The Sale of Brookfield Property Partners and Purchased Two Canadian Stocks

Hey guys! So, this Friday, June 25, I made a few transactions in my TFSA account. I sold the entire BPY position and bought two other stocks. The reason I sold Brookfield Property Partners (BPY) is because they will be acquired very soon anyway.

I had 186 shares/units of BPY that I bought between 2017 and 2019 for an average price of around $27 per share. When covid hit, the stock tanked to under $10 because most of retail stores and malls had to close. That negatively affected BPY and many other retail REITs. Right now, BPY trades at pre-covid level and slightly higher for what the company will be acquired for. I decided to exit and sold all shares for $23.35 per share. I booked a loss of $699 but the dividends that I received in the last four years had offset the loss completely. Considering how low the stock price “dipped” during covid, my loss could have been a lot bigger.


As soon as I sold BPY, I bought two other stocks. You know me. I hate to hold cash and try to redeploy the capital asap. I added 100 shares of Algonquin Power (AQN.TO) to my position and started a new position in Bell (BCE.TO) by purchasing 50 shares. I believe both companies are solid and should provide great returns going forward. For AQN I paid $18.87 per share and for BCE I paid $60.72 per share.

Portfolio Value Update - May 2021

Portfolio Value
I can’t believe it’s already June! Summer! It’s time to report my May progress. In May, my portfolio increased by $2,058 from $121,716 to $123,774. The increase in value is attributed to stock market appreciation. The markets are hot and stocks continue to trade at high valuations. I have a bit of cash sitting in the account and if we get some pullback, I will take the opportunity to buy. I’m thinking investing in energy stocks, like adding more to Suncor, Enbridge, and Pembina. The world is thirsty for oil and the demand will only increase due to summer driving season.

Dividends received in May 2021: $475.69
Dividends received in May 2020: $361.70
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $113.99 or 31.51%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $2,294.59