April 2019 Income

This April I received $333.00, compared with $474.25 in April 2018. The decrease comes from selling GE and not receiving its dividend (GE drastically cut its dividend after I sold). BAC also paid in March this year rather than April, like last year.

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Symbol Dividend Amount
BAX $6.26
CSCO $43.17
CY $29.15
DEO $91.14
HUM $6.05
INGXF $7.68
KO $39.57
O $20.66
PGX $0.35
SOUHY $17.52
VTR $71.45

Total dividends for April 2019: $333.00
Total cumulative dividend income for 2019: $2542.93

Forward 12-Month Dividends: $10300.39
Hourly wage based on 40 hour work week (2087 hrs): $4.94/hour
Hourly wage based on non-stop work (8760 hrs): $1.18/hour

Total option income for April 2019: $0.00
Total cumulative option income for 2019: $0.00

Full disclosure: Long all the above stocks

15 Responses

  1. Two Investing –

    That is still awesome, even with the GE and BAC changes. $333 is a solid number and looks pretty cool being a round figure like that! As long as it isn’t double that number… haha


  2. That’s great. A shame it went down this year but hopefully next year will be better.
    Buy, Hold Long recently posted…April 2019 Net Worth (+3.42%)My Profile

  3. DivHut says:

    That GE stinker affected many of our fellow DGI peers. At least we are all sufficiently diversified so while it may have stung a bit it wasn’t a portfolio/passive income killer. Still a nice showing for the month. Keep up the good work!
    DivHut recently posted…May 2019 Stock ConsiderationsMy Profile

  4. Unfortunate to have a decrease, but I’m sure you’ll regroup and post growing numbers soon enough, Scott. Like seeing the DEO dividend. Not many portfolios have DEO leading the way.
    Engineering Dividends recently posted…Monthly Dividend Income (Apr. 2019)My Profile

  5. Doug says:

    Glad you sold before the dividend cut. its always good to get out though with my luck there would have been no cut and the stock would have doubled lol. nice dividends received. last year was confusing for BAC as the 31st fell on a weekend and was not credited till the first. Sharebuilder had it in the account at midnight Sat morning but it still said 1 april or 2 apr whatever that monday was. You will get this back up to were it was in no time at all.
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  6. Mr. Robot says:

    Nice round number 😉

    Interesting list of companies paying you, we share two names this month.

  7. JB says:

    So what is everyone using now that IEX has changed over to a cloud-based platform?

  8. Robert Korn says:

    I posted a question on the main board about my JSON formulas not working in GoogleShhets to import dividend data anymore. Is that what you are referring to when you ask about IEX going to cloud-based?

    • JB says:

      RK, earlier this month, IEX moved to the cloud, so the access link is different, so none of your old fetches to IEX should work, not just the dividend data (unless you were only using IEX for dividend data).

    • JB says:

      RK, earlier this month, IEX moved to the cloud, so the access link is different, so none of your old fetches to IEX should work, not just the dividend data (unless you were only using IEX for dividend data).

  9. Robert Korn says:


    Thanks; I see that the link to the new IEX quote site is changed to https://iextrading.com/apps/stocks/%5Bsymbol%5D

    Here was my original “scrape” formula for dividend rate (although i modified it for all stock info in my tracker)


    I am unfortunately mostly an investor (and an ER doc) and not an HTML wizard. Can someone help me with rewriting the syntax for this googlesheet formula so it returns the dividend rate? Or is that no longer possible with the new iEX move to the cloud?

    Thanks to all in advance!


  10. Jill says:

    I also would like help with fixing the IEX formulas in my spreadsheet, if anyone is feeling generous. I fixed the price-fetching using the IMPORTDATA formula and my new API key, but the IEX links on the Reference Data tab to Dividend Per Share, Ex-Div Date and Div Pay Date are all broken. I even read through the IEX help site and API documentation, but just don’t have enough familiarity with using APIs to figure it out.


    • scott says:

      Hi Jill, I just updated the spreadsheet with working functions. The only issue that I can see at the moment is a limitation in Google Sheets of 50 importdata calls. If we run into that, I’ll have to go back to using importJSON.


  11. TradingGator says:

    Not bad at all! Nice to see that you got out of the GE trade before the dividend was cut. Good luck in the upcoming year!
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  1. July 28, 2020

    […] Two Investing – $333.00 – If it wasn’t for that pesky General Electric (GE) dividend cut and Bank of America (BAC) pay date switch, you’d be crushing even more.  Live and learn from GE, that’s for sure. […]

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