December 2016 Dividends and Year End Totals

December went out with a bang being my best month of the year.  Focusing on family and time spent with them and friends is all I want for Christmas.  No gifts this year except for all of these great companies rewarding me with growing dividends and a $363.16 deposit into my brokerage accounts. 

December is also a great month because many companies also reward their owners with dividend increases.  For me it was a total of 7 dividend increases ranging from .48% (MCY) up to VFC at 11.9%.  VFC continues to be on my watchlist and I look forward to purchase more of them in the future.

Company
Symbol
Held In
 Dividend
Amount Received
December Notes
 ARCHER DANIELS MIDLD
ADM
IRA
0.3
$30.00

 ARCHER DANIELS MIDLD
ADM
Taxable
0.3
$3.90

 CHEVRON CORP
CVX
Taxable
1.08
$2.16
.93% Dividend Increase (kept streak going)
 COCA COLA
KO
Taxable
0.35
$0.70

 COCA COLA
KO
IRA
0.35
$8.75

 EMERSON ELEC CO
EMR
IRA
0.48
$24.00
1.04% Dividend Increase
 EXXON MOBIL CORP
XOM
Taxable
0.75
$1.50

 EXXON MOBIL CORP
XOM
IRA
0.75
$75.00

 FLOWERS FOODS INC
FLO
IRA
0.16
$5.12

 INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP
IBM
IRA
1.4
$5.60

 INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP
IBM
IRA
1.4
$5.60

 INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP
IBM
Taxable
1.4
$7.00

 JOHNSON AND JOHNSON
JNJ
IRA
0.8
$40.00

 MCDONALDS CORP
MCD
Taxable
0.94
$0.94
5.61% Dividend Increase
 MCDONALDS CORP
MCD
IRA
0.94
$23.50

 MERCURY GENL CORP
MCY
IRA
0.623
$31.13
.48% Dividend Increase
 MICROSOFT CORP
MSFT
IRA
0.39
$9.75
8.33% Dividend Increase
 NU SKIN ENTERPRS
NUS
Taxable
0.355
$0.36

 OLD REPUB INTL CORP
ORI
Taxable
0.188
$0.75

 OLD REPUB INTL CORP
ORI
IRA
0.188
$38.06

 PRICE T ROWE GROUP INC
TROW
Taxable
0.54
$0.54

 TARGET CORP
TGT
IRA
0.6
$30.00

 UNVSL HELTH RLTY
UHT
IRA
0.655
$16.38
.79% Dividend Increase
 V F CORPORATION
VFC
IRA
0.42
$0.42
11.9% Dividend Increase

While not my best year it was still a great year for dividends.  Totaling 2035.25 between my accounts covers 1/2 of a month of living expenses.  I have a way to go to cover the rest of my living expenses but it is a great place to be after 7 years of tracking my dividends.  Keep in mind I had 3 months of little dividends from my account shift and portfolio rebalance.  It will set me up for future dividend growth and whatever goal I set out for.  That will come in a later post as I mull over my goals from 2016 and what I can strive for in 2017

Happy investing,
Dividend Family Guy

Comments

  1. Solid results to end 2016. Nice long list of great companies paying you as well. VFC is the trending stock among many of our fellow investing peers. I recently picked some up and will continue to watch this name going forward. ORI is still on my watch list. Nice to see it as one of your holdings. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yeah I saw you did. With dividend increases like that it is a hard stock not to buy.
      Later,
      DFG

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  2. Hi DFG,
    Congrats on an excellent end to the year! And you're setting yourself up with a good foundation for 2017 which is awesome too.

    Looking forward to reading about your 2017 goals - keep it up!

    Best wishes,
    -DL

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    1. Thanks DL. Yeah goals are a tough one for me. We will see what I come up with and more importantly stick to them.
      Cheers,
      DFG

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  3. Gogogogogo!

    Really like your ADM pick. I think with a large uprising middle class in China and India, global grain consumption has to increase over next decade in a big way.

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    1. Food and water. The ultimate resources to invest in.
      Thanks for stopping by FV.
      DFG

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  4. December has to be like the best month for dividends. Its all about the DRIP DRIP DRIP. ADM and FLO are both positions that I'm about to aggressively target in 2017 as food will always be required, right?

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    1. Yep the staples are where it is at for the long term. That and utilities.
      Later,
      DFG

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