As you can see, my gains have gone done by over $1,000. In the long-run, things will balance out again, but as of right now, it's not fun to look at. If I'm able to contribute more money, I can buy more of the stocks/ETFs I own at a lower price, and increase the dividend yield (as long as the dividend doesn't get cut or reduced).
Here are the year-to-date numbers on my dividends -
I'm pretty close to reaching $100.00 in dividends for 2018, and I believe I will hit that goal this week. I also made a video talking about my dividends, seen below.
Thanks for reading, and Happy Holidays!