Portfolio Value Update - August 2019

Hello everybody. Welcome back to my blog. I’ve been very busy lately and I apologize for delaying my August update. In terms of portfolio progress, August was a great month, no complaints here. On a personal note, my wife and I celebrated our birthdays together. We’re August birthday people with one week apart so we celebrate our birthdays together. And to spoil the wife, we got her a brand new Samsung s10+. It’s a nice phone! Anyway, let’s dive into the numbers and see how my portfolio did in August.

Portfolio Value
In August, my portfolio value increased by $794 to $76,787. The increase corresponds to my monthly contribution and dividends. Most stocks traded sideways in August without contributing any capital gains to my portfolio.

Dividends received in July 2019: $358.03
Dividends received in July 2018: $260.18
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $97.85 or 38%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $2,698.41

Holy smokes! I did not expect such a high dividend growth rate given the fact that I only invest $575 per month of my own money. That’s the magic of compounding. The longer I’m in the game, the higher the returns, without contributing much on my part.

In August, 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 August, I only did one transaction by purchasing 37 shares of Brookfield Property (BPY.UN). I paid $25.90 per share. Not the best deal, the shares are a bit lower nowadays, but I purchased them before the ex-dividend date to receive the payout in September.

AdSense Earnings
Adsense earnings from blog: $2.66
Adsense earnings from YouTube: $75.97
Total AdSense earnings: $78.65

The Adsense earnings are growing nicely. Blog income continues to be low, but I don’t expect any earnings from it. However, the income from YouTube is increasing to the new highs. In August, my channel received 44,4K views and gained 77 subscribers.


That’s it for August 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 another great month. Love the addition of bpy and the growth of your youtube channel

    keep it up

  2. Another solid month German. That was another nice buy of BPY, I don't think people can go wrong with any of the Brookfield stocks.