Results December 2015

In the last month of the year 2015 we received a total of €264 of dividends.

We had to cope with two dividend cuts 🙁 and were given one dividend raise 🙂

One addition to the dividend machine was made.


A total of €264 of dividend was received this Month. Compared to December 2014 this meant an increase of approximately 33%. Currently December 2015 ranks third in dividends after September 2015 and July 2015.

Dividend cuts

Prosafe (PRS.OL) suspended paying dividends: “the Board has decided to temporarily suspend dividend payments”. So no dividends were received from Norway this month.  Since the Board indicated the temporary nature of the suspension I will not sell at the moment.

Textainer (TGH) slashed their dividends with almost 49%.

Fortunately other companies did not have to go that route.

The following table provides an overview of all the dividends received this month:

fund ticker amount
Atrium ATRS.VI €16.34
Unilever UL.AS €25.41
Enagas ENG.MC €18.27
Shell RDSA.AS €54.34 *
BP BP.L GBP 27.20
Textainer TGH $24.96 **
Johnson and Johnson JNJ $10.84
UMH properties UMH $22.95
Prospect Capital PSEC $10.20
Mercury General MCY $21.08 ***
LTC Properties LTC $ 5.81
Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fnd EDF $ 12.24

* EUR 6.86 cash and 2 shares with a value of €23.74 each
** A dividend cut of 49%, ouch
*** A dividend increase of 0.43%

Check the dividend page for an overview of all the dividends.


An additional 54 shares of Fortum (FUM1V.HE) were added to the dividend machine at a cost of €14.15 per share including fees and taxes. This purchase brings the Fortum position to 106 shares while lowering the average cost to €17.21 per share.

More recent data about the portfolio value can be found here.

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