we purchased a new house. As we both like to keep our fixed costs low we both decided to sell part of our stock portfolio’s to reduce the amount of mortgage needed.

As a result the estimated yearly dividend income will decrease also.

In my June numbers this is not visible yet. I received €391 in dividend and an additional €95 due to writing call options. This is 8% lower than June 2019 due to dividend suspenions at Aegon and Nordea Bank.

14 companies paid a dividend and the top 3 payers are Macebridge, Enbridge and Legal & General.

Dividend June 2020

Legal & General52,05
Royal Dutch Shell26,55
Dominion Energy25,09
Bank of America14,40
AGNC Investment13,85
Johnson & Johnson13,35
Gilead Sciences12,11

Dividend Report May 2020

May was a month were the stock markets showed a recovery from the loses earlier this year. For me it’s still the question if this recovery will stay as it’s not possible yet to see how business results will develop next few months. The market is pricing in a fast recovery from Covid-19.

In May I received €489,36 in dividend income. This is 30% lower than the income in May 2019. This is for €217 related to positions closed positions in Flow Traders, Wereldhave, Omega Healthcare, Amsterdam Commodities en Warehouses de Pauw.

Also I missed payments from Danone and Simon Property Group which for now are delayed. Simon Property Group will decide in June what to do with the dividend.

I also miss payments from ING and Macquarie Infrastructure Company, because these 2 companies suspended their dividend.

My top 3 dividend payers are this month just as in previous month from European companies. The top 3 payers are Fortum, BMW and Bayer. All 3 pay their dividend one time per year so it’s easy to beat the companies paying a quarterly dividend and rank high on my monthly income list.

Dividend May 2020

Anally Capital41,08
Altria Group26,07
EPR Properties21,96
ASML Holding20,25
Royal Bank of Canada14,85
AGNC Investment14,53
PacWest Bancorp11,45
WestRock Company9,91

Dividend Report April 2020

Luckily April was a way more calm month than March. The sentiment on the stock market turned and losses from April are partially offset by a raising market last month.

At the start of the year I expected to break my alltime high in monthly dividend income this month, but in reality I scored below last year. I miss payment from 8 companies, but fortunately only 2 of these companies stopped paying their dividend. From 6 other companies I expect the payment in the next few months as they were not able to get the dividend approved as their shareholders meeting was delayed.

I received payment from 16 companies for a total value of €471,04. This is 29% below last year. HSBC and Bonava are skipping their dividend. I expect a payment in May or July from Anally Capital, Aena, Altria Group, Fortum, l’Oreal and LVMH.

My dividend outlook for 2020 decreased this month again, mainly due to the dividend cut of Royal Dutch Shell. My outlook decreased from €5.207 to €4.947.

My top 3 payers are this month European companies for a change and are Givaudan, Nestlé and Ahold.

Dividend overview April:

Colony Capital PREF H (13-4-2020)45,00
Occidental Petroleum42,09
Colony Capital PREF I (5-6-2022)34,49
Coresite Realty22,42
EPR Properties21,79
Novo Nordisk21,62
Bank of Nova Scotia19,03
Eastman Chemical18,32
AGNC Investment15,37
Coca Cola14,62
Lam Research6,35
Brown-Forman B3,99

Dividend Report March 2020

March was a month as I never experienced before in my life. Both from a personal as a financial perspective. The stock market took a nosedive and for a few weeks I’m working most of my time from home as is now adviced by the Dutch governement.

The dividend report over March is still very positive as dividends got still paid out normally, but some companies announced cuts or are stopping their dividend payments at the moment. This will definately have an impact on my dividend income this year and probably also on next few years as the Covid-19 situation will probably impact the economy the next few years.

My dividend income this month is up 41% compared to previous years. In total I received this month €592,16. On the otherhand my outlook for this year declined from €6.010 last month to €5.207 now due to cancellations and cuts of dividend and probably more dividends will be adjusted downwards probably this year.

Normally I also have some option premiums to list as profit but this month I took a loss of €608,05 while closing all put options I had out in the market. I normally tend to not touch the options, but the Covid-19 developments are too unpredictable for me and I decided to take the loss and close all option positions.

Dividend Income – €592,16

Royal Dutch Shell78,41
Macquarie Infrastructure Company66,29
Dominion Energy26,27
Carnival Corporation17,68
Bank of America14,67
Delta Air Lines12,98
Johnson & Johnson12,51
EPR Properties10,66


  • 18 shares Simon Property Group
  • 31 shares EPR Properties

Dividend Report February 2020.

Today I noticed I didn’t post my February dividend report. As March is already finished I will only make a very short post and only list the table with dividend income. Total income was €209,27.

Next month I will make a proper post again.

Simon Property Group45,67
PacWest Bancorp27,75
WestRock Company23,44
AGNC Investment15,48
Royal Bank of Canada15,28
EPR Properties10,77

January 2020 Dividend Report

The first month of 2020 is finished and it’s time to write the report over last month. I collected a total amount of €360,04 in dividend. This is an increase of 156% compared to January 2019.

The dividend increase is mainly due to purchases in made in 2020 of companies with a payout in January.

The top 3 companies which paid me a dividend this month are Wereldhave, Colony Capital and Anally Capital.

On top of the €360,04 income from dividend I also realized a profit of €460,06 during the january option expiration from closed and expired positions.

Dividend Income – €360,04

Colony Capital PREF H44,00
Anally Capital40,56
National Grid38,91
Occidental Petroleum34,09
Colony Capital PREF I33,72
Altria Group25,69
Coresite Realty21,92
Bank of Nova Scotia19,80
AGNC Investment15,11
EPR Properties10,45
Brown-Forman B3,91


Dividend Changes:

2020 Target Status:

  • I’m at €1.200 out of €14.400 deposit target (8,3%)
  • I’m at €360,04 out of €5.850 dividends received target (6,2%)
  • I’m at €460,05 income from writing options
  • I’m at €0 in extra mortgage repayments

December 2019 Dividend Report

And again another month and year has been finished and it’s time to write my report regarding my December dividend income.

December 2019 resulted for me in €526,94 in dividend income. This is up 117% from the €242,66 I received previous year in December.

In total I received this year €4.893 in Dividend income. This is 120% better than the €2.224 received in 2018!

I received dividend from 18 companies. The income in December was influenced by a speculative position in Washington Prime Group which I closed in November, but in December I received the most recent dividend payment from WPG.

Top 3 dividend payers are WPG, Shell and Macerich. The dividend payments of these 3 companies are good for 46% of my dividend income this month.

Above my regular monthly mortgage payment I did an extra repayment of €260.

Dividend Income – €526,94

Washington Prime Group112,14
Royal Dutch Shell79,18
Dominion Energy24,82
Taubman Centers21,06
Monmouth REIT16,01
AGNC Investment15,16
Bank of America14,50
Coca Cola13,99
Johnson & Johnson12,85
EPR Properties10,43


Dividend Changes:

2019 Target Status:

  • I’m at €14.400 out of €14.400 deposit target (100%)
  • I’m at €4.893,24 out of €3.500 dividend received target (140%)
  • I’m at €2.973,25 income from writing options
  • I’m at €3.200 in extra mortgage repayments

November 2019 Dividend Report

November is already finished for some time. It was a super busy month where I did spend long days at the office working on several contracts regarding the automation of our eCommerce warehouse.

The dividend income in November tallied to €300,18. This is an increase of 93% versus November 2018. A total of 11 companies paid me dividend in November. Macquarie Infrastructure Company, Wereldhave and AbbVie are responsible for well over 50% of my dividend income last month.

The external management of Macquarie Infrastructure Company announced the intention to pursue strategic alternatives, with which they mean they try to sell the company. I hope they don’t sell the company, because I prefer receiving the 9% dividend over some short term capital gain.

The November month was also an active month for resulting in 9 trades. While preparing my targets for next year I was considering adding a target to reduce my overexposure to REIT’s, but I decided to close 3 REIT positions already in this year instead of delaying it to next year. With the proceeds I started positions Albemarle, Carnival Corporation PLC and Dutch smallcap Royal BAM Group. Occidental Petroleum is my regular monthly purchase with freshly deposited money.

This month was also a record month for me in profits realized from option positions which expired or which I closed in November. The November option expiration resulted in €1.773,50 in realized option profits.

Dividend Income – € 300,18

Macquarie Infrastructure Company66,96
Simon Property Group30,50
ASML Holding15,75
AGNC Investment15,26
Royal Bank of Canada15,04
EPR Properties10,52


Dividend Changes:

  • Brown-Forman +5%

2019 Target Status:

  • I’m at €13.200 out of €14.400 deposit target (91,7%)
  • I’m at €4.361,86 out of €3.500 dividend received target (124,6%)
  • I’m at €2.656,10 income from writing options
  • I’m at €2.940 in extra mortgage repayments

October 2019 Dividend Report

October the month in which I have my birthday passed very fast. Just 2 more months left this year. October is one of my lowest dividend income months in a year. Only January and February are always scoring lower than October for me.

In October I received €228,69 in dividend. This is a growth of 192% compared to October 2018. Year to date October I received €4.061 in dividends. This is 122% above YTD October 2018.

11 companies paid me this month. Two series of preferred shares from Colony Capital where my biggest payer this month.

Besides dividend income I realized this month €113,15 in profit from writing put options. I only count closed or expired options as profit. For me information you can red my October Option Income Report.

Dividend Income – € 228,69

Colony Capital PREF H44,38
Anally Capital40,30
Altria Group25,93
Coresite Realty22,09
Colony Capital PREF I20,24
Bank of Nova Scotia19,61
AGNC Investment15,25
Coca Cola14,27
National General Holdings PREF O12,31
EPR Properties10,53
Brown-Forman B3,78


Dividend Changes:

  • none

2019 Target Status:

  • I’m at €13.200 out of €14.400 deposit target (91,7%)
  • I’m at €4.061,68 out of €3.500 dividend received target (116,0%)
  • I’m at €882,60 income from writing options
  • I’m at €2.940 in extra mortgage repayments