July 2021 Dividend Income & Recent Buys

Welcome to this month’s report.

If the numbers here were given as a company’s earnings report after market close, the stock would be tanking after hours.

Results below analyst expectations…

Fortunately the lack of YoY dividend growth is just due to downsizing some positions, but it still doesn’t look too good on paper.

As a bonus though, the top 13 individual portfolio holdings are listed at the end of this post. 🎉

Below is the dividend income received during July: (Values are in USD)

ADP – 14.88

AQN – 29.00

CSCO – 12.95

ECL – 4.32

ITW – 17.10

JJSF – 12.66

MKC – 13.60

NJR – 29.93

O – 10.60

SYK – 3.15

TMO – 2.60

WDFC* – 9.58

XEL – 24.25


July Dividend Totals: $184.62

Total Payouts: 13 (positions marked “*” are held in an IRA)

Month Increase YoY: -22.0%


Negative due to cleaning up a few positions that showed up in last year’s report with some reallocation to sectors as needed. Along with it being a usual off month anyway.

Recent Buys:

Stayed low key on the purchase side again last month, buying just a couple shares of LOW and MSFT.

Portfolio Top 13 Holdings:

Here is a new category in these reports, hopefully reoccurring monthly. As it can show a better financial picture than just the income alone.

  • Target Corp (TGT)
  • American Wtr Wks Co Inc (AWK)
  • Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
  • Church & Dwight Co Inc (CHD)
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
  • Waste Management Inc Del (WM)
  • General Mills (GIS)
  • PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL)
  • PepsiCo Inc (PEP)
  • Walmart Inc (WMT)
  • Discover Financial Services (DFS)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO)
  • Abbvie Inc (ABBV)

I’d like to get another tech name into this list, and Accenture (ACN) is only a few spots out so might have to do it the old fashioned way and add to that position. But otherwise pretty content with the top 13 holdings, as they are getting more diversified than the portfolio used to be. I don’t know why, but it just looks better now that Msft finally cracked the top three from the recent run up.

Have a great month – the journey to financial freedom continues.



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2 thoughts on “July 2021 Dividend Income & Recent Buys

  1. Still looks like a solid month a nearly $200 in dividends. Coincidentally enough I’m working on a write up about Accenture tonight. Love the business and wish I had bought more last year when I finally initiated a position after watching it for a long time, but IMO the valuation is pretty rich right now. I’m definitely going to be keep an eye on this one though to add to it in the future.

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    1. Thanks JC, I will definitely have to check out that write up on ACN. Always enjoy and appreciate your insights on this market. We had a brief scare last week on tapering talks, but it seems the market has a short memory. I thought that might have been the start of a sustained decline but not yet…


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