Passive Income – December 2018

Once in a month I will publish a Passive Income Report. This will show you what changes happened in my portfolio and how much passive income I collected during the month. This month I received 229,2 € in passive income, which is a 108 % increase compared to last December.

Let’s take a look where did that money came from! 

Passive Income

  • Enbridge Inc. (ENB) – 52,3 €
  • Exxon (XOM): 12,3 €
  • Fortis Inc. (FTS): 31,2 €
  • Johnson and Johnson (JNJ): 15,8 €
  • Microsoft (MSFT): 10,1 €
  • Mintos (P2P loans): 27,5 €
  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A): 36,8 €
  • Realty Income Corporation (O): 12,2 €
  • Target (TGT): 31,0 €

To keep things as simple as possible, I have converted all currencies to Euros.

In 2018 I received 2 411 € in passive income. This exceeded my annual goal (2 000 €) by 20 %, so I have to be really pleased with the results.

Passive Income

If you are interested to read more about my passive income history, you can access older reports for more details.

Dividend Increases

Four companies in my portfolio announced dividend increases in December:

  • AT&T (T): +2,0 %
  • Enbridge Inc. (ENB): +10,0 %
  • Realty Inc. (O): +0,2 %
  • W.P.Carey (WPC): +0,5 %

I am always thrilled to see dividend increases as they boost my passive income without investing any extra money! These raises increase my projected annual income by 24,1 €, even though three of these dividend increases were really small.


I did not make any transactions during the month. I have been saving some cash and hopefully I can make some new purchases in January!


My portfolio dropped about 6 % in December and stock market is still really volatile as everyone seems to expect a huge market crash. On the other hand, my passive income doubled from the last year and a few companies also announced dividend increases. Hopefully the stock prices don’t rally before I can make some new purchases.

Thanks for reading!

How was your month? How much passive income did you receive? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below!

14 thoughts on “Passive Income – December 2018

  1. DivHut Reply

    Keep doing what you’re doing. Look at that amazing progress you made in the last year. You have a nice list of solid dividend payers sending cash your way and surprisingly we only share one name. Just goes to show there’s more than one way to skin this dividend cat. Keep up the good work.
    DivHut recently posted…Dividend Income Update December 2018

    • Dividend Deluge Post authorReply

      Hi DH,

      The last year was a good example that dividend growth investing is not about predicting market movements and selling shares at the perfect time. My portfolio gained just a few percents in 2018, but my passive income increased by over 40 %!

      Thanks for the comment!

  2. BrokeInvestor Reply

    Hey DD,
    Congrats on smashing your annual goal! Your dividend income looks really well compared to last year as well. Nice job at building those portfolio positions 🙂
    I am sharing XOM and O as payers this month 🙂

    • Dividend Deluge Post authorReply

      Thanks for the support BI! I still haven’t set my goals for 2019, but I am trying to set more challenging goals this time. Happy to hear that we shared some dividend payers in December.

    • Dividend Deluge Post authorReply

      Thanks Frankie, I hope you find some great investments as well! I don’t think I will use all my cash this month, because I want to keep a few thousands in my emergency fund. That really reduces my stress levels!

    • Dividend Deluge Post authorReply

      Thank you and congratulations to you as well on reaching all of your 2018 goals! Looks like we have quite a few common holdings.

  3. Get Rich Brothers Reply

    Hey DD,

    Great job on more than doubling your dividend income YOY for December. Keep up that rate and it won’t take long to see some phenomenal totals!

    I share FTS and JNJ with you and likewise held off on purchases in December. Looking forward to sinking some money back into the market this month, though.

    Take care,

    • Dividend Deluge Post authorReply

      Hi Ryan and thanks for the encouragement!

      I am looking forward to making some purchases later this month as well. It feels like there are so many choices available after recent stock market drop.

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