February 2017 Income
Better late than never! I’ve been super busy with work, traveling to a prostate cancer conference in San Francisco, and traveling with my girlfriend. While the blogging has slowed a bit, I’ve still been actively trading options and buying stocks. My portfolio has also continued to generate some awesome passive dividend income without me doing anything!
In total, I received $232.81 in dividends for February 2017. Last February I received $319.36. The decrease was mainly due to receiving $100 less this year from Apple’s dividend (since I had sold some of my Apple shares). I had also sold out of my position in KMI. While the year-over-year decrease is disheartening, I have been positioning my shares for better performance/ dividend payouts for the future.
Thanks to $105.99 I received in options premiums, my total passive income for the month was $338.80, a small increase over last February’s total when option income is also taken into account.
I currently have a couple open options on GILD.
Total option income for February 2017: $105.99
Total cumulative option income for 2017: $220.98
Total dividends for February 2017: $232.81
Total cumulative dividend income for 2017: $389.70
Forward 12-Month Dividends: $6201.76
Full disclosure: Long all the above stocks