March 2022 Dividend Income & Recent Buys


Can’t believe the first quarter of 2022 is already complete and Spring is here.

A New Years resolution was to take a break from social media/cutting back on screen time for a month, and that trend has continued so far. Definitely would recommend trying it out based on the results. Hoping to get back on a regular schedule with at least the blog updates though.

Well, the S&P 500 started the year in a continued decline to around -13% into mid March, with the Nasdaq falling -20% from the start of the year. And while they have both recovered some from the March lows, they still have a ways to go to break even and volatility seems here to stay at least.

The next earnings and guidance season for companies will be important, along with any upcoming inflation/rate hike numbers, and to see the markets reaction to them.

However, while staying consistent buying the dip (and the dip’s dip), net worth is now only a couple thousand away from all-time highs, slowly building its way back again. Here’s hoping that can continue.

March Dividends:

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

ADM – 26.00

AVGO – 45.10

AWK – 48.20

AWR – 20.08

CHD – 27.56

DFS – 23.00

ESGV – 20.77

JNJ – 53.00 

KLAC – 15.75

KKR – 7.25

LAND* – 4.54

LPX – 4.40

MCD – 28.98

MMM – 29.80

MSFT – 19.84

NDAQ – 13.50

NEE – 11.48

NVDA – 0.16

O – 11.09

PEP – 21.50

PEP* – 22.08

PSX* – 20.24

RDSB* – 14.44

ROST – 8.68

SJM – 20.79

SJW – 25.20

SO – 42.90

STE – 6.02

TGT – 58.50

UNP – 23.60

UL – 29.24

V – 12.75

VTI* – 12.35

WCN – 7.59

WM – 35.75

WTRG – 21.46 

YUM – 9.69

ZTS – 6.50


March Dividend Total: $809.78

Total Payouts: 38 (positions marked “*” are held in an IRA)

Month Increase YoY: 4.9%


A new all-time high dividend total was achieved for the month, cracking the 800 amount for first time.

March (& Jan, Feb) Purchases:

Here are the recent buys made over the last few months. These are mostly adding shares for specific portfolio allocation. If new to investing in the US, would recommend considering low-fee total market index funds that track the S&P500 like VTI or VOO, at least as a core holding. Of course, it depends on one’s own personal timeline, risk tolerances, goals, other assets, etc.

2022 Jan:

5 Adp @ 199

12 Nee @ 72

8 Dis @ 130

1 Cost @ 488

2 Dhr @ 288

1 Msft @ 300

5 KLIC @ 58

Also added a few shares of index funds when s&p500 was down 10%.

2022 Feb:

2 Awk @ 148

3 MSFT @ 291

4 NVDA @ 235

1 CRM @ 206

1 INTC 45C 5/20 @ 3.25

1 LOW @ 213

1 WM @ 143

Also moved 5k in bonds to index funds in the employment retirement account during Feb.

2022 March:

1 Klac @ 320

3 WM @ 150

30 AAPL @ 155

1 NVDA @ 208

1 TMO @ 574

1 Low @ 201

Again, moved the remaining ~5k bond allocation to index funds in March for the retirement account. So now the retirement account allocation is approx. 75% index funds, 25% cash/money market. The plan is to ramp up purchases again slightly at s&p500 -15% levels, and buy extra at -20% levels, if it gets to that point. To get rid of that cash position.

And finally, finished out with a couple regular index purchases in the brokerage account.

Always good to have a game plan, for when the unexpected happens.

Portfolio Top 13 Individual Holdings:

  • Target Corp (TGT)
  • American Water Works Co Inc (AWK)
  • Church & Dwight Co Inc (CHD)
  • Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
  • Waste Management Inc (WM)
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
  • Abbvie Inc (ABBV)
  • Visa Inc (V)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO)
  • General Mills (GIS)
  • Lowe’s Companies Inc (LOW)
  • PepsiCo Inc (PEP)
  • Broadcom Inc (AVGO)

The health and staple stocks have been on an uptrend lately and this was reflected in the top holdings.

ADM was dangerously close to making the list as never thought I’d see that one be a top holding much less be in the 90s this year but here we are.

Also nice to see TGT starting to return to its highs again after months of declines to regain the top spot.

Looking for semis to make a comeback this year and for a better tech representation in the top holdings as well.

Until next time…

Thank you for reading 🌱


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3 thoughts on “March 2022 Dividend Income & Recent Buys

  1. Love seeing CHD and WM in your top holdings list. Those are two companies that are just chronically expensive but fantastic businesses. Also speaking of dip I bought queso, french onion, ranch, 7 layer…running out of dips to buy. Haha! From time to time I’ll take a break away from the phone and it always feels good to do so.


    1. For sure JC, yeah a lot of the top names always seem to be expensive and hard to buy at these levels. Sometimes quality businesses can carry the higher multiple for a while before reverting to the mean unless earnings catch up.

      I hear you on the dips haha, I’ve bought so many almost running out of room. But appears the market didn’t like CPI 8.5% so may end up looking for some more.


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