Portfolio Value Update - September 2018

Welcome back to my blog! The month of September have passed and it’s time for me to give a little update about my portfolio.

Portfolio Value
As of September 30, 2018 my investment portfolio balance stood at $63,169.00. The portfolio value decreased by $294.74 from last month. I saw this coming because last month I had the best performing month, so the stocks had to pull back a little bit. They can’t always go up. But no complains. A little retracement is always good for buyers like me.

In September I hit a new record. I received $284.65 in dividends. That’s an increase of $57.55 or 25% from the same period of last year. I’m looking forward to hit a new milestone of $300/month in dividends probably in December. My total year-to-date dividend income is $2,341.18.

Every month I transfer $700 of fresh capital to my TFSA account. I plan to keep that pace until the end of the year. Next year I will adjust my contributions, depending on 2019 TFSA limit.

I only made one transaction by purchasing 28 shares of Laurentian Bank.


YouTube Channel Update
I have a YouTube channel that was demonetized in February of 2018 because of the new monetization rules. Back then I had 500 subscribers and 150,000 of watched minutes. The new rules required channels to have at least 1,000 subscribers and 240,000 of watched minutes for monetization.

In September, I finally reached 1,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel and accumulated over 260,000 of watched minutes in the past twelve months. The monetization is not turned on yet because it takes about a month for YouTube to review my channel again.

That's it for now. Feel free to ask any questions!


  1. nice German congrats on the dividend income but more importantly the re monetization of your youtube channel. That is huge congrats on that!

    keeep it up

    1. Thanks! The YouTube monetization process will take around a month.

  2. Awesome results and heading towards the $300! Congratulations on your YouTube channel, hopefully it will allow you to have yet another income stream.

    1. Thank you, Mr. Robot! I will keep you posted when my YT channel gets approved.

  3. Nice Korb - that portfolio is certainly starting to look good!

    1. Thank you, sir! That monthly dividend really adds up!

  4. Congrats on a great month. I've never really checked out any youtube videos for finance. I'll have to subscribe.

    Best of luck!

    1. Hey Jordan,

      My YouTube channel is about aviation. One of my hobbies when I have a free time.