2017 will soon be in the books, and what a year it’s been. Financially, I’ve added more than $10,000 to the portfolio and $3,000 to the funds portfolio. The dividend income has risen from $336 to $1,117 which means a 232.44 % YTY growth. But my forecast for 2018 is even more motivating. Before we go ahead and look at the dividend forecast for 2018, let’s take a look at this months Dividend Income Update.

  • Total Dividend Income for December: §30.53 or 253.30 NOK
  • Last year: $5.09
  • Dividend Income December vs Total Spending: 3.15%
  • Payment from 3 companies
  • Total Dividend Income closed at $1,117 which is $117 above my bold $1,000 goal
  • Total dividend income growth YTY from 2017: 233.44%

Companies paying me

  • Realty Income Group paid $9.25
  • Dominion Energy paid $11.68
  • Starbucks paid $9.35
  • Super Dividend Income ETF paid $2

2016 VS 2017

It’s very motivating to compare a dividend income year against another because I can see the effect of my invest-style. As my blogger friend TallInvest said, the only thing we can control is how much capital we add. The market moves the way it wants, but you can change your income by adding more money when prices are fair. I’m very glad to see that all bars are growing, but also that all months are covered.

A very important factor for me to stay the long-term dividend road is that I can see results. Before I started this blog, I only received about two big payments each year. I must admit, that was hard. Too hard. While I’m a patient guy, waiting 365 days before something happens is just too difficult. I couldn’t do it, so I changed my strategy and used Dividend Carpet Bombing. It didn’t take long before I understood that I’ve done a smart move, at least a move that worked for me. Now, I’m way more relaxed, but also more focused. 2017 has really been an eye-opener for me. 

Forecast for 2018

My forecast for 2018 is as of now $1,913 or 15,812 NOK, which means a 74.59% increase YTY from 2017 to 2018. However, combine that with increased dividend growth and my capital of $3,500 which I’m expecting to use today or tomorrow, and we shall see $2000 in dividend income for 2018. Man, that feels good. 

2017 VS 2018

That’s it. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day and let’s meet 2018 motivated and focused. Bull or Bear market, focus on what we can control, and wealth shall follow. By the way, I’ve fixed the portfolio so that it´s easier to see my positions and core stocks. Take a look: Portfolio. Thanks for reading,



Tom @ Dividends Diversify · December 28, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Nice work in 2017 Mr. Stockles. I’m hoping you achieve your 2018 goals. Tom

ps. Did you redesign your blog? If yes, I like it! Cleaner and brighter. If not, I still like it!

    Stockles · December 28, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks buddy! Yes I did. Didn´t really like the design and I was hoping for a comment like yours. Cleaner and brigher was what I wanted. Thanks!

dividendgeek · December 28, 2017 at 9:05 pm

Nice dividend increase mate. Your 2018 numbers are awesome. My dividend income is 2.65% of my expenditure. Long way to go for both of us. But, we have momentum 🙂 Happy New Year!

    Stockles · December 28, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Hi Dividendgeek,

    Thanks buddy! Yeah, 2018 should be amazing. Keep in mind that my dividend income on this report compares the total expenditure that months, so it´s 3.5% based on december expenditure. But yeah, you are right. We have a long way to go, but heck, the road is fun, motivating and it´s fun to have progress no matter what. Go rock 2018 buddy!

Engineering Dividends · December 29, 2017 at 12:08 am

Hello, Stockles. Excellent work in 2017, more than tripling the dividend income! And you’ve got an aggressive goal for 2018 as well. Good luck to you. I agree that having dividend payers each month is nice. Like you, I don’t think I could go an entire year without seeing a dividend.

    Stockles · December 31, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Engineering Dividends,

    Glad to see you here on Stockles. First, I checked out your blog and it´s amazing. It´s almost surreal how many engineers we have in our dividend community. Suppose it has something with numbers and a liking for simplicity.

    Yeah, bold move, but actually, because of my purchases a few days ago, I´m now at $2040. I might have to move the bar even furthur!

    Thanks for stopping by!

Dividend Diplomats · December 29, 2017 at 3:38 am


Are you kidding me? These results are unbelievable. The growth rate and the capital injected during the year. Great stuff. You have set the table for an amazing 2018. Hopefully it exceeds your expectations and there are some nice dividend surprises in there that make your chart grow even more 🙂


    Stockles · December 31, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Bert,

    Haha, man, you always make me smile. Thanks for the support, it really means a lot.

    Thanks for the comment my friend!

The Beta Post · December 29, 2017 at 8:24 am

Congrats on a great YTY increase! 🙂

I totally agree with you regarding dividend carpet bombing. Owning Norwegian stocks can be somewhat dull during Q3 – Q1. I’ve started looking more to other countries within the EEA for companies that pays out dividends on a quarterly basis. Hopefully I can find some good candidates that suits the tax exemption model we have with the EEA.

Btw: Happy new year!

    Stockles · December 31, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Hi The Beta Post,

    Thanks buddy! Yeah, most americans can´t really understand the problem, but for us, who have tried it and fail, dividend carpet bombing becomes so powerful.

    Looking forward to talking to you more The Beta Post, we have a lot in common and I really like your site!

    Happy New Year!

Mr. Robot · December 29, 2017 at 9:59 am

Those are some great numbers. Awesome to see your predictions. Keep rocking it and Happy New Year!

    Stockles · December 31, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Mr.Robot,

    Thanks! Glad to see you here on Stockles again. I´ll become better at commenting, and not just reading, on your site. Happy New Year!

Dividend Portfolio · January 1, 2018 at 7:54 am

Congrats on a successful year in 2017, which was a great growth rate when compared to 2016. Looks like 2018 is also shaping up to be a rock solid year for you Stockles. Looking forward to following your journey in the new year.

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