Tuesday, May 15, 2018

My April Dividend Income Summary + Latest buys + Dividend Raise $JNJ : $BNS $BCE $CP $MDLZ...

Hey Personal Financial Freaks! This is my fourth Dividend Income Summary for 2018. 

As you can see on my Passive Income page, 11 companies chipped in for this month.  

My dividend tally is stalling because I'm going through tougher times earnings wise. But eh, I'm still very happy working from home! 

In April, I managed to collect the pretty decent amount of 407.62$

The amounts are all in Canadian dollars. 

My Dividends came from:

                REIT Cominar (CUF.UN) : 12.06$  (This was my last dividend from Cominar. I have liquidated my position. This stock is a real dud.)

                Vanguard VSB (VSB) : 15.36$ (steady income from this low-cost bond fund. Sold a little bit though to invest in beat-up stocks. That's part of my Strategy)

                Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) : 140.22$ (Second largest position after JNJ. How did this happen? Buying on the dips for the past 3 years...)

                Mondelez International (MDLZ) : 29.24$ (I have been really patient with MDLZ and had a good return thus far -- since the split with Kraft. What's in store for that stock though?)

               BCE (BCE) : 75.50$ (One of my two telecoms with VZ. My position is growing and the dividends too. The stock is relatively cheap and I may increase my position.) 

             Alimentation Couche-Tard  (ATD.B) : 10.80$ (Nothing to write mama about. But the stock has potential. I'm telling you.) 

             Rio Can Real Estate (REI.UN) :  18.00$ (This stock is flatlining. Shades of Cominar?).

             REIT Canadian Apartment Properties (CAR.UN) : 5.33$   (Favorite REIT by a landslide)

             Vanguard International (VIU):  6.15$ (My International position outside of US and Canada. It's done well thus far although not a big divvy payer. Would like to increase position to 5% of portfolio...)

             Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) : 30.94$ (My biggest railway position. They just increased they dividend by 15%). 

             ATCO (ACO.X) : 64.02$ (Wow, quite the dividend paid, no?The stock is really beat-up. It's a keeper). 



My total Dividend paid for 2018 :  = 400.06$+354.36$+672.20$+407.62$

Latest buys and sells



  • I have initiated two new positions in the US and A (dixit Borat) : in the Walt Disney company and Walgreen's. These two solid dividend paying companies should do well in the future. I will increase my position in them over time. 
ActionTickerSector#PriceDivvy
BuyBCETelecom15$54.94$45.30
BuyKHCConsumer Staple5$60.48$12.50
SoldCUF.UNReal Estate201$12.16$144.72
BuyRYFinancial10$96.85$37.60
BuyVZTelecom20$47.82$47.20
BuyDISConsumer20$100.43$28.40
BuyFBTechnology20$166.64$0.00
BuyWBAConsumer/Health25$65.26$40.00

Dividend news from my companies 
  1. April 27 : Johnson and J. (JNJ) raised its quarterly dividend to 0.84$ (5% increase)
What do you think of this first dividend summary of 2018? 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

March Dividend Income Summary $JNJ $POW $FTS + Latest buys $ACO.X + and Dividend Raise

Hey Personal Financial Freaks! This is my third Dividend Income Summary for 2018. 

As you can see on my Passive Income page, 11 companies chipped in for this month.  Wow!

In March, I managed to collect the pretty decent amount of 672.20$

The amounts are all in Canadian dollars. 

My Dividends came from:

                REIT Cominar (CUF.UN) : 24.04$  (I don't know what to do with the 200 shares I still own of this stock. Thinking about it right now...)

                Vanguard VSB (VSB) : 14.13$ (steady income from this low-cost bond fund)

                Enbridge (ENB) : 114.07$ (Boom! But is the divvy sustainable? What do you think?)

                Power Corp (POW) : 107.55$ (The Canadian financial conglomerate will probably increase its dividend in May. What are you waiting for?)

                Fortis (FTS) : 80.75$ (Ka-Boom too).

               Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) : 140.47$ (King of Kings. Dividend increase in April...).

              Suncor (SU) : 66.60$ (SU isn't part of my big 5 anymore, it's still a force to be reckon with.)

             Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) : 51.21$ (What does Warren have in store with this stock?).

             Rio Can Real Estate (REI.UN) :  18.00$

             Canadian National Railway (CNR) : 50.05$ (Tchou-tchou).

             REIT Canadian Apartment Properties (CAR.UN) : 5.33$  



My total Dividend paid for 2018 :  = 400.06$+354.36$+672.20$

Latest buys and sells
  • ActionTickerSector#PriceDivvy
    BuyJNJHealth9$126.85$30.24
    BuyBRK.BInsurance5$199.72$0.00
    SoldCUF.UNReal Estate53$13.02$38.16
    BuyCNRIndustrial15$96.59$27.30
    BuyENBEnergy20$38.74$53.60
    SoldEMP.AConsumer Staple150$25.54$78.00
    AchatACO.XUtility 20$41.70$30.00
Dividend news from my companies 
  1. March 8 : Cominar (CUF.UN) cut its annual dividend to 0.72$ (37% decrease)
  2. March, 23 : Power Financial (PWF) raised its quarterly dividend to 0.4330$ (5% increase)
What do you think of this first dividend summary of 2018? 

Monday, March 5, 2018

February Dividend Income Summary $PWF $RY $VZ + Latest buys + and Dividend Raise

Hey Financial Freaks! (yes you who come down here to check my stuff)

February is short and not a lot of companies show their love at this time of year-- for me anyway. However, not all is grim during this sad winter month (yes, I hate February) because I have two of my Big 6 that are chipping in, namely Royal Bank and Power Financial. Whenever you receive more than 100$ quarterly from one of your jokers, you know you are starting to punch big numbers (I like to tell myself that anyway).

Now let's talk numbers. Only seven companies chipped in this month.  Check it out on my Passive Income pageI still managed to collect the sum of 354.36$The amounts are all in Canadian dollars. 


My Dividends came from:

                RBC Royal Bank (RY) : 118.30$ (this is my bank, which makes it even sweeter)

                Rio Can Real Estate (REI.UN) :  18.00$

                REIT Canadian Apartment Properties (CAR.UN) : 5.33$  

                Power Financial  (PWF): 123.75$ (love their stake in Wealthsimple. Divvy increase coming

                Verizon (VZ) : 36.10$ (growing stake in this stock. Slowly but surely)

                Cominar REIT (CUF.UN) : 23.94$ (bought one more unit at 13.79$)

                Vanguard (VSB) : 28.94$ (boring paying bonds.)








My total Dividend paid for 2018 :  = 400.06$+354.36$

Latest buys 
  • Bought 20 shares of Fortis (FTS). I had already bought some in January... so when the share price dropped some more I pulled the trigger once again, This new purchase adds 34$ to my annual dividend tally. The company pays a annual dividend of 1,70$. I now hold 190 shares of Fortis. (I will make it 200 real soon due to my OTC...) FTS represents 4,29% of my entire portfolio.
  • Bought 10 shares of the Kraft-Heinz Company (KHC).  I have initiated a position in KHC way back when... The stock was trading around 30$ That was before its split from Mondelez, before Buffet and 3G Capital, before the special dividend... So needless to say my share-price average is much lower than the actual price. So when it dropped by 30% , I figured it was time to add some more. I now hold 75 share, which provides me with 187.50$ annually. I expect KHC to make a great buy sooner than later. They tried with Unilever. Who's the next elephant?I'm ready. KHC represents 3,46% of my entire portfolio.
Dividend news from my companies 
  1. February 7 : Suncor (SU) raised its quaterly dividend to 0.36$ (12.5% increase)
  2. February 8 : BCE (BCE) raised its quarterly dividend to 0.755 (5,2% increase)
  3. February 24 : Royal Bank (RY) raised its quarterly dividend to 0.94$ (3% increase)
  4. February 27 : Bank of N. Scotia (BNS) raised its quarterly dividend to 0.82$ (3,8% increase)
What do you think of this first dividend summary of 2018? 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

January Dividend Income Summary $BCE $CP $BCE + Latest buys + and Dividend Raise

Hey Personal Financial Freaks! This is my first Dividend Income Summary for 2018. 

Yeah, I know, my timing sucks as we are in the midst of a Market correction and everybody is freaking out. Who cares about dividends! Well, I do and you should too.

It's currently the circle of freaks. The medias talks about it. We talk about it. People freak out about it. Your brother-in-law calls you up and freaks out about it.

And you're not freaking out about it and that makes them even more freaked out.

Should I be freaked out? No. Do I like saying freaked out? Yes.

I haven't been investing for that long (10+years) but I know these periods will come and go, and I am more than confortable with my positions. They will pay me dividends while the Market fluctuates (that's what it does) for the next 40+ years (longer if possible). So why freak out? I don't need this capital money.

The only thing that makes me angry is that the bull market was so freaking long that I ended with not a lot of liquidity to really punch into some bargain stocks. But, eh, they might be even cheaper down the line this year. So buckle up and be ready to make a move.

Now let's talk numbers. How did you stack-up divvy wise? I have to say my harvest is modest even though 10 companies chipped in this month.  Check it out on my Passive Income page.

In January, I managed to collect 400.06$The amounts are all in Canadian dollars. 

My Dividends came from:

                Canadian Pacific (CP) : 30.94$

                Vanguard International (VIU) : 13.71$

                Vanguard (VSB) : 25.80$ 

                BCE (BCE) : 71.75$

                Empire (EMP.A) : 15.75$

                Mondelez (MDLZ) : 29.17$

                Bank of Nova Scotia : 134.30$ (automatically purchased a share at 81.81

                Rio Can Real Estate (REI.UN) :  17.63$

                REIT Canadian Apartment Properties (CAR.UN) : 5.33$  

                ATCO (ACO.X) : 55.68$




My total Dividend paid for 2018 :  = 400.06$

Latest buys 
  • Bought 41 shares of Fortis (FTS). The share price was about 43.80$. I thought their 10% drop was significant enough to increase my position. Now it's trading at 41$ ! I still think of increasing my position which represents less than 4% of my portfolio. This new purchase adds 69.70$ to my annual dividend tally. Fortis pays a annual dividend of 1,70$.
  • Bought 10 shares of Canadian National Railway (CNR). You know how I love trains so I was closely watching this stock when it was trading below it's 10% high. I Bought them at 99.70$, which adds 18.20$ to my annual divvy income. CNR pays a annual dividend of 1,82$. They recently increased their dividend. (see below)
Dividend news from my companies 

  1. January 23 : CN Railway (CNR) raised its quaterly dividend to 0.455$ (10% increase)


What do you think of this first dividend summary of 2018?