The most important reason I invest in what I invest in.
How can anyone keep up with inflation unless there are increases in the yield?
February was chock full of increases (as it usually is for my holdings). It's hard to beat what each February brings. March is usually about half of what each February brings.
What really affected this month was the planned dividend cut by AT&T (T). It's been in the works for a long while, and on the 25th, it was officially announced. It resulted in a $446 hit on my annual dividends. But I've been prepared for this. A positive is I get a big chunk of the new media company that is emerging from this. Hopefully, the dividends from this new entity will make up some of this.
Other than AT&T, I camou out of March with about $110 in additional dividend income. Not bad. Average that over the course of a year, and it really makes a dent.
March resulted in 6 increases and 1 cut for a net loss of $355.44
Here are the details:
As you see, Medifast (MED) spit out a nice 15.5% increase. Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) also upped their game with a monster 27.7% increase. Patience really paid of with that holding.
Hopefully, April will bring more interesting increases from some of my major holdings like Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Apple (AAPL), and Costco (COST). I'm pumped.