Dividends: I received a total of $124.52 in dividends from the following stocks:
- CNI: $6.47
- GPC: $24.75
- ITW: $15.20
- KO: $15.30
- MDT: $14.30
- PM: $42.50
- UNP: $6.00
Dividend Increases: I was pleased to see a dividend increase announced for one of my stocks (click on the stock to see my post about the increase):
- KMI: 2.9% increase, $1.60 more in annual dividend income
Savings: This month I saved $1,662 (55.9%) of my net income, which is almost identical to what I saved in September and results in year-to-date savings of $14,310.
Transactions: I bought three stocks this month (click on the transactions to see my posts about them):
Portfolio: My portfolio currently consists of 25 stocks and has a market value of $61,285.58 (including cash), which is a 1.4% increase over last month's value. The increase reflects gains from new capital and dividends being partially offset by capital losses on some existing positions.
Seeking Alpha: I published two new articles on the investing website Seeking Alpha (click on the titles to go to the articles):
- Examining Another Dividend-Growth Large-Cap Fallacy
- Dividend Growth Analysis: Rate Versus Length Of Streak
Looking Ahead: November will be a slightly better month for dividends and my savings rate should remain stable. As noted above, I am expecting a few dividend increases to be announced, which is exciting. Given that I depleted my cash in October, the new capital from savings will enable me to make just one purchase this month, although I have not yet made up my mind about what I am going to buy.