Hello and welcome to my April income post. Today I will share with you everything I did and received in the month of April in terms of investing. In terms of investing April was good to me, my portfolio value increased by 5.9% and I received a good amount of dividends. I hope you all are safe and healthy wherever you live and received a good chunk of dividends.
I had 21 stocks and 1 ETF pay my portfolio a dividend in April another busy month. I received a total of $755.16 for the month. Last year’s total came it at $760.67 so this looks like I lost income however last year I received a special dividend worth $155 and you can never count on receiving special dividends every year. By taking out last year’s special dividend my income grew by 25% year over year. The income per account is as follows.
- RRSP $416.87
- TFSA $334.44
- LIRA $3.85
I had two US stocks pay me, here is the currency that I received the dividends in. Just a reminder to keep things simple I report the US currency as Canadian that way I don’t have to convert it to Canadian.
- USD $116.53
- CDN $638.63
|Algonquin Power & Utilities||$41.02||$45.97|
|North West Company||$0.33||$0.33|
As you can see my income is down slightly over last year, this is because of three sells I made over the year. Overtime my income should go up through the drip program of new shares and any dividend increases I hopefully receive.
|Bank of Nova Scotia||$23.49||$104.40|
|BMO International Dividend ETF||$22.23||$39.42|
|Plaza Retail Reit||$24.61||$27.76|
|New Flyer Industries||$16.58|
|The Keg Royalties Income Fund||$28.38||$10.75|
|Canadian Apartment Properties Reit||$9.55||$9.55|
|European Residential Reit||$155.00||$7.80|
|Go Easy Ltd||$5.85|
|Andrew Peller Ltd||$2.31||$2.42|
|Boston Pizza Royalties Fund||$12.31|
If you were to look at the income you would see it is down however as I mentioned above about the special dividend, it was this account in which I received it. It was paid by European Residential Reit. Some of the stocks I bought in March paid me their first dividends so I was very happy to see this. Over the course of time you will likely see my TFSA be the busier of the accounts as I implement my Future Portfolio & New Strategy
|Diversified Royalty Corp||$2.22||$3.85|
|# Of Shares||Forward Income|
|Algonquin Power & Utilities||3||$1.69|
|Diversified Royalty Corp||2||$0.40|
I am currently only dripping new shares in my RRSP & LIRA accounts.
Year Over Year Dividends
2020 Dividend Goal
With all of the dividend cuts/suspensions I’ve received this year it is a safe bet I won’t be able to achieve my goal. Hopefully in the coming weeks and months businesses will be able to open safely and maybe some of the dividends could be reinstated to help me get close to my goal. At the beginning of the year I needed to average $791.67 per month in income to reach the goal, I’m currently averaging $679.77.
- Telus 10 shares
- Royal Bank of Canada 5 shares
- Bank of Montreal 5 shares
Compared to March, April was a very quiet month for purchases. I was expecting the market to continue to decline instead it went up.
- Johnson & Johnson 6.3%
- Chorus Aviation – Suspended dividend
- Keg Royalties Income Fund – Cut dividend
So how was your April?
Thanks for reading!