Before diving in I’d like to extend my warmest of wishes to all you guys and to all your families. I hope the holiday season was enjoyable and relaxing for all. As mentioned in my last update, receiving $840 during this last month was my only chance at reaching my $8,000 dividend goal. Let’s see if I made it! Here are the dividends I’ve received in December 2017 from both of my investing accounts:
- Financial 15 (FTN): $176.23
- Savaria Corp (SIS): $16.56
- Park Lawn Corp (PLC): $24.85
- Enbridge Income Fund Holdings (ENF): $10.09
- Sienna Senior Living (SIA): $2.85
- Saputo (SAP): $9.44
- Financial 15 (FTN): $348.57
- Savaria Corp (SIS): $2.10
- Enbridge Income Fund Holdings (ENF): $9.07
- Dream Global REIT (DRG.UN): $17.93
- Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD.B): $1.89
Last year, in December 2016, I had received a total of $627.52, which represents a YoY decrease of 1.3% (see graph).
I’m up to $7,779.16 in dividend income alone for 2017 (see graph). Although I haven’t officially met my goal of $8,000, I’m satisfied in knowing that I reached 97.2% of it. Seeing the yearly dividend income grow so fast is very pleasing. In 2016, I was able to generate $4,777.95 in dividends and 2017 represents a 62.8% increase over 2016.
1- My 2018 dividend goal will remain the same at $10,000, which represents $1.14/hour during the whole year (or $27 per day). Check out my Goals Page.
2- I’m currently doing some value plays (FAT and IME) and will update you on their performance in the coming 2017 Yearly Report. The capital generated from these will be distributed according to My Evil Master Plan. Although, there might be a slight variation in the plan when it comes to the IME part, which is in my RRSP. I plan to increase my exposure to US stocks in 2018. Current prospects include AAPL, UL, JNJ, ABBV, AMNF, O, PFE. More DD will be done when purchasing time comes. To be continued…
3- 2018 will be filled with costly transitions (house, moving, baby?) and I will inevitably be a little tighter in terms of contributions for investments in my TFSA or RRSP. Therefore, I would like to try to generate some capital in a non tax-sheltered account with some more value plays in order to increase my contributions to said accounts. More to come in my Yearly Report for 2017.
Thank You All!
Lastly, I would like to extend my gratitude for the investing community here on the Blog as well as on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Your comment, suggestions, questions, and general interest have rendered this young blog (about 6 months old) very dear to me. I started blogging as a way to keep myself accountable for my investments but the more I write, the more I realize that I truly enjoy sharing my journey with you all. Thank you.
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