Checking out some real-estate.
Checking out some real-estate.

January!

Last month I found myself a little lacking in time for things like blog updates, and this month is no different. Been granted a moment’s respite so I’ll use that write a quick update before my brain shuts down completely for the evening.

Like most months, this month was a blur of running around, getting up to speed on some new projects, taking care of the kids, and whatever else. On the work front, things are busier than normal since I’ve been asked to take over some projects, and mentor some of the lower level engineers. I don’t do as much mentoring as I probably should, but it’s interesting work. In essence, you’re attempting to debug and optimize a person.

Other than that, family is fine. Weather is cold. Same old this month.

 

Finances

This months total: $2580.42, new record ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s fantastic being back at work, mostly because I collect full-time pay-cheques again and that means my investment account gets to feed. Got my bonus, very respectable sum, haven’t invested it yet though so we’ll see that next month. Last month we dumped in $25k into MrsSLM’s TFSA (tax free savings account for non-Canadian readers), and I’ll probably use some of my bonus to finish maxing it out. Still dabbling a bit with options on NYSEARCA:UPRO and NYSEARCA:UVXY, sold some covered calls on the former and bought (and then sold) some Jan 2019 PUTS on the latter. We’ve also officially crossed the $2k / month mark (yay!), and so begins our exalted march towards $3k / month. We’ll see how feasible that is either this year or next.

 

Name Symbol Income
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
Smart REIT TSE:SRU.UN $24.08
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 $20.90
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats ETF TSE:CDZ $162.42
Vanguard Canadian Bond ETF TSE:VAB $67.60
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index ETF TSE:XEC $68.84
iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF TSE:XEF $365.43
Bank of Nova Scotia TSE:BNS $158.36
TELUS Corporation TSE:T $172.50
BCE Inc. TSE:BCE $182.91
Toronto-Dominion Bank TSE:TD $184.25
Inter Pipeline Ltd TSE:IPL $55.90
Exchange Income Corporation TSE:EIF $66.50
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc TSE:ENF $56.91
TransAlta Renewables Inc TSE:RNW $18.48
Vanguard Canadian High Dividend ETF TSE:VDY $200.53
Vanguard Global All Cap ex Canada Index ETF TSE:VXC $439.68
iShares S&P TSX Capped REIT ETF TSE:XRE $213.37
Total $2580.42

 

 

Summary

Dividends Collected $2,580.42
Forward Dividends $24,147.74 / year (+$694.38)
Portfolio Value $724,032.96 (+$15,545.14)

 

See the full graph of dividendsย month by month onย my Income page.

Financial Update – Jan 2017

20 thoughts on “Financial Update – Jan 2017

  • February 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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    awesome result! congratulations!
    and i am happy to see you making progress in trading options! ๐Ÿ™‚

    keep it up!
    best regards
    Chri

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    • March 2, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • March 2, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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      Thanks Dividend Driven, checked out your site, really like your leaderboard, super cool!

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    • March 2, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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      Ha never thought about it in terms of hourly wage, interesting.

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  • February 8, 2017 at 12:03 am
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    This is fantastic! I have some ways to go before hitting the $2,000 mark for monthly income, having just crossed the $1,000 last month. Congratulations and keep up the good work!~

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    • March 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm
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      Congrats on the $1000 mark, will be watching for when you hit $2000 ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • March 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm
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      Thanks! Looks like things are going quite well for you too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • February 8, 2017 at 6:56 am
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    Now that is a good start of the year, very nice results! Love the photo on top too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • March 2, 2017 at 7:26 pm
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      Getting a non-blurry picture of a toddler on a phone is tough work!

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  • February 8, 2017 at 7:49 am
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    As others have written, simply amazing results for the month. For many, that can be a regular monthly income coming your way passively. Of course, love seeing those Canadian banks continue to pay out. I still have BMO and CM on my watch list but not sure about adding those names since I already hold TD, BNS and RY. Thanks for sharing.

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    • March 2, 2017 at 7:27 pm
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      Yeah love the banks although I should diversify a bit more.

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  • February 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm
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    Mr SLM
    Nice ! Great to see a new record. You are killing it. The totals are impressive. I am working towards getting there. Keep on it and you are all set. Thanks for sharing !

    -Brian

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    • March 2, 2017 at 7:27 pm
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      Definitely, no plans on stopping in the short term.

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  • February 12, 2017 at 2:35 pm
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    Nice pick up this past week. I am thinking about adding POT & FLO myself in the up coming weeks.

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    • March 2, 2017 at 7:28 pm
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      I used to hold TSE:POT but ended up dumping it early last year, what’s your attraction to it?

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  • February 20, 2017 at 2:52 am
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    Congrats on the record SLM. What you achieve every month is astounding and Iโ€™m really motivated for us to get remotely close to your figures one day ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice job. Good luck for next month and the rest of the year!

    Tristan

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    • March 2, 2017 at 7:29 pm
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      Thanks Tristan! I have a few years head start on you ๐Ÿ™‚

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