Dividend Portfolio Update for February 2018

February was the worst month for the U.S. markets since the presidential election with the market closing down almost -4%. This of course follows one of the better months for the stock market with the S&P index being up 5.6% in January. The market was in full reaction mode with the announcement of potentially new tariff’s for imported steel and aluminum.

The portfolio overall value definitely took a big size hit this month but I’m still not worried. I managed to passively make a good chunk of money due to my holding of  high quality dividend stocks.

Another bit of portfolio news, HCN is now called WELL.


  • $130.46 in dividends
  • Added $2,400 to dividend portfolio cash
  • Added $36.17 to my annual income.

Feb 2018 Dividend Portfolio

Account Deposits

As usual, I automatically pull out $200 per paycheck with automatic deposit and at the end of the month I throw whatever is left into the account. Last month I mentioned that I was going to curb back my deposits into the account due to the markets reaching all time highs. Well now it looks like that was probably a mistake with the markets being so volatile. I decided to go ahead and put an additional $2k into it for any potential plays.

$200 + $200 +$2,000 = $2,400

Dividend Payouts

Here are the companies that paid me dividends this month:

$20.50 T
$24.19 VZ
$11.50 CVS
$3.69 LOW
$12.39 SDIV
$36.96 OHI
$0.95 MAIN
$4.83 PG
$13.05 WELL
17.05 CLDT
$5.85 WSM

Using Google Docs, I keep a running spreadsheet of how much dividend income I receive every month. I think it’s important to realize the growth of your passive income over time. In February 2017, I received $86.37 in dividend income. If we do the math, that means my February dividend income has increased +51.05% compared to the previous year.

Monthly Total: +$130.46

Stock Purchases

I didn’t buy as much as I would have liked this month. I hope to continue adding to it in the upcoming months however!

  • 3 shares of CVS @$69.50
    I might have gotten in CVS a little to early. The stock has since fallen 7% since I originally purchased it. I do plan on averaging down throughout the months. It currently yields 2.89% with a 5 YR Dividend Growth Rate of a whopping 25%! This adds +$6.00 to my annual income.
  • 7 shares of O @$50.40
    Added some more shares to this monthly paying REIT with 25 years of increasing dividends. It’s currently yielding 5.1% with a 5YR DGR of 7.4% This adds +$18.41 to my annual income.
  • 7 shares of DIS @$103.95
    I have a love/hate relationship with DIS for the last few years. The market loves to hold this stock between two support and resistance levels and I end up flipping the stock more than holding it. I still do love the company so I don’t mind. It currently yields 1.6% and has a 5 YR DGR of 22%. This adds +$11.76 to my annual income.

Total = +36.17 to my annual income

Stock Sells



A rather lackluster month in terms of buying stocks. I guess I should be happy with any month where I’m able to increase my annual income!

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Thanks again for reading my Dividend Portfolio Update for February 2018!

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