Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Portfolio Update: January 26th, 2016

    Just a quick portfolio update since my first and second buys of the year. Added to my position in Manulife Financial twice, averaging down further each time with the market slide.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Recent Buy(2)! January 2016

      Just recently I posted about my first buy of 2016, where I bought 46 shares of ManuLife Financial (MFC). So I had bought 46 shares of MFC at $20.24 during the first week of January. The stock boasted a 3.36% dividend yield, which means an additional $7.82 per quarter and $31.28 in annual dividend income. I had also lowered my average cost basis for this position from $20.38 from my first purchase to $20.31, and my MFC share count rose to 88. Then, markets decided to give just about every company a 3-8% 'discount' and I was fortunate enough to have some more spare capital to deploy along with some dividends so I once again bought more MFC last week.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Recent Buy! January 2016

    So far 2016 has been a rough couple weeks for stock markets and so I used my first buy of 2016 to build up my newest position in Manulife Financial. MFC was also one of the stocks that I was watching closely with my last Watchlist.As mentioned in my Watchlist post, I generally consider MFC to be at an attractive price when it is priced at under $21. Generally the stock will fluctuate between the $20-24 range.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

December 2015: Income & Expenses

    Wow the New Year is already starting to get into gear and pass us by! It has already been a full week since we said goodbye to 2015. And while financial markets may be doing their thing, going up and down, although mostly down for the moment. The part of my finances that I do control however went quite well in December. Those being my income from work, and my spending, trying to keep expenses down as much as possible, especially considering the usual surge in spending that comes with Christmas and other holiday festivities.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

My 2016 Financial and Blogging Goals

    With 2015 having come to a close and having achieved a good portion of the 2015 goals I had set aside for myself, it is now time to look towards the future! Once again this year I want to challenge myself to save more of my money each month through controlling my spending, while setting clear goals for investments, dividend income and also now branching out to diversify my overall investment portfolio.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Portfolio Update: January 1st, 2016

    It is the beginning of the new year and so here is an updated snapshot of my portfolio as of January 1st, 2016. 2015 was a rough year for the TSX and my portfolios stocks for the most part ended down for the year. However, I have made great progress in growing my dividend income, and buying addition shares in my positions at lower prices.