My Portfolio as of May 1st, 2017

    All dollar values are in Canadian currency, with all holdings bought on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The dividends are denoted at Q for quarterly, and M for monthly distributions.

    Any dividends paid out in a foreign currency has been converted into their Canadian dollar equivalent and may fluctuate. Generally speaking I aim to hold all my positions for the long term.

CompanyTickerSharesBook PriceCurrent PriceMarket ValueDividendAnnual DividendPortfolio %
Aurora Cannabis IncCVE:ACB250$2.78$2.67$667.50$0.000$0.001%
Aphria IncTSE:APH192$6.21$6.47$1,242.24$0.000$0.003%
Algonquin PowerTSE:AQN520$9.23$12.97$6,744.40Q$0.153$318.9715%
Bank of Nova ScotiaTSE:BNS58$63.30$75.96$4,405.68Q$0.760$176.3210%
Canadian APT REITTSE:CAR.UN38$31.28$33.98$1,291.24M$0.104$47.503%
Dream REITTSE:D.UN164$25.29$19.63$3,219.32M$0.125$246.007%
Manulife FinancialTSE:MFC190$19.13$24.13$4,584.70Q$0.205$155.8010%
Pembina PipelineTSE:PPL95$38.31$42.00$3,990.00M$0.170$193.809%
Pizza Pizza Corp.TSE:PZA140$14.07$17.92$2,508.80M$0.071$119.786%
RioCan REITTSE:REI.UN80$28.48$26.02$2,081.60M$0.118$112.805%
Royal Bank of CanadaTSE:RY40$74.95$93.78$3,751.20Q$0.870$139.208%
Toronto Dominion BankTSE:TD58$52.59$64.42$3,736.36Q$0.600$139.208%

Total Portfolio Value
Annual Dividends100%



  1. You have an interesting mix of stocks to say the least. Your portfolio is very different from many of the dividend bloggers online. I have to say it is refreshing to see a list of different dividend stocks than the "norm." Thanks for sharing and I look forward to your progress.

  2. Thanks! Perhaps at the moment im more of a 'distribution' growth investor :)

  3. Hi Dividend Wisp - I agree with DivHut, a very interesting portfolio indeed. As a fellow Canadian and dividend growth investor, I also hold many of the big banks. These are core holdings for me. I also like other, faster Canadian dividend growers like CN Rail, Tim Hortons, Saputo etc. These do have lower yields, but also faster dividend growth. I wrote a post about this yesterday actually, check it out! http://divgrow.com/2014/08/20/small-yield-higher-growth-or-high-yield-lower-growth/

    Thanks for all the work!

  4. Nice looking portfolio here. As you continue to add positions it will be good to see how you round out your sectors and diversify into other positions.

    Best of luck!

  5. You have a few names I never heard of and forced me to do some research :)
    It looks like you are on your way!


  6. Thanks :)
    @W2R Yeah, atm I am trying to stay out of more energy, certainly anything oil based. I would like something more consumer based but I'v yet to find anything quite like PG, KO, WMT, except for tse:GW or L but they trade at a P/E of 50 and 310% respectively. . . with dividend yields below 2%. I was thinking of perhaps shoppers several months ago but it got bought by Lobloaws(L), which is owned by George Weston(GW) anyways...

    1. Any particular reason why you wouldnt invest in energy/oil-based?

      Also, all your holdings are in Canadian companies - is this a conscious decision or just your starting point before you venture out south or overseas.


    2. 1) Primarily because I already have about 31% of my portfolio in Oil based/dependant companies and with oil prices going down I think it may be better to weight a bit to see where prices bottom out in that area. Ex. Suncor has gone down ~16% since I bought it just a couple weeks ago. Although It is tempting to average down, I just don't know how much lower it might go or how the lower prices will effect their earnings.

      2) Yup, due to using the Tax Free Savings Account as my only account, in order to avoid ALL taxes the companies must be eligible Canadian companies. So until I start a non-registered or a RRSP (which has tax free dividends from US companies due to a treaty) I will be sticking with Canadian companies within my account. So when I do max this one out, currently the ceiling is ~31,000 and will go up $5,500 in the new year. Most likely I will start with US total market ETFs and a handful of staple blue chip companies.

  7. Hello DividendWisp,
    your stock selection is quite unusual with some medium-cap companies. A nice added value in screening the diversification of portfolios are the market segment allocation (showing the sector the firm is in). That helped us a lot during the phase where the portfolio took shape.
    Best wishes

    1. Hi Eternal Yield! Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
      Yup I have a few choices that don't quite fit within the main stream DGI picks. With some small-mid-cap companies that provide monthly distributions, rather than the lower yielding DGI favourites. But I do have those as well! And I do use my brokerages stock screen when looking for new positions for a buy, as well as Excel/Google docs to track my portfolio weightings.

  8. It's nice to see your encouragement to the younger generation to invest in themselves and support our Canadian companies. It appears your on a good path to a successful future.

    1. Thank you. Personally I do not really care much for spending a lot on myself except for a few things like an upgrade for my computer every year or two, a new computer game or micro-transaction to support a game I like. Thankfully as well my friend groups don't like going out too much, so we all just hang out between our places, which saves a lot of money! I much prefer 'spending money' on buying myself income :)

  9. Would you ever consider investing in US Stocks?
    This is a good list and its awesome to see your dividend income around 2k!
    Just wait until it grows and grows!

    I just started my own blog about dividend growth investing and my path to financial freedom.

    If you have a second check it out and let me know what you think!


    1. At the moment I do not invest directly in US stocks, however within my RRSP account(not shown) I have a US market fund that I am slowly building up. Pretty much the reason is that any US dividends that I get would be hit with withholding taxes, so for now I am avoiding it. Also the FX fluctuations adds additional risk which for the moment until I max out my TFSA I would rather avoid.

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