March was a decent month for passive income in both dividends and interests. Compare to the third month of last quarter, passive income went down by about $300. It was as expected as some companies distribute a higher dividend at the end of the year. This month I added more shares of VTI, VEU, SPY, BND and MYC.
My company’s stock did very well in March after their Q3 announcement of increasing the dividend distribution by about 25%. This is exciting since I own over 1,000 shares and I will see the increased dividend distribution next month. My company still consider itself a growth company, so the dividend is very little. Nevertheless, it’s still exciting to see a 25% increase per share. I also sold some ESPP shares at the 52 week peak price and invested that cash in index ETFs.
My investment strategy is to continue to invest conservatively in the stock market, but when I see a great deal, I will continue to buy. I am in it for the long run so when a stock reaches the 52 week low, I will snatch it up. My mission to build up my Muni Bond Funds to cover the interest on what’s left on my mortgage continues.
|Emergency Fund Interest||$49.56|
|Monthly Passive Income||$768.35|
|2017 Passive Income YTD||$2,126.12|
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