Portfolio Value Update - April 2019

Portfolio Value 
In April my portfolio value decreased by $25 to $72,246. It’s still pretty high considering that my portfolio value was about $60,000 in the end of 2018. Since the beginning of this year, I added $2,300 of new money through contributions and $1,300 through dividends. The rest of the value increase came from stocks appreciation.

Dividends received in April 2019: $333.64
Dividends received in March 2018: $255.89
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $77.75 or 30%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $1,305.16

Dividends received in 2019 was $333.64. Still a solid year-over-year growth of 30%, so no complaints here. New monthly stock purchases and dividend increases helped me achieve the 30% growth. Year-to-date dividend income surpassed $1,300 which is enough to cover one month of my condo expenses.

AdSense Earnings
Adsense earnings from blog: $2.26
Adsense earnings from YouTube: $40.40
Total AdSense earnings: $42.66

Adsense earnings from this blog is very small. I may move some ads around to improve the click-thru rate. As for YouTube, I published 18 new videos last month, but it will take some time before these video start to make money. My YouTube channel generates on average $1.35 per day in passive income.

In April 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 April I made one transaction. I bought 70 shares of Morguard REIT. You can refer to my previous post where I provide more details about this purchase.

2019 Goals
Let’s revisit my goals and progress. Last year I set three goals for 2019 – 70K in portfolio value, $350 in monthly dividends, and $4000 in total dividends. The first goal is already achieved. The second goal should be achieved by September. And I’m on track to achieve the third goal by the end of the year.



That’s it for April 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. nice German.

    Great yr over yr growth and your on track to hit your remaining goals.

    awesome. keep it up buddy.

  2. Love the results DIS! You're growth is great. Look at the fruits of your hard work paying off :)