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?