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. 
BuyKHCConsumer Staple5$60.48$12.50
SoldCUF.UNReal Estate201$12.16$144.72

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?