Dividends continue to flow more and more to those who have discovered the power of dividend income. Each month bloggers announce new record earnings on their websites around the globe, which are a logical consequence of investing in solid dividend stocks.
The monthly income history of each blogger is available in detail in an interactive table including an interactive chart. The table also contains links to each blogger’s website.
Today, more than 40 of the most seasoned financial bloggers from the US, Canada, Europe and Australia are traced. The majority is focused on dividend income, but about a fifth is also selling options.
41 financial bloggers generated dividends of almost USD 39,000 in May! On average each blogger received 950 USD dividends. That’s something to be proud of.
Seven(!) Income Heroes have enjoyed record dividend income in the last month. Congratulations!
Income Hero Country Dividend Income USD
Dividend Daze United States 179.91
Dividend Portfolio United States 142.69
Dividendi Italy 1,407.53
Finanzen mit Plan Germany 609.63
Finanzjongleur Germany 776.59
Osztalèk Csaszar Hungary 94.20
Plutus And Me Germany 4,896.91
The following table shows how the income is distributed among the financial bloggers of the different countries. As in April, Germany is leading in terms of both dividends and option selling.
|Country||Bloggers||Dividends USD||Avg Dividends USD||Option Income USD||Option Sellers|
Some financial bloggers not only generate income from dividends, but also from option selling. Option selling involves a much higher level of effort and risk, but when it works, monthly income may be much higher than a pure dividend income. Here are the top 10 financial bloggers with the highest total income:
The amount of income highly depends on the market value of your portfolio. The higher its market value, the easier it is to generate high income. However, comparing income to market value allows to calculate a yield which is independent of the portfolio size. Here the 10 financial bloggers with the highest yield in the last month:
The yield of a single month is only a small part of the long road to financial freedom. Even more important is a stable increase in income over a longer period. For this reason, this analysis looks for the stability of income growth over the last 12 months. The size of the portfolio does not matter.
The stability of the income is expressed by a number from +1 to -1. If the income fluctuates strongly the metric’s value is close to zero. If the income fluctuates strongly or even declines, the stability is low. If the income increases – which should be anyone’s objective – the metric’s value approaches +1.
And here are the top 10 bloggers with the highest income stability:
Since dividend income can be better planned than income from option selling, pure dividend investors have a clear advantage here.
In order to achieve financial freedom, income should not only grow steadily, but also as strongly as possible. Therefore, the income of the last 12 months is compared with the income of the previous 12 months. This comparison may be seen as the supreme discipline and can be found on many financial blogs.
And here are the financial blogs with the highest growth rates in a 12-month comparison:
It is easier for smaller portfolios to increase dividends substantially within a year. This fact is a great motivator right at the beginning. It is simply fun to see your dividends grow by percentage points that are usually not achievable with ordinary labour income.
If you take a closer look at the results, you will see that there is much to be found even beyond the top 10 positions. And finally, the placement is secondary. It is crucial that all participants take their financial future into their own hands and thus have the best prospects for a self-determined, financially secure future.
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