Portfolio Value Update - January 2021

Welcome back to my blog. January 2021 was an exciting month. The WallStreetBets on reddit coordinated a short squeeze on some of the most shorted stocks. It was entertaining to watch the tug of war between the retail investors and the hedge funds. Usually, the big guys manipulate the markets and take advantage of the swing trades, but this time, probably for the first time in history, retail investors won the war! Eventually the dust will settle, and the big boys will take over. Anyway, let’s get to my January numbers.

Portfolio Value
In January, my stock portfolio value increased by $9,151 and closed at $110,144. I did transfer $6,000 to max out my TFSA contribution room, the rest of the gain came from stock appreciation.

Dividends received in January 2021: $450.92
Dividends received in January 2020: $365.63
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $85.29 or 23%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $450.92

I’m starting the year on a good note. The growth rate is acceptable.

Ads Revenue
AdSense Revenue from YouTube: $779.00

Januaries are the worst months for YouTubers because the ad rates are cut in half. That’s the nature of ad rates. They are more expensive towards the end of the year, aka the shopping season. That’s why my earnings dropped from $1456 in December to $779 in January.

But if you compare on a yearly basis, my January 2021 earnings jumped 337% from $178.17 to $779.00.

January 2021 YouTube Stats:
  • 584K Views (Second best month)
  • 2.552 New Subscribers (Record monthly increase in new subs)
  • $779 Revenue
  • Daily Average $25.12

January 2021 Summary
Portfolio Value: $110,144
Dividend Income: $450.92
AdSense Income: $779.00
Combined Income (excluding day job): $1,229.92

Performance Charts


That’s it for January 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. Fantastic stuff German

    Great yr over yr growth, nice to max that tfsa off the bat too!

    as always nice youtube earnings!

  2. I do enjoy reading about your progress German. I've noticed the same on my end as well with my Youtube channel, Jan income was definitely lower than December. It'll be interesting to see when it picks back up

  3. Honestly, the most impressive part of your income is the AdSense Revenue from YouTube. Never realized it can be such a good money maker. Do you have a post or video talking about how it all began?
    I am also interested in knowing what you bought with the new $6000 in TFSA.
    Take care

    1. Hi,

      I got monetized on YouTube in October 2018 and that's when I started to post about it.


      Here's the post of the stocks I bought with $6000:

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