The Money By Ramey Dividend Portfolio: February 2023

Hi everyone! Here is the monthly update for the dividend portfolio.

Overall, we feel truly blessed to be on this journey to financial freedom and it’s always great to see the dividends on autopilot! We have some exciting announcements coming up for MoneyByRamey in the weeks ahead, so stay tuned.

Here is the Dividend Portfolio February 2023 Update: February 2023 Dividends

February 2023 dividends came in at $655.92 which represents a (32.49%) decrease vs. $972.11 worth of dividends earned in February 2022.

While I don’t like to see a downward trajectory in the monthly dividends, keep in mind that this decrease is mainly due to selling stocks to help fund a multi-family real estate purchase. In Feb 2022, we also had $71.38 in dividends from AT&T and a special dividend from $WY which inflated the overall #s.

Want to see the progress of the portfolio? Check out Dividend Income: the Trend

February 2023 Top 10 Stocks by Value

As you can see, the top 10 positions by overall value rank in the MoneyByRamey dividend portfolio are made up of a solid 10 performers – all US based.

$JNJ maintains the #1 spot.

$KO back into the #2 spot.

$PG drops to the #3 spot. but I would expect it to creep up back here in March/April.

$AAPL maintains the #4 spot.

$ADM stays the #5 spot – still very respectable.

What else will I be adding to the portfolio in 2023 and beyond? I’ll be on the lookout for the next best stocks on the MoneyByRamey Dividend Stocks Watchlist.

February 2023 Top 10 Stocks by Dividend Income

$KO finally overtakes $JNJ as the top income producing stock! Why? Simply put, it is all in the reinvestment. In nearly all of my positions, I have been taking dividends as reinvestment and not cash, which allows me to accumulate more and more of the great stocks in my portfolio.

$JNJ still rock solid at the #2 spot for dividend income and the #1 spot for value! This has been a great stock to own!

$PG is great performer, being #2 for value and #3 for dividend income. Such a solid performer. This shows that consumer staples is still a solid sector to be involved in.

$XOM is #4 for dividend income. With oil prices on the rise, Exxon Mobil is set for years to come. With the world transition to more green energy inititaives, I’m not sure this will be a long-term play in the portfolio, but for now I am taking Exxon’s dividends in cash and using it to deploy into new trades.

Remaining in the top 5 is $SJM. This was due to an update of dividend increases – great to see Smuckers as such a solid dividend paying stock!

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