Hello everyone and welcome to my March income post. I hope everyone had a great month and received lots of dividends. The months of March, June, September and December are my busiest months for dividend payments from my stocks, so I’m always happy once those months end to go back and review what I received and to see if I set a new record. I am happy to report that I did indeed set a new dividend income record for a single month.
I received payments from 19 stocks and 1 ETF and my dividend received was $696.89 oh so close to the $700 figure. I received the money in all three of my accounts and the breakdown is as follows:
- RRSP – $387.60
- TFSA – $230.32
- LIRA – $78.97
The money came in two currencies as I do own US stocks. However to keep things simple I use one currency (Canadian) for these posts. The currency breakdown for March is:
- US – $74.78
- CDN – $622.11
Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)
|Johnson & Johnson||$17.16||$14.40|
|Bank of America||$5.54||$10.80|
|BMO US Dividend ETF||$29.50|
|Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp||16.83|
My income increased thanks to new investments in Enbridge, Fortis, Power Corp and Inter Pipeline. Also I received my first payments from Home Depot and Lockheed Martin. You might have noticed that some of my US stocks paid me less than last year. Last year’s numbers where converted into Canadian dollars, this year I received them in US currency and reporting the income as Canadian.
Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA)
|Keg Royalties Income Fund||$15.70||$28.38|
|BMO International Dividend ETF||$22.23|
|Boston Pizza Royalties Fund||$12.31||$12.31|
|Canadian Apartment Properties REIT||$8.85||$9.20|
|Canadian National Railway||$6.83||$8.06|
The reason for the big jump in income is from my decision to move Canadian Utilities and the BMO International Dividend ETF into my TFSA account from my RRSP. New investments in Plaza REIT and the Keg Royalties Income Fund also helped.
|Diversified Royalty Corp||$2.22|
|Enbridge Income Fund||$26.55|
Currently have two stocks in this account. Last year Enbridge bought Enbridge Income Fund and brought in back into the main company and that is why I currently hold Enbridge in this account as well as my RRSP. I am still undecided if I should sell Enbridge in this account and buy other stocks, the juicy dividend is making the decision hard for me.
2016 to 2019 Dividends
So far I have been able to keep the dividends growing every month, fingers crossed I can achieve this. 2019 is off to a great start for me!
Dividend Goal For 2019
For 2019 I have set a goal of wanting to receive at least $8,000 in dividend income. In order to achieve this I need to receive $2,000 every quarter. After the first quarter as you can see I am slightly behind on my goal. Ever though I am behind I’m still extremely happy with my performance this year, from this time last year my dividends have increased by $507.38.
In this area March was very quiet for me I did not buy or sell any of my stocks. I chose to be quiet on this front so I can build up some cash in my accounts. I currently have $1,400 in my TFSA and I’m looking at one stock.
Stock Of Interest
As mentioned above I am interested in one stock. The stock is:
European Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (ERE.UN)
Why do I like it? Well I currently have North America covered when it comes to real estate and this REIT only focuses on the European market so it would help my real estate diversification. Also it was announced that the company had completed the purchase of 41 properties in the Netherlands from Canadian Apartment Properties REIT (CAR.UN). I am a fan of CAR.UN and own shares of them, they will own part of ERE.UN as well so with them still involved I believe the future is bright.
I received one increase in March and that came from Alimentation Couche-Tard which increased their dividend by 25%.
Well folks how was your March? I hope you received lots of dividends! Please feel free to let me know how you did in the comment section below.
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