Chatter Around the World – 61

Chatter Around the World is a curated weekly update of articles related to economics, investing, dividends and personal finance. In these weekly updates, I also capture my blog updates and news related to my portfolio holdings.

Emerging Market Quilt

Emerging Market Performance

 

New Blog Posts

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Realty Income (O) Dividend Increase

Realty Income

Realty Income (O) announced a 0.17% increase in its cash dividends for common stockholders. The monthly dividend increases from $0.1827917 to $0.1831042. The dividend is payable on Oct 15, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Oct 1, 2014. This is the 77th dividend increase since Realty Income went public in  1994.

Realty income - annual dividends

The new monthly dividend amount represents an annualized dividend amount of approx $2.197 per share, up from $2.194. My portfolio consists of 60 shares of Realty Income and the new increase bumps up my annual dividends from $131.16 to $131.82. My yield on cost rises to 5.89%.

Chatter Around the World – 60

Chatter Around the World is a weekly curated link update of articles related to economics, investing, dividends and personal finance. In these weekly updates, I also capture my blog updates and news related to my holdings.

Wold Map - Import Based

From where countries import the most

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Passive Income Update – Aug 2014

Welcome to my monthly passive income update for August 2014. This is part of the series where I, as a dividend growth investor, track my monthly dividends and also other passive income sources. Passive income for the month of August 2014 was $493.61 (up 210.25% from a year ago). As expected, I am ecstatic with this number as this is my second highest passive income month ever!
Starting Apr 2014, I have decided to differentiate between the currencies when reporting my passive income. For this month, my passive income is US $151.85 and CA $328.09 and the exchange rate is $1 USD = $1.09 CAD.

My passive income YTD is $3,094.36 and achieves 77.35% of my 2014 goal of $4,000. I have now crossed my total passive income from 2013, which totaled $2,682.27.  

Passive income contributing entities:
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