August 2019 is in the books. Let's see how much income I received last month. I say 'income' there instead of 'dividend income', because this is the first month I will also include my income from selling options.
In this blogpost I will list my dividend and option income for the month of August 2019.
In August I received a total of $448.15 in investment income. This is made up of $270.61 of dividends and $177.54 from selling options.
These are the stocks that paid me a dividend:
Ahold Delhaize (AD): $56.89
British American Tobacco (BATS): $82.51
AT&T (T): $25.58
CVS Health (CVS): $12.75
American Express (AXP): $4.97
Texas Instruments (TXN): $13.09
Realty Income (O): $4.81
WestRock (WRK): $15.47
Caterpillar (CAT): $13.13
Starbucks (SBUX): $12.85
Williams-Sonoma (WSM): $28.56
Last year August I received $141.55. That means that this year I received 91.17% more dividends than last year August. Nice! Although a big chunk of that is from Ahold Delhaize deciding to change to a semi-annual dividend instead of a yearly dividend. But still!
Here's the updated dividend income graph:
All dividends are after dividend taxes of 15%, but I can reclaim this via the Dutch IRS, so there's an added bonus there when I do my taxes for 2019 (in March 2020).
Purchases / sales
On 27 August I bought 15 shares of Prudential (PRU) for $78.76 per share (including commissions), for a total of $1,181.42.
There were no sales.
How was your month? Hopefully you received some nice dividends as well. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them below!
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