Friday, 29 April 2016

March 2016: Income & Expenses

    March was a busy month for me, between working, sorting out my taxes. Applying for and figuring out my workplace health benefits and dealing with multiple computer issues. Overall though, even with having to buy a lot of extra computer parts I am very happy with my end results for the month.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Next Buy Watchlist: April 2016

    While I have been rather busy lately with some recent buys, mainly building up and cost averaging down my position in Manulife Financial, not once, but twice! Adding to Pembina Pipeline as well, as my most recent buy in TD Bank. I have been buying stocks and building up my portfolio while neglecting to post about those stocks which are on my radar. Sometimes it is due to seeing an opportunity crop up and I go for it, or being just a bit too busy to post, or not having any particular stock in mind.

    This time around since my last buy of TD I have a definite purpose for my next buy. My holdings in the Financial sector, and oil related companies has become more heavily concentrated than I would like. In part due to buying more of those stocks as they sank in value, and have now rebounded a bit resulting in their further weighting in my portfolio.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Belated Recent Buy! From February 2016

    This post has been put off for quite awhile! Sometimes it is hard to believe just how fast time is able to fly by us. I made this purchase at the end of February on the 29th, a happy leap year buy! This buy in particular was on the smaller side of my trades and a good portion of the capital was from accumulated dividends since I had not made any purchases in quite some time.

    At the time all three of my larger bank positions were down (TD, BNS, RY) quite a bit and I decided to take advantage of it. I choose TD Canada Trust primarily for two reasons: One being their growing presence in the United States, and secondly to balance out those banks positions within my portfolio.

Monday, 11 April 2016

March 2016: Dividend Update!

    March made for a pretty good month of dividends. Falling just short of breaking the $100 mark for dividend income. I still increased the amount received from the previous third month of the quarter by $11.54 . So I am very happy to see the progression. Had Dream Office REIT not cut its dividend, I would have been closer to $110!