Tuesday, 6 March 2018
July 2017 - Investment No 19
Although I have been topping up on existing shares recently, I found I share which pays a dividend in August. This is the only month in the year I currently do not receive any dividend. I have actually missed out this year, as I found the share a little late. The shares paid a special dividend back in June, and the shares also went ex-dividend in June. But c'est la vie, there is another ex-dividend date in November with a payment in January and of course there is always August 2018 when the payment should also be paid.
However since my last investment a month ago, I have received the following dividends:
BP plc £50.33
Royal Dutch Shell "B" £15.96
GlaxoSmithKline £ 13.68
I decided to sell the balance of my 184 shares in Antofagasta. After dealing costs I received £1,873.49 This was a total of 23% on my original investment, 75% from the balance of shares purchased in July 2017 and 5% from the shares originally purchased in March 2014. The dividend income this was producing was disappointing and I had another share I wanted to purchase.
This share was in National Grid plc, in the Gas, Water & Multi-utilities sector and is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world.
As the timeline of my posts are starting catching up on reality, I am going to space them out a little until they actually catch up. Thereafter they will be soon after I each investment is made.
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