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?