This week I received the Q3 dividend from the Think AEX ETF shares I own. The quarterly dividend is up from €0,40 to €0,46.
As a result of this dividend increase my yearly estimated dividend income will increase by €1,56.
Based on the last 4 dividends paid the yield on cost is 3,97%.
Think AEX ETF announced the Q2 dividend will be increased by 12,8% to €1,06. As a result of this dividend increase my yearly estimated dividend income will increase with €3,12.
Due to this dividend increase the yield on cost of will now be 3,86%.
Think AEX ETF is an ETF investing in the 25 stocks part of the AEX-index. The AEX index, derived from Amsterdam Exchange index, is a stock market index composed of Dutch companies that trade on Euronext Amsterdam.
Today I bought 15 Think AEX UCITS ETF’s. I now hold 26 shares of this ETF. Based on the last four, quarterly, dividend payments the yield is 2,99%. With this purchase I expect to add €23,85 to my yearly dividend income. The dividend of the AEX index ETF is not that steady, because also cyclical companies are part of it so I don’t expect to see the dividends of this ETF increasing on a yearly basis.
Dividend development of the last few years:
This ETF is following the AEX index. The AEX index is consisting out of the 25 most frequently traded securities listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. I purchased this ETF to increase the euro investments in my portfolio, because last 2 years I relatively bought a lot of stocks listed at the NASDAQ or NYSE. Also I consistently invest part of my money in ETF’s to add more diversity to my portfolio. The AEX index is partially consisting out of huge companies so I know that this ETF also has dollar exposure.
The top 4 stocks in the AEX index are Royal Dutch Shell (6,8% yield), Unilever (2,4% yield), ING Group (5,6% yield) and ASML (0,9% yield) and these 4 stocks have a weighting of over 50% together. I already have positions in these 4 stocks so with the purchase of this ETF my exposure increases. Eve Online Player Diary