Dividend Income – October 2018

October was a relatively volatile month. And I’ve noticed most of you who started investing recently weren’t able to handle the dip in the market. Emotionally.

Reminder: You’re investing for the LONG term. Don’t let temporary dips or so-called financial crises shake you.

Remember to always do your research and have target prices for your stocks. And based off that TP, decide to buy or sell. I know most of you are just looking for re-assurances. And I’m more than happy to remind and reassure everyone again and again.

So, moving on. The tenth month brought in only RM599.64 in dividend income compared to RM1,454.52 last year. A 58.77% dip. The difference? AirAsia declared October last year but not this year. We did have TNB’s contribution this year though.


Sunway Berhad

This Month’s Dividends – RM296.94

Total 2018 Dividends – RM551.46

Dividend Yield – 4.84%

I’ve held Sunway’s shares for years now which is why I get good yields like these from them. Total yield is up from 4.59% last year. I always love it when yields increase y-o-y.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad

This Month’s Dividends – RM302.70

Total 2018 Dividends – RM516.80

Dividend Yield – 3.66%

TNB has been a new addition to the portfolio. Up from 3.12% last year. Increasing yields? Check.


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On a side note, for those of you who’ve followed me on Instagram, you’d have noticed that I’ve been more active there.

From here on out, I’ll be posting individual updates of dividend income received which will eventually lead up to my monthly dividend updates.

So if you haven’t already, look me up on insta and click on that sexy follow button. There’ll also be more personal stuff on there.

And I apologize if I don’t say this enough, but thank you for all the love and support you’ve shown. You guys are awesome.


Dividends from both companies are above the 3% mark and have been increasing every year. Keeping both companies for many years to come.

To summarize,

Freedom Fund as at October 2018
Dividend Income (October): RM599.64
Dividend Income (2018): RM15,153.98
Dividend Yield: 4.13%

We’ve almost crossed the 4.28% dividend yield mark for last year and we’ve got 2 more months to go. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, it’s a solid year for the Freedom Fund.

Onwards and upwards! And remember, don’t panic during recessions. Save and always stay invested.

6 Replies to “Dividend Income – October 2018”

  1. Hi Divvy 🙂 First of all, good job on the blog and thanks for sharing invaluable knowledge! What do you think about upping our personal EPF contribution since the dividend rate has been pretty good at 6% on average for the past 10 years?

  2. Hello Leigh,

    Thanks for your encouragement. I’m 22 years old and a final year student, I got into investing because of your blog. I’ve decided that my investing strategy will be a long-term game. Live frugally, spent less on things that are unnecessary and divert those resources into investment. I hope I could retire by 35 years old.

    As a new investor, I had no experiences at all. I took your advice to buy things that you usually use (like how your purchased Nestle back then), I went and purchase AirAsia and IGBREIT four months ago. My gross investment was 11K, now is only 9K.

    I’m crying inside as my saving from part-time hard-work gone 2K.
    Just hoping this is just a temporary dips and the market will get better.

    1. Hey Elly,

      First of all, welcome to the community and I’m glad to hear you’ve taken your first step in investing.
      You’re 22, you’ve got a long LONG way to go. What is 4 months?

      Don’t be disheartened by dips and some loss. Me and the whole investing community we’ve built here are experiencing the same thing. Instead, look at the dividends you’ve received and/or will receive. Continue saving, and continue investing. I hope to hear from you more often. Do let us know when you receive your dividends and your 2018 dividend yield. =)

  3. “You’re investing for the LONG term. Don’t let temporary dips or so-called financial crises shake you.” => This is exactly what I’ve been doing, and will keep doing 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement, Leigh!

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