Passive Income January 2019

Thanks to my steadily growing portfolio of stocks, bonds, options and savings accounts, I’m enjoying the benefits of a regular passive income.

Once a month, I keep track of my recent earnings. This is my monthly income statement for January 2019.

Income Statement January 2019

Monthly Passive Income
Monthly Passive Income

In January 2019, I earned €394.76 ($450) in passive income. This is a huge increase compared to January 2018, when I didn’t earn any passive income at all.

It looks just like I couldn’t have had a much better start to the new year:

Passive Income January 2017-2019
Passive Income January 2017-2019

Last month, my passive income included the dividend payment from my FTSE North America-tracking ETF (€13.97).

Furthermore, I was also able to realize €380.79 in premiums by selling put and call options on British American Tobacco as well as another put option on Fresenius.

Passive Income January 2019
Passive Income January 2019

As you might remember, I over-accomplished my last year’s goal, which was to generate an average passive income of €250 per month.

This is why I set myself an even more ambitious target for 2019, which is a passive income of €400 per month or €4,800 per year.

After the first month of the year, it looks like I’m pretty much on track for my new annual goal:

Target-vs.-Actual Passive Income
Target-vs.-Actual Passive Income

Portfolio Additions in January 2019

On my way to financial independence, I constantly try to improve my income situation. To this end, I pursue a core-satellite investment strategy.

The core of my portfolio is a broadly diversified ETF portfolio, which I manage through value averaging. In January, I didn’t purchase any ETF shares.

My ETF portfolio is complemented by a high-yielding stock portfolio, which I manage according to my own stock screener. However, I also didn’t initiate any new position in January.

Our passive income for 2019 is now expected to hit €4,434.33 (previous estimate: €4,037.02 ). This would be an increase of 21% compared to 2018.

BTW: I regularly publish my watchlist, which features all potential candidates for a prospective portfolio addition.

How much passive income did you earn in January? Please let me know and leave a comment or get in touch with me on Facebook or Twitter!

2 Replies to “Passive Income January 2019”

  1. Looks like a strong start to 2019. Keep building up that passive income stream. I’m looking to add to my MO or T this month. Still like the levels they are trading at.

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