Welcome to the thirty (#30) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks and peer to peer lending in October 2019.
Wow, thirty income reports so far, that's a quite impressive track of the record, covering more than 2 years of dividend income.
Last October, just like September, we spent in Georgia, some relatives visited us and we made a nice day trip to the Kazbegi in Georgia at the start of October
The last October was quite OK in terms of passive income. At the end of the month, I have collected $201.36 from dividend stocks and Mintos peer to peer lending platform. Compared to the previous October in 2018, that is a growth of 19.09% (+$32.09). The growth could be better, but as long as there is a growth on a yearly basis I will take it
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An additional $2,777.23 was made from options trading (mostly vertical spreads on SPX, GC, AEX and ES, but also a few regular puts and calls on stocks I own or would like to have). As options trading is not a passive form of making money while you are sleeping it wouldn't be fair to include them in dividend income reports.
Last but not least, last October I traded options on cryptocurrencies using Deribit platform, which resulted in an additional $227.30
When counted all together (dividends + options + crypto options), it seems I have made $3,294.29 in total last month. That's absolutely the best income month from the financial markets so far.
Effective income yield last October was 9.29% That's about 111.48% annually. Holy smokes!
Interest income in October 2019
From the stocks and peer to peer lending I got following income last month:
Total: EUR 184.99 / USD 201.36
In total there were 11 great companies paying us dividends in October 2019, that's 2 companies less than in October 2018.
Mintos has slipped to second place in terms of interest income generated
The YoY growth rate for my dividend income in October 2019 was + 19.09% or $32.09 more than a year ago in October 2018. Could be better (I aim to at least $70 growth YoY) but as long there is a growth I'm a happy hippo.
I've been tracking my journey towards million dollars in a savings account since January 2017. The result, so far, looks quite good. Dividends are growing.
Monthly dividend Income chart as of October 2019
The cumulative earnings for 2019 now are $2,093.43 which is exactly 102.37% from my goal of 2019 ($2,045). As it happened in last year's October I've reached my yearly goal 2 months ahead of the schedule. Now, the next two months are like a bonus.
Goals for October 2020
This is my favorite part of the reports - trying to forecast/set goals for the next year. But before setting a goal for 2020, let's see what I forecasted/said a year ago (October 2018)
When setting goal/forecast for October 2019 I will forecast $230 goal for next year. It should be easy!
In the end, it wasn't so easy after all, and I didn't reach that $230 goal this year. I should take that in the account and when setting goals for October 2020, be more humble, that's why I will set a quite doable $300 goal for next year. I hope to get there with more US monthly and quarterly stocks