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!

20 thoughts on “Passive Income – December 2018

  1. Engineering Dividends Reply

    Nice job crushing your annual passive income goal, Deluge. Furthermore, your last few months have shown some really impressive YoY growth.
    I share 4 dividend payers with you from December. I wouldn’t mind adding MSFT to make it 5.

    • Dividend Deluge Post authorReply

      I purchased P2P loans last year, which really boosted my YoY growth! I sold some MSFT shares few months ago, because I didn’t have enough defensive stocks in my portfolio. I still think it’s a great company but it feels pretty expensive at the moment.

      Thanks for the comment!

  2. Div.Income Reply

    Hi there,

    nice income for December, I especially like your p2p loan income, as mine is actually quite low but I haven’t invested that much into it. Maybe I will increase that investment a bit in 2019.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Dividend Deluge Post authorReply

      Hi DI,

      I have been thinking about adding P2P loans this year too, but first I am going to buy something from the utilities sector. Fortunately there are no commissions in P2P-loans so it is possible to purchase smaller amounts too.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. 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.

    • 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!

  4. 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!

  5. DivvyDad Reply

    Great month and congrats on smashing that annual goal too! We share five holdings from December as well as three of the holdings that had raises.

    Keep up the great work on your portfolio!

    • 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Passivecanadianincome Reply

    nice deluge

    Another great month and got to love 4 new raises!

    We share that enbridge raise. It was a nice one for sure.

    Great yr over yr growth as well!
    keep it up

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