Saturday, January 13, 2018

Updated Portfolio and Dividend Income for 2017!

Hi All,

Hope you are all doing well! It has been quite some time since my last post.  The market has just been chugging along during this time!  I am happy to have maxed out my 401(k), HSA, and Roth IRA for 2017 (all of which I do not show in this dividend portfolio).  So overall even though I did not meet all the goals I set out for last year it was quite successful.  I also stopped making weekly trades (even the automated ones since Loyal3 went bye bye) so it was nice to see I was just able to step away from looking at the market every day and enjoy the dividends rolling in.  Despite selling about half of my portfolio in May/June of 2017 I was still able to increase my dividend income compared to 2016 by about 37%!!!  My total 2017 dividend income ended up being $867.70 and my ending portfolio value for December 2017 was almost $27,000.  Fundrise has been a great source of additional income for me which I just reinvest into the eREITs.  You will see below my best months were the ones that I received both Fundrise and FUSEX dividends.  I even started to dip my toes in selling puts to build my portfolio/generate extra income.  This is something I may write about in the future or at least post my results on here!  I expect 2018 to be even better and the snowball starts turning and will try to post at least monthly about my dividend income!




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  1. Congrats mate! Nice dividend increase. Looking forward to 2018.

    1. Thanks Dividendgeek!

      Cool to see you increased your forward looking dividends by almost 100% in 2017!! Keep it up!


  2. Good luck with the options trading!

  3. Well done friend! Keep the compounding going, 2018 should be a killer year :)

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