New Buy: Cominar

In my recent blog post, I outlined three potential stock picks for February 2019. These were Freehold Royalties, Artis, and Cominar. I did a quick review of the three companies again and decided to add to my Cominar position.

About the Company
Cominar is the largest REIT in the province of Quebec. I love this company for high-quality shopping malls that are located in the greater Montreal area. In fact, when I go shopping, I always end up going to shopping malls owned my Cominar. They are very appealing, modern and easy-to-get-to. Apart from retail properties, Cominar also owns industrial and office buildings. Unfortunately, they don’t own any residential properties. Hopefully, they will start working on that.

I Saved $100 on Electricity Bill

I got my electricity bill in the mail and was really surprised to see how much I saved. I saved a $100 on my hydro bill by doing a few tricks and today I would like to share with you what I did.

Before I get down to more details, let me tell you what it takes to save on electricity. You need to isolate your place so the cold air doesn’t come in and the hot air doesn’t come out. That’s the basic rule.

Here’s what I did.

I isolated my windows and my patio door and reduced hot water consumption.

Trick #1

Portfolio Value Update - January 2019

Portfolio Value
Everybody is aware that January was a pretty good month so I won’t be wasting your time sugar-coating it how good it was. On January 31, 2019 my investment portfolio was valued at $65,596. The value increased by $5,470 from previous month. This was the best monthly increase of all times. Main reason for the increase – stocks went up. To be honest, I did not expect the market to rebound so fast.

Dividends received in January 2019: $320.40
Dividends received in January 2018: $240.83
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $79.57 or 33%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $320.40

One of the activities that I enjoy is to sit down with my cup of coffee and calculate all the dividends that I received during the month. This is the third month in a row that I received over $300. All dividends are reinvested into dividend paying stocks.