It’s time for the monthly dividend income update. As always, you can check the updated info in the Dividend Income Spreadsheet and the Portfolio Spreadsheet.


  • Dividend Income for June 2018: $210
  • Year to Year growth: 499%
  • Purchased 27 Dominion Energy at $67
  • Purchased 40 shares of Investor AB B at 360 SEK
  • Reinvested dividend into Veidekke
  • Got hit by a typhoon and was stranded in Okinawa
  • Traveling to Seoul in South Korea

Living While Saving

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June – L. M. Montgomery

June is now in the books and it’s been a good month. As I wrote in my past dividend income update , I went on a trip with some friends to the west of Japan. First, we rented a car and went to Fukuoka and Nagasaki. Man, starting the day going to The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum was hard. It was truly hearthbreaking reading the stories from people and imagining the profound hopelessness people must have felt. I’m sure our experience further got strengthened as we traveled with a Japanese friend.

To recover, we went to the beach and bought a few bottles of tequila. You can imagine the rest of the story.

The trip to Okinawa, which is Japan’s version of Hawaii, was amazing. Once again, we rented a car and drove all over the island. However, A typhoon hit us quite early, but who cares when you have cheap alcohol and the world cup?


This week, I’m heading to Seoul in South Korea to check out the food and hopefully, I’ll be able to take a look at what’s happening at the border to North Korea. Let’s hope they don’t catch me.


Dividend Income

The total dividend income for June landed on $210 which is a 499% increase from June 2017. The total dividend for 2018 is now 14,585 NOK or $1,729 which means a 57.99% increase from 2017.

For the income per month, day and hour, as well as the SleepMoneyTotal, go here Dividend Income Spreadsheet.

To summarize, the monthly income has gone from $233 to $245 in 2018, from $248 to $261 in 2019 and $265 to $278 in 2020. In 2020, I should get around $3300. That’s awesome, and I’m sure the real number when considering new investments and dividend reinvesting will be $4,000. That’s pretty cool.


I added 27 shares of Dominion Energy at $67 since I believe it’s a very good long-term holding. When Dominion trades around $62, the yield was a 20 year all-time low. In general, Consumer Staples and Utilities were in a very negative momentum at one point. Now, it seems like they rebounded a bit. Why? Because of the trade war between the US and China. People will always move equity from risky to less risky investments when they get scared or feel that the future outlook is weaker.

I added to the long-term investment firm Investor AB by buying 40 shares when the discount to NAV was 28%. They hold many high-quality companies and have done very well when one compares against the Swedish Index.


Awkward But Necessary

As we all know, time is very precious. I’m sure I’ve spent around 100 to 150 hours trying to make Stockles  a quality and valuable site for my readers. Sure, I do it for myself too, but I also want people to learn from my mistakes and maybe become a bit more rational in the way they handle their money. However, working for free for strangers isn’t always that fun. Sometimes I can’t see the point anymore. So, if you feel that you’ve learned something from my blog or that I’ve somehow created value for you, kindly consider a small donation.

If not, that’s okay too. I will continue doing what I do and hopefully, continue to stay motivated for a long time.

ps: you can click the image if you wish to make a donation or this link.


Take care,







Jordan @ · July 4, 2018 at 3:01 pm

Wow! That year over year growth is amazing. Also, glad to see you are enjoying life now too 🙂

Keep up the great work.

    Stockles · July 11, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Hi Jordan,

    Thanks man! Even though many markets are ATH, I continue to add capital when I think I’m able to identify undervaluation or fair values. Recently, many REITs, utilites and consumer staples hit good prices, so I bought more shares in stocks such as $D, $KMB, $HRL and $O (among a few). Also, banks are taking a hit here in the nordic countries, so I’ve been adding to my holding in Nordea.

    See you, Stockles

DivvyDad · July 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Very nice YoY growth, and you’ve already surpassed your entire 2017 earnings with half the year yet to go!

I always like seeing people’s charts as it gives me ideas for my own tracking. I need to add a meter chart like you have, and I love the idea of computing your earnings while you sleep. Great representation of the truly passive income stream.

Keep up the great work!

    Stockles · July 11, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Hi DivvyDad,

    Thanks for stopping by again so quickly.

    Yeah, the spreadsheets are really really usefull as I don’t need to focus that much on the price volatility, but rather if the dividend payment is reached or not. As you might now, I have created a file with expected dividend payments from now and 3 years ahead. I’ll include it in my next dividend income.

    See you soon!

DutchIndependence · July 5, 2018 at 7:57 am

Great progress again, I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again; I love the way you tell your story and combine it with excellent photos! As a previous cameraman I can appreciate nice quality photos with nice compositions. And I’d almost forget about your income, but it is growing quite fast, keep up mate!


    Stockles · July 11, 2018 at 3:31 am

    Hi DutchIndependence,

    Oh, didn’t know you were a previous cameraman. Glad to hear that. Being able to capture memorable moments is something I really care about. I want to take less photos than most people, but better. That’s my goal when I use my camera.

dividendgeek · July 5, 2018 at 10:33 pm

Congrats mate! 494% increase is awesome. I had 176% increase in Q2. Keep pushing forward.

    Stockles · July 11, 2018 at 3:31 am

    Hi Dividendgeek,

    Amazing. 176% in also very very good. A lot of capital added I suppose?

Ogellers · July 6, 2018 at 1:06 am

Nice to see the dividend train is safe on its track 🙂 keep up the good work! And take a look at your paypal. Have a great summer!

    Stockles · July 11, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Hi Ogellers,

    Let me first just start by saying THANK YOU!! You have no idea how much that meant. For me, regardless of the size of the donation, it means that I’ve truly created value for atleast one of my readers, and that means a lot. It makes the time worth it.

    Again, really appriciate it. Thanks and have a wonderful summer you too!

The Beta Post · July 6, 2018 at 8:42 am

Congrats on a great YoY growth! And I love that you are enjoying life along this journey, Japan in an amazing country and especially the culture which is so different from what we are used to back home.

Have a great summer!

    Stockles · July 11, 2018 at 3:35 am

    Hi The Beta Post,

    Long time no see! Great to talk to you again.

    Japan is truly amazing. I just got back from South Korea and it didn’t take long before I missed the customs in Japan. What a wonderful country and people.

Mr. Robot · July 10, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Awesome Stockles. Very very impressive yoy growth and monthly amount. Again love the post with your pictures.

Only a few hours left till the game with Belgium. They aren’t Dutch but they are closer by then the French! 🙂

    Stockles · July 11, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Hi Mr.Robot,

    Hello again Mr.Robot 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying this fine summer.

    Glad to hear that you like the pictures. Then I will for sure keep telling my life story along with the dividend income.

    I must admit. I’ve used 20 minutes of this day watching videos of Mbappe. I’m sure he is the new future star. My favourite in this world cup was Belgium, but I don’t think France was that bad either. Belgium has a way of being a bit to defensive when it comes to it.

Jung in Rente · July 11, 2018 at 6:15 am

Apart from your regular dividend income reports, I really start liking your short stories about your life in Japan.

Although I‘ve never been there myself, I’m fascinated by the country, its people and Japanese food. I even began to learn the language back at university.

I would love to visit Japan some day. However, with a 2-year-old daughter, the flight from Germany seems to be a bit too long.

– David

    Stockles · July 11, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Hi David,

    Very glad to hear that my “Living while saving” section is popular. Totally agree about everything. I just got back from South Korea and even though they aren’t known for being rude, I noticed a big differene in their behaviour.

    I really to show how beautiful the world is through my experiences and let people know how stuff works.

    Ah, I see. Yes, the flight at around 12 hours is quite long and bothersome. One could split it up into something like Moscow, Dubai and then Tokyo. Maybe Seoul is better.

    I will continue to write more about my travels. Actually, now that I’ve covered South East Asia and in total 27 countries, I’m thinking of writing a short E book. Will keep that thought for a while.

    Take care for now David

Torsten Tiedt · July 16, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Hi Stockles,

nice pictures of Japanese beaches. Makes me wonder if I’ll also manage to see this country once in my life.

You managed 3rd place in income growth comparing your dividend income of last 12 months with previous 12 months dividend income with 109% increase. Congrats for this awesome performance. Only Dividend Pig and myself (with cheating by using option income) managed to achieve a little bit more.

Hopefully CU next month. Keep on investing!


    Stockles · July 16, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Torsten,

    Oh, glad that hear that! A third place is not bad when one look at the combined compitision. July is not the best month for me, so hopefully, August will show better numbers.

    Very happy to see your comment and hope to be able to stay at least on the podium!

    Take care,

    Stockles · July 16, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Btw, if you want to go, just go. You can easily find tickets for 600 euro both ways if you book in a long time before depature. Remember to spend that income on stuff which matters!

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