Passive income, personal finance and fintech.
I bought my first shares of Statoil back in January, and now it's time to collect my first dividend payment. But Statoil offer a dividend reinvestment plan, which I now need to decide if I should sign up for or not.
I was looking forward to writing this month dividend report, as I'm finally able to compare year-on-year growth. But it turns out that the stock that paid me last February has changed its payout month to March this year, effectively ruining my desire to compare year-on-year growth.
As the number of stocks in my portfolio is increasing I'm spending more and more time on tracking the expected dividends. So I thought why not write a web crawler that does this job for me?
2018 is flying by during the busy season, and the dividends keep on coming. January is a slow month for my European stocks, but the Americans did not let me down. Resulting in January actually beating the 2017 average.
2017 was the year I changed my investment strategy and started blogging about it. In earlier years I experienced great volatility due to an extreme apatite for risk, but this was not the case for 2017. I now believe I've found an investment strategy that suits me well, and I'll be sure to follow the same path in 2018.