Dividend Income – March 2019

Dividend Income

We did good in March. Raking in RM1,265.27 in dividend income from a total of 5 companies. Compared to RM2,166.98 March last year.

Don’t let the figures fool you though, there was a one-off gain from the takeover of Goldis Berhad last year, netting me RM1,441.68.

New faces include Homeritz (which traditionally declared dividends in February) and my preference shares from Goldis (which you can read about hERE)

Homeritz Corporation Berhad

March 2019 Dividends – RM366.75
March 2018 Dividends – RM537.90
Total 2019 Dividends – RM366.75
Total 2018 Dividends – RM782.40
Dividend Yield (so far) – 2.60%

A dip in dividends for the furniture company.

Public Bank Berhad

March 2019 Dividends – RM222
March 2018 Dividends – RM204
Total 2019 Dividends – RM222
Total 2018 Dividends – RM396
Dividend Yield (so far) – 2.00%

A 10% increase in dividends from Public Bank this year.

Sunway REIT

March 2019 Dividends – RM281.52
March 2018 Dividends – RM297.30
Total 2019 Dividends – RM281.52
Total 2018 Dividends – RM1,179.94
Dividend Yield (so far) – 1.42%

A decrease in dividends from Sunway REIT. Hmmmm.

Scicom Berhad

March 2019 Dividends – RM168
March 2018 Dividends – RM224
Total 2019 Dividends – RM168
Total 2018 Dividends – RM1,008
Dividend Yield (so far) – 0.75%

IGB Berhad (formerly Goldis Bhd)


March 2019 Dividends – RM227
March 2018 Dividends – RM227
Total 2019 Dividends – RM227
Total 2018 Dividends – RM227
Dividend Yield (so far) – 2.15%

End.

A pretty good month. The total dividend is lower due to the aforementioned one-off proceeds from IGB Berhad.

All in all, dividend income actually increased.

Freedom Fund as at March 2019
Dividend Income (March) – RM1,265.27
Dividend Income (2019) – RM3,395.44
Dividend Yield – 0.92%

We’re almost at 1% there. Hoping to reach 5% in dividend yield this year.

End of the first quarter so I’ll be updating the figures in the Freedom Fund soon.

Boost Malaysia now accepts AMEX

Dividend Magic - Boost
Dividend Magic - Boost

This will be a quick post. I just realized that Boost now accepts Amex top ups.

So yea, what I plan to do now – reload and top up my Boost wallet on the weekends via Maybank’s Amex. I earn 5% cash back and 5x Treats Points, and then go about using Boost for my daily expenses.

I’ll need to verify that topping up my Boost wallet provides me with the 5% cashback and 5x Treats points first though.

Anyone here that can verify this?

Or if you’ve got a better way for me to earn them points and cashback, lemme know!

If you’ve not used Boost yet, get your account below. You’ll get RM5 cashback.

Link: hERE

Code: leeo0lg

I’ve been diligently saving up my Treats points earned via my Maybank American Express card for years now. Following Malaysia’s sifu on credit cards’ advice – GenXGenYGenZ

I’ve got around 470K Treats points right now, just about enough for a business class flight overseas. =D

473,441 bloody points