So let’s try something different for these updates, instead of sitting down sometime after the 1st of the month I’m writing this in bits and pieces scattered over the month, whenever I have a free moment and feel like spending it in front of the computer instead of at the gym, or playing video games, or whatever else.
Market has been on a tear for a while now, awesome for me and my portfolio. I’ve written about the dangers of market timing before, and it’s refreshing (but not unexpected) to be validated. Over the past year, several bloggers have written about how the market is over-valued, difficulty finding investments, that sort of thing. Some went as far as to liquidate some or all of their accounts to wait out a crash. Must be a hard pill to swallow missing out on a roughly 25% (including dividends) return in the past year, TSX or S&P 500, pick your poison.
Also, Mass Effect, Torment: Tides of Numenara, and Logan all come out this month. It’s like Christmas for nerds.
Anyway, great start to the year, let’s see how the rest fares.
This months total: $1,750.02
Another great month, can’t complain at all. A lot of big dividend hikes lately too, things are going well overall. Nothing really changing in my strategy, no new thoughts, earn money, invest, rinse, repeat. If I had been “smart” last year, like so many bloggers were, I’d have been out some $100k in gains. Dumb is the new smart.
|H&R Real Estate Investment Trust||TSE:HR.UN||$32.20|
|RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust||TSE:REI.UN||$39.36|
|Allied Properties Real Estate Investment||TSE:AP.UN||$21.68|
|Chartwell Retirement Residences||TSE:CSH.UN||$18.73|
|Canadian Apartment Properties REIT||TSE:CAR.UN||$19.79|
|Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust||TSE:CUF.UN||$18.99|
|Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust||TSE:D.UN||$31.88|
|Vanguard Canadian Bond ETF||TSE:VAB||$94.21|
|iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats ETF||TSE:CDZ||$81.61|
|National Bank of Canada||TSE:NA||$179.20|
|Inter Pipeline Ltd||TSE:IPL||$55.90|
|Exchange Income Corporation||TSE:EIF||$66.50|
|Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc||TSE:ENF||$62.62|
|Bank of Montreal||TSE:BMO||$190.96|
|Royal Bank of Canada||TSE:RY||$311.25|
|Vanguard Canadian High Dividend ETF||TSE:VDY||$191.06|
|TransAlta Renewables Inc||TSE:RNW||$18.48|
|iShares S&P TSX Capped REIT Index Fund||TSE:XRE||$103.94|
|Forward Dividends||$25,007.35 / year (+$860.30)|
|Portfolio Value||$756,199.91 (+$32,166.95)|
See the full graph of dividends month by month on my Income page.