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.
This months total: $2580.42, new record 🙂
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.
|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||$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|
|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|
|Forward Dividends||$24,147.74 / year (+$694.38)|
|Portfolio Value||$724,032.96 (+$15,545.14)|
See the full graph of dividends month by month on my Income page.