Dividend Income – December 2017

Dividend Income

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

Scicom 2017 Dividend

This Month’s Dividends – RM168

Total 2017 Dividends – RM756

Dividend Yield – 4.33%


Nestle Malaysia Berhad

Nestle Malaysia 2017 Dividend

This Month’s Dividends – RM140

Total 2017 Dividends – RM540

Dividend Yield – 4.04%



Axis REIT 2017 dividend Axis REIT 2017 dividend

This Month’s Dividends – RM556.48

Total 2017 Dividends – RM1,619.51

Dividend Yield – 4.72%


Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)

TENAGA TNB 2017 dividend

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!

7 Replies to “Dividend Income – December 2017”

  1. Hey Divvy , I am just wondering why you are investing in foreign shares ( us markets) ?
    Is there any particular reason you are not looking into foreign shares?
    I’m kinda interested in TD Ameritrade Singapore. They offer flat rate of USD10 per trade and for long term investing, I don’t think it’s too bad. Maybank TT to Singapore just cost around RM11. I would love to know your thoughts on this.

    Thank you Divvy for taking the time to respond to us. Appreciate it. 🙂

    1. Hi Mubarak,

      I’m invested in Berkshire as well as Vanguard in the US.
      From experience, the dividends you receive will be nil because of the expensive fees the brokerages and banks charge you.

  2. Hi, what do u think about this company? UCHITEC. Seems like the dividend yields for the company is quite good too. Any thoughts on it?

  3. Hi Divvy,

    First off, just wanted to thank you for sharing all this on your blog. It’s helped me a lot to kickstart my own investment journey.

    After doing some reading about investing though, there seems to be a divide between the passive investing and active investing camps. Some stock investors claim that picking stocks isn’t terribly hard, provided you do your research. But passive investors make some compelling claims too: (1) passive investing beats individual stock picking over the long term, (2) most regular investors (let alone professional fund managers) can’t pick stocks that can beat the market, (3) it’s simply more time-intensive to research and analyse individual stocks

    Would love to hear your take on this. Thanks!

    1. Hey,

      I’m an advocate of doing your research first to select your stocks. And then periodically come back to them. Maybe every month or quarter. Please do not watch it everyday =D

      Hope this helps!

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