Portfolio Value Update - July 2019

Welcome back to my blog. It’s time to review the month of July. July was a great month. We went on a road trip. My portfolio value reached an all-time high and my monthly dividends reached a new milestone. If you’re interested in my road trip, I can write a separate blog post, but for now, let’s get straight to the numbers.

Portfolio Value
In July, my portfolio value increased by $2,001 to $75,993. 25% of the increase came from fresh capital; the rest came from dividends and stocks appreciation. I must admit that the stock market is pricey right now and there are fewer deals on the table. We should see a pullback in the fall and towards the end of the year. We always do :)

Dividends received in July 2019: $350.27
Dividends received in July 2018: $277.31
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $72.96 or 26%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $2,340.38

As you can see from the numbers above, dividends are growing at a healthy rate. A year-over-year increase of 26% is just awesome. I also reached a new milestone of $350/mo from regular dividends (excluding special dividends). Next milestone is $400/mo from dividends.

In July, I transferred $575 to my TFSA account. I will continue to contribute the same amount every month. My TFSA contribution limit will be reached by the end of this year.

In July, I made two transactions. I sold Pure Multi-Family REIT (FUN.UN) because the company was bought by a private real estate firm. I decided to reinvest the money into a similar residential REIT so I bought Northview Apartment REIT. I already covered all the details about this transaction in my previous post.

AdSense Earnings
Adsense earnings from the blog: $0.67
Adsense earnings from YouTube: $68.35
Total AdSense earnings: $69.02

The Adsense earnings are growing nicely. I’m really pleased with the way YouTube channel is growing. I was lazy in July and made fewer videos compared to June, but I was still able to earn more money in July. My YouTube channel reached 2,077 subscribers and my videos cumulatively receive 1,285 views per day.



That’s it for July update! Let me know what you think of my progress. Feel free to share your progress in the comment section below. Thank you for reading and take care!


  1. DIS - This is an incredible month. Congrats on the progress and crossing the new milestone!


    1. Thanks, Bert! Yes, let's of good progress was made in July!