Portfolio Value Update - February 2020

Hey guys! Welcome back to the blog. We’re already in March, which means it’s time to report my monthly progress. Let’s see how my investment portfolio did in February and how much income it generated.

Portfolio Value
In February, my portfolio value decreased by $4,092 and closed at $87,421. So far, the fear of global pandemic shaved off 4.49% of my portfolio value. My stance towards investing remains the same. I will continue to invest in high quality businesses like banks, utilities and residential real estate.

Dividends received in February 2020: $465.14
Dividends received in February 2019: $322.75
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $142.39 or 44.11%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $830.77

In February, I saw big jump in dividend income due to a special dividend of $92.80 from Genworth MI Canada. So far, the investment in Genworth has been great. The company paid 3 special dividends in the past six months, apart from their regular quarterly dividends.

AdSense Earnings
Adsense earnings from the blog: $0.72
Adsense earnings from YouTube: $261.35
Total AdSense earnings: $262.07

In February, I received over $260 from ads. That’s 5x increase from the same period of last year. I added 32 videos to my YouTube channel to support future growth.

I didn’t do any transactions in February. I let the dividends accumulate in my account for future purchases. I should be able to make my first stock purchase in March exclusively from dividends. What a great feeling! I can continue to grow my portfolio without adding any more of fresh capital.


That’s it for February 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. Awww German, man that youtube income is sweet. Congrats on the amazing growth yr over yr too!

    I saw the genworth special dividend and was thinking about buying the stock just for that. How do they keep handing out these special dividends?

    Keep it up German

    1. If I recall from their first announcement, they want to distribute excess amount of cash to shareholders. First National does that too, once a year. I think it's the nature of their business. They don't require a lot of capital for turnaround. The business is on the roll.

  2. Hey German fantastic dividend total for February such a large increase over 2019 congrats. It sucks seeing the portfolio go down but you have the perfect mindset just keep investing in quality companies. I look forward to reading about your stock purchase in March. I went crazy today and spent $2,700 on six stocks :)

    1. Nice, Matt! Looking forward seeing the stocks your bought. That must have been the right timing.