Happy freedom month! This month we celebrate 239 of American exceptionalism and we also celebrate…a 307% increase over last year’s passive income for the month of June 2014! As of today we’ve earned just $38 less than all of last year’s income combined, not counting mutual fund dividends(distributions) that are received at the end of the year. Here’s the roll up for this month:
June 2015 Dividend Income:
Chicago Bridge and Iron (CBI) – $0.70 (These guys….#extremelylowyield #mightsell #butiprobablywon’t)
National Oilwell Varco (NOV) – $15.73
Main Street Capital (MAIN) – $75! (MAIN declared a special dividend of $ .28 a share, something they usually do twice a year)
Realty Income Corp (O) – $9.72 (slowly creeping upwards, due to our DRIP program with Shareowneronline)
Microsoft (MSFT) – $6.11
Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) – $7.50
Royce Micro Trust (RMT) – $18.92 (Dividend received as 2 shares instead of cash. I will write a future post on Closed End Funds, like RMT)
PIMCO Bond Fund (PONDX) – $.96
Gilead Sciences (GILD) – $4.30
This year we are up to $698 in passive income, on target to meet our goal of $1400 for this year. That is a 100% increase over last year’s total so we’ll see how it goes. How’s your journey going? Leave a comment below and let us know.
Please don’t forget to honor America this 4th of July. Regardless of how you feel about the current political climate, or if you are happy or even unhappy with the way things are going, NEVER FORGET that the United States of America is still the greatest nation in the world. Here’s to 239 ‘Merica, and here’s to 239 more.