Before I give you the facts, I need to mention that before the tax year end I received 4 more dividends.
Royal Dutch Shell 'B £16.61
BP Plc £17.86
Persimmon Plc £19.50
and one that I have not mentioned before : Dyson Group £8.03
Dyson Group (not to be confused by Dyson UK, which is a completely different company) was not mentioned previously because theses were shares I purchase a long, long, long time ago, which were subsequently de-listed and had not had any value and were no longer traded on any stock market.
Receiving this dividend was a surprise, as it was greater than the actual value of the shares.
Total new money invest during the year: £3,775.00
Total new money invested since starting the portfolio: £11,000.00
Total dividends for the year: £420.01
Dividend Income : £35.00 per month
Total dividends since starting the portfolio £761.95
If I sold the shares on the 5th April 2017, I would have had £13,136.04 in cash in my SelfTrade dealing account. Overall a 19% profit on my original cash. This is quite a change from the previous financial year when I was showing a overall loss of 8%. That is a total improvement of 27%.
As I say each year, that is the thing about shares. They can go up and they can go down. My regular income is increasing as last year it was £15.17 pm, and this year is is now £35.00 pm. I still have a long way to go, before it is enough to live on, but I have to start somewhere.