Sunday, September 21, 2014

Week in Review 38/14

Welcome and thanks for reading! In this review, I will gather together important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. In my week review, I put also together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week. 

Dividends from My Portfolio Holdings:

  • On September 15 I received a dividend of € 39.14 from Global X SuperDividend ETF.
  • On September 16 I received a dividend of € 15.54 from American Realty Capital Properties.
  • On September 16 I received a dividend of € 9.31 from McDonald's Corporation.

Dividend income reported after the deduction of taxes. I have also updated my Monthly Dividend sheet. 

News from My Portfolio Holdings:

McDonald's Corporation: September 18, 2014

  • McDonald's Raises Quarterly Cash Dividend By 5% (More here

Articles that caught my attention:

I wish all readers a nice next week.  


  1. Hi Dividend Hawk,

    I've been reading your blog for a while and I find it really interesting. It is not so common to find an European interested and passionate about DGI field that is dominated by the US-based fellows. Some Scandinavian stocks paying dividend caught my attention and currently I am analyzing their financial statements. Keep up the good work!

    I am interested in that Global X SuperDividend ETF. It seems riskier than the average funds that dividend focus but the yield is attractive - approxinately 5.6% gross. What is the tax burden of that fund? I like very much the idea that it pays dividend every month.


    1. Hi Hristo

      Scandinavian companies generally pay good dividends, but most of those don't have any yearly dividend growth. Global X to pay distributions. For this I pay withholding tax of 15% in the United States and another 15% in Finland. The total capital tax for me is 30% of the distributions. Of foreign companies, tax dividends for me is usually 25.5% (15% + 10.5%).

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks for the mention Hawk. I hope you had a great weekend. Have you been enjoying, or struggling, with any currency fluctuations over there?

    1. Hi Bryan

      Changes in exchange rates affect the course for me. The portfolio of development looks good, and the dividend will grow automatically when the Euro weakens. On the other hand I need more Euros, when I buy foreign shares!

      Have a great Sunday!

  3. Thanks for the mention, DH. Hope you are having a great wknd.


  4. DH,

    Appreciate the inclusion. Hope you had a great weekend over there!!

    Best regards.

  5. DH,

    Thanks for the list of readings. Also, I'm a fellow owner of MCD, so that 5% raise was nice!

  6. That list of readings was great, thanks for posting them!

  7. DH,

    Thanks for the mention on your site, appreciate it!