Looking Back At Dividends In 2017

2017 was the first year where I received at least 1 dividend payment in every month. Thrilling.

The dividends I receive have 1 purpose: to help buy more stock (most of which will be dividend payers).

I have the deepest love of receiving dividend payments. I can’t put it any better than Money Grower:

“Unlike my job where I am paid by the hour, the dividends I receive are not linked to my time or effort. By having an ownership stake in the biggest companies in the world, I am reaping the rewards of other peoples hard work. Other peoples time and effort is making me money.” Amen.

My goal is to make £300 from dividends in 2018. I already have 4 new dividend payers (National Grid, Daily Mail General Trust, SSE, GlaxoKlineSmith) in my portfolio which I didn’t have in 2017 and I also plan to buy shares in a few more dividend payers.

On top of that, most of my 2017 dividend payers are increasing their payouts this year. I’m more than ready for dividend growth in 2018.

My full breakdown of dividends in 2017 is below (Sorry about the stock codes, blame my online broker as I copied the data from them!)

Dividends in 2017

Pay date

Stock

Ex-date

Shares

Dividend

13-Jan-17

WALT DISNEY CO. COM DISNEY USD0.01

08-Dec-16

5

£2.24

06-Feb-17

BT GROUP ORD GBP0.05

29-Dec-16

213

£10.33

17-Feb-17

APPLE INC COM NPV

09-Feb-17

6

£1.92

17-Mar-17

EASYJET ORD GBP0.27285714

23-Feb-17

64

£34.43

31-Mar-17

BP ORD USD0.25

16-Feb-17

205

£16.73

06-Apr-17

DIAGEO ORD GBP0.28 101/108

23-Feb-17

21

£4.98

02-May-17

RIT CAP PARTNERS ORD GBP1

06-Apr-17

8

£1.28

16-May-17

LLOYDS BANKING GP ORD GBP0.1

06-Apr-17

1472

£32.38

24-May-17

APPLE INC COM NPV

11-May-17

6

£2.03

07-Jun-17

UNILEVER PLC ORD GBP0.031111

04-May-17

6

£1.81

23-Jun-17

BP ORD USD0.25

11-May-17

205

£15.90

29-Jun-17

MORRISON W SUPRMKT ORD GBP0.10

25-May-17

218

£8.39

28-Jul-17

WALT DISNEY CO. COM DISNEY USD0.01

06-Jul-17

5

£2.09

22-Aug-17

APPLE INC COM NPV

10-Aug-17

6

£2.05

04-Sep-17

BT GROUP ORD GBP0.05

10-Aug-17

310

£32.71

06-Sep-17

UNILEVER PLC ORD GBP0.031111

03-Aug-17

6

£1.91

21-Sep-17

LEGALANDGENERAL GP ORD GBP0.025

17-Aug-17

47

£2.02

22-Sep-17

BP ORD USD0.25

10-Aug-17

205

£15.62

27-Sep-17

LLOYDS BANKING GP ORD GBP0.1

10-Aug-17

1472

£14.72

05-Oct-17

DIAGEO ORD GBP0.28 101/108

10-Aug-17

21

£8.09

31-Oct-17

RIT CAP PARTNERS ORD GBP1

05-Oct-17

18

£2.88

06-Nov-17

MORRISON(W)SUPRMKT ORD GBP0.10

28-Sep-17

218

£3.62

07-Nov-17

APPLE INC COM NPV

10-Nov-17

6

£2.43

13-Dec-17

UNILEVER PLC ORD GBP0.031111

02-Nov-17

6

£1.92

21-Dec-17

BP ORD USD0.25

09-Nov-17

205

£15.26

Total

£237.74

How was 2017 for you in terms of dividends? How much growth are you expecting in 2018?

Let me know in the comments below!

3 Replies to “Looking Back At Dividends In 2017”

  1. Hey RMIL, I share your love of earning income through dividends! My 2017 was my starter year, so I only received just over $58 in total. However, I’m projected to earn at least $234 in 2018 now, and I’m aiming to earn at least $425. Best of luck with your goals in 2018!

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