Hi there and happy new year! As announced I want to publish additional content this year and I want to start with a post about the dividends in December 2020. Happy reading!
Dividends in December 2020
Because of the crash last year I had the chance to build a beautiful stock portfolio which distribute nice dividends onto my account. With this blog series I want to share with you how many dividends I receive, and also which companies increased/decreased/cut their dividends and how I handle that.
In December, I received dividends from REITs and one tobacco company, and also from a BDC and an oil company. In total 152,55€. The numbers are neither gross, nor net. For example for US dividends there is already 15% withholding tax deducted.
- Imperial Brands
First place in December is Imperial Brands with 25,63€ gross. There was already a dividend decrease by 1/3 in the first half year of 2020.
- Brookfield Property Partners
BPY takes the 2nd place with 20,95€. One day later I sold my entire position there, because Brookfield Asset Management wants to take BPY private. I sold the 78 shares for 16,91 USD per share, which is higher than the offered 16,50 USD. The change into parts of BAM shares or the Prefered Shares was out of the question.
- Exxon Mobil
14,65€ was the distribution from Exxon Mobil in December. Here I'm even in the good a few percent, after the oil stocks came back a bit.
- Ares Capital Corp
From the BDC Ares Capital Corp I received 12,18€ dividends. I want to strengthen the BDCs in my portfolio further, but at the moment I just wait how the US economy, and especially the SME sector develops in the first two quarters.
- Public Storage
5th place is another REIT, namely Public Storage. The self storage sector had a nice development compared to other sectors. PSA distributed 9,64€ dividends.
There are many other and smaller dividends, which you can see in the screenshot above.
- Broadcom declared a dividend increase from 3,25 USD to 3,60 USD per share (+10,8%)
- Enbridge declared a dividend increase from 0,815 CAD to 0,835 CAD per share (+3,1%)
- Realty Income declared a dividend increase from 0,234 USD to 0,2345 USD per share (+0,2%)
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