Hello everyone and welcome to my April 2017 income report. This is my favourite time of the month when I get to share with the world how many dividends I received, and also I get to read other bloggers income reports which provide me with inspiration. April saw me receive dividends from 16 companies and 1 ETF. My year-over-year growth for the month was 16.4% from April 2016. Most of this growth was from dividend increases I received earlier in the year and reaffirmed why I chose to focus my investing strategy on dividend paying stocks.
My portfolio consists of two accounts first a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) and the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). In my TFSA I received a payment from all 8 companies that are in the account for a total of $116.08. For my RRSP I had 8 stocks and 1 ETF pay me for a total $287.74. Combined I received $403.82 the second consecutive month in which I have crossed the $400 mark. This is a significant increase over 2016 where I received $346.87.
So let’s take a look at what I received in each account.
|Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust||$17.63|
|The Keg Royalties Income Fund||$15.24|
|ZCL Composites Inc.||$15.24|
|Artis Real Estate Investment Trust||$13.95|
|Boston Pizza Royalties Fund||$12.31|
|Algonquin Power & Utilities||$47.78|
|BMO US Dividend ETF||$31.29|
|Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp.||$16.76|
|North West Company||$0.32|
Year-over-Year Dividend Comparison
So far as you can see I have surpassed my totals in every month. I am hoping this trend will continue throughout 2017.
At the beginning of 2017 I set a goal of wanting to receive $4,000 in dividends this year. Last year I received just over $3,500. To help display this goal I thought I would add a gauge to show you how far along I am in achieving this goal. Through the first four months of 2017 I have received $379 more this year than last.
I did not buy or sell any stocks in April.
I did not receive any increases or decreases in the month of April. I am hoping to receive some increases in May.
Thank you so much for reading my April income post. I hope each and every one of you had great month as well. I can’t wait to read your posts. If you have a comment please feel free to leave one I enjoy reading them.
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