In the table below, here's a breakdown of my where my dividends are at for January.
- Green means I've received the dividend
- Yellow means the dividend is pending
- White means it hasn't shown up yet, paid or pending
It makes sense that quite a few aren't paid or pending yet. I have a lot of monthly paying dividend stocks/ETFs, and those are the ones not showing up. Since they pay monthly, I believe most of them have ex-dividend dates and record dates in the same month they pay the dividend.
Yes, I realize it's riskier having these monthly paying stocks/ETFs, but I'm trying to get my dividend snowball rolling, and I'm trying to make up for lost time :)
The end of the month, just like December 2018, should be fun and full with dividends!