The Freedom Fund has been updated as of 31 December 2017. The full list of dividend yields from my shareholdings can be viewed there.
The last month of 2017 gave me RM1,304.48 in dividends. Compared to December of 2016 – RM1,037.75. A 25.7% increase thanks to newcomers TENAGA and SCICOM.
Scicom (MSC) Berhad
This Month’s Dividends – RM168
Total 2017 Dividends – RM756
Dividend Yield – 4.33%
Nestle Malaysia Berhad
This Month’s Dividends – RM140
Total 2017 Dividends – RM540
Dividend Yield – 4.04%
This Month’s Dividends – RM556.48
Total 2017 Dividends – RM1,619.51
Dividend Yield – 4.72%
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)
This Month’s Dividends – RM440
Total 2017 Dividends – RM440
Dividend Yield – 3.12%
I’ve added 2800 more shares of Scicom Berhad at RM1.73 each.
The total sum of dividends received for 2017 was a grand RM15,905.71. Comparatively, I received RM11,429.55 for 2016.
A 39.2% increase in dividends.
My dividend yields have increased over the years as well – from 2.85% in 2015, 3.84% in 2016 and now, 4.69% in 2017. This is what dividend investing is all about.
I’m more than happy with a yield higher than that of our current FD rates. The goal will be to try and maintain this yield come 2018 and in the long term see it cross the 5% AND 6% mark.
I’ll have a Review of 2017 post up in the coming week(s).
As always, thank you for reading and have a great 2018!