While dividend and interest payments provide me with a regular passive income, option trading offers me an additional source of active income.
Once a month, I keep track of my recent earnings. This is my monthly income statement for April 2019.
In April 2019, I earned €16.80 ($18) in passive income. This is significantly less than in April 2018, as two of my top dividend payers, Daimler and Munich Re, postponed their annual dividend payment from April to May this year.
Last month, my passive income only included the dividend payment from my FTSE North America-tracking ETF.
In April 2019, my option trading activities resulted in a profit of €15.18 ($17).
I was able to realize €15.18 in premiums by selling two put options on
US pharmacy and drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Total Investment Income
I’m not yet on track for my annual goal, which is to generate an average investment income of €400 per month. However, May is traditionally one of my most profitable months of the year.