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? 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Latest buy + Dividend Raise and December Dividend Income Summary $JNJ $FB $POW $FTS $ENB...

Hey Personal Financial Freaks! This is my last Dividend Income Summary of 2017. 

Holidays have been quite hectic and this is why I am posting this Income Summary a little late. It's been a good month though.

As you can see on my Passive Income page12 companies chipped in for this month of December. 

This month I managed to collect the pretty decent sum of 683.47$

The amounts are all in Canadian dollars. 

My Dividends came from:


·      1-REIT Cominar (CUF.UN) : a) 23.75$ + 23.85$ (2 units bought at 14.07$ and 14.17$)

 2-Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) : 140.72$

·      3-Kraft-Heinz (KHC) : 43.81$

·      4-RBC Index funds : 51.48$ (year)

·      5-Fortis (FTS) : 54.40$

·      6-Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD.B) : 10.80$ 

 7-Enbridge (ENB.TO) : 103.70$

·      8-Power Corporation (POW.TO) : 107.55$

 9-Suncor (SU.TO) :  59.20$

 10-Canadian National Railway (CNR.TO) :  41.25$

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

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


Total Dividend paid for 2017 :  =  4 923.95$ (damn that's close to 5000S!)

Latest buys 
  • Bought 100 shares of VSB. This is a Bond Index Fund by Vanguard. I have explained in the past why I like to have a little bond exposure. If the stock market goes up much during the year, I balance it out by buying more bonds. Same when it's the other way around (although I dont'recall much of that in a long time!). I now own 500 shares of VSB. These shares can be sold to buy more stocks. But they also provide me with a stable revenu of interests. It's more or less 20$+ per month, around 250$ per year. Which is fine for this fix revenue portion of my portfolio.
  • Bought 2 shares of Facebook (FB). I explained on Twitter why I made that peculiar buy. Fact is, I bought a certificate (one framed share with his name) of Facebook to my nephew. It was roughly trading at 23$ at the time. Needless to say he's quite happy with it now that it's trading at 180$ US... He always teases me with this gift, so I decided to buy two. A little late, I know. But at least if the stock appreciates, I will be singing happily with my nephew instead of hearing him telling me I should have bought some for myself at the time. If you buy a stock as gift for friends of family, make sure you load up on it yourself. If it crashes, you can laugh it out together, same if it peaks. Heck, I might even load up some more in the future. One things is missing from my portfolio and it's a tech-stock. Will it be Facebook or another one? Will see. Any ideas? Let me know.
Dividend news from my companies 

  1. Dec. 1 : Rio Can Real Estate (REI.UN) raised its annually dividend to 1.44$ (2% increase)
What do you think of this last dividend summary of 2017?