Portfolio Value Update - October 2022

Portfolio Value
In October, my portfolio value increased by $4,388 from $140,419 to $144,807. I was expecting a small recovery after a two-month sell-off. Not sure how the markets will perform in November and December, but most likely we will not see big gains.



Dividends
Dividends received in October 2022: $653.13
Dividends received in October 2021: $479.19
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $173.94 or 36%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $6,088.51

The year-to-date income has already surpassed the total income of 2021. I also reached a new milestone of $650+ per month in regular dividends.



Portfolio Value Update - September 2022

Portfolio Value
In September, my portfolio value decreased by $11,979 from $152,398 to $140,419. That was a big drop, but regardless of what the markets are doing, I keep buying stocks every month. October might be a better month for stocks as “high-inflation” and “high-interest rate” news are fading away.



Dividends
Dividends received in September 2022: $647.13
Dividends received in September 2021: $479.19
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $167.94 or 35%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $5,435.38



Portfolio Value Update - August 2022

Portfolio Value
In August, my portfolio value decreased by $3,108 from $155,506 to $152,398. The first three weeks the markers were performing very well and I had my portfolio almost crossing $160K, but in the last week the markets took a beating and lost about a thousand points which dragged my portfolio value down. At least we have better buying opportunities for September.



Dividends
Dividends received in August 2022: $642.09
Dividends received in August 2021: $453.41
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $188.68 or 41%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $4,788.25


Portfolio Value Update - July 2022

Portfolio Value
In July, my portfolio value increased by $7,455 from $147,601 to $155,506. We saw a good recovery in the stock market, which pushed my portfolio above 150K again. Going forward, the growth will be minimal as I’m dumping more money into my mortgage. I’m currently paying a low interest rate, but because the rates are going up, I decided to pay off the mortgage a lot sooner. I don't want to refinance with 5+%.



Dividends
Dividends received in July 2022: $637.53
Dividends received in July 2021: $452.58
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $184.95 or 40%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $4,146.16


Portfolio Value Update - June 2022

Portfolio Value
In June, my portfolio value decreased by $12,792 from $160,393 to $147,601. It’s quite a big drop but in line with the boarder Canadian market which fell 8%. It’s not too bad. We just need to hold tight and continue investing until we reach our goals.


Dividends
Dividends received in June 2022: $618.36
Dividends received in June 2021: $443.67
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $174.69 or 39%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $3,508.63

So far the dividend growth has been strong. My dividends usually grow 10 to 15% year over year, so the 39% growth is really good.


Portfolio Value Update - May 2022

Portfolio Value
In May, my portfolio value increased by $4,250 from $156,143 to $160,393. May was a volatile month for stocks. The markets dipped in mid-May, but then recovered quickly by the end of the month. I’m glad that my portfolio is above the 160K mark.



Dividends
Dividends received in May 2022: $605.76
Dividends received in May 2021: $475.69
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $130.07 or 27%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $2,890.27

I think it’s a great progress. So far this year, the dividends have been growing at a good pace. I continue to add more capital and reinvest the dividends to fuel future growth. Furthermore, the dividend increases play an important role in dividend growth. A lot of my stocks have raised the dividends this year.



Portfolio Value Update - April 2022

Portfolio Value
In April, my portfolio value decreased by $5,794 from $161,937 to $156,143. The market dropped in mid-April following the interest rate hike by the central bank. The drop has set me back to where I was in March. But this is a buying opportunity and there are a lot more deals that I could take advantage of in the coming months.


Dividends
Dividends received in April 2022: $605.33
Dividends received in April 2021: $463.27
Year-Over-Year Dividend Growth: $142.06 or 30%
Year-To-Date Dividend Income: $2,284.51

I’m now earning over $600 per month in passive income from regular dividends. This is a new milestone for me and I couldn’t be happier with the progress so far. All dividends are invested back into dividend paying stocks.



Portfolio Value Update - March 2022

Portfolio Value
In March, my portfolio value increased by $4,998 from $156,939 to $161,937. Canadian market performed strongly in March, despite the conflict in Eastern Europe. My portfolio is sitting at all-time high and I continue to put more cash to work.




Portfolio Value Update - February 2022

Last month I wrote about the tensions in Eastern Europe and in February the war broke out between Russia and Ukraine. My prayers to all people affected in such pointless fight. Unfortunately, in all conflicts, it’s the peaceful; working-class citizens that has to suffer for the wrong-doing of stubborn politicians.


Portfolio Value
In February, my portfolio value increased by $5,885 from $151,054 to $156,939. It was a volatile month for the markets, especially since the war broke out. My plan regarding investing remains the same: continue to buy stocks.


Portfolio Value Update - January 2022

Portfolio Value
In January, my portfolio value increased by $7,351 from $143,703 to $151,054. New Milestone!! The majority of the increase came from new TFSA contribution of $6,000 and the rest came from dividends and stocks appreciation.

January was a volatile month with omicron fears, protests, and military tension in Eastern Europe. However, if you look in the past; 2020 and 2021 had similar problems and the markets did incredibly well. Will the markets continue to do well in 2022? We’ll see. I personally don’t think so and the way I’m going to play these markets is by investing in high quality businesses and stick to my long-term plan.


The first stock buys of 2022 – TFSA maxed out

Here we go again. I already maxed out my TFSA account and spent every single dollar on stocks. Can’t help it. As soon as the money hits the account, I got to go on a shopping spree. Am I a stock addict? Here’s what I bought:




Portfolio Value Update - December 2021

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all the best! December 2021 turned out to be the best month of the year. Let’s dive in.



Portfolio Value
In December, my portfolio value increased by $11,536 from $132,167 to $143,703. This was the best performing month of 2021. I expect my portfolio value to grow further in January since I’m adding $6,000 to my TSFA account.