Portfolio Value Update - March 2020

Portfolio Value 
In March, my portfolio value decreased by $19,574 and closed at $67,847. This was the biggest month-to-month decline in my investing history. Basically, the portfolio value rolled back where I started a year ago. I expect the month of April to be under pressure as well however, I’m ready to invest new capital should the market continues to tank. My portfolio is 10% cash, ready for buying opportunities. 

Dividends received in March 2020: $480.55
Dividends received in March 2019: $328.37
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $152.18 or 46%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $1,311.32

There was another jump in dividend income due to the special dividend of $92.80 from Genworth Canada. On an adjusted basis, dividends would have been $387.75, an increase of 18% from last year.

AdSense Earnings
Adsense earnings from the blog: $6.05
Adsense earnings from YouTube: $210.30
Total AdSense earnings: $216.35

Adsense earnings from the blog jumped as well, from pennies to dollars. That could be attributed to higher blog traffic. YouTube earnings are stable. Let me know if you want to me to dedicate a separate page for Adsense earnings, just like I have a page for dividends.

I was busy in March buying stocks on sale. I bought TD bank, Suncor and Magna. For more details on those transactions, please refer to my previous post.



That’s it for March 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. It's always tough to see our portfolio value decrease in such a significant way, but we know that it should bounce back over time. Congrats on the dividend income growth that is very impressive, I always enjoy reading your posts. Keep up the great job your growth is amazing!

    1. Hey, Matt. Yea, for now the dividends continue to grow. For the next three months things might change. I predict a lot more companies will start to reduce dividends to cut spending during the cash flow crisis. New purchases should offset the decline of dividend cuts.

  2. While the world is mostly closed for business your portfolio continues to churn out cash. Just stay diversified to mitigate any potential dividend cuts coming our way which will affect all of us at some point in 2020. Keep up the good work.

    1. The economy is taking a pause. The one thing I enjoy is smog-free mornings. The air has really cleared up.

  3. Nice German

    Gotta love that growth and all those special dividends. You continue to rack it in in multiple fronts.

    Awesome, keep it up. Enjoy the cleaner air

    1. Love the special dividend from MIC. Now that the stock is down, maybe I should add more.

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