Dividend Income Update – Apr 2013
Welcome to my first update of my monthly dividend updates. I track my dividend income from all my investments and present monthly updates. April 2013 has been a great month for my investment returns – best monthly payout ever, in fact 🙂
Total Dividend Income for Apr 2013: $166.98
Contributing stocks and ETFs:
- Cineplex (CGX)
- CML Healthcare (CLC)
- Husky Energy (HSE)
- Inter Pipeline Fund (IPL.UN)
- RioCan REIT (REI.UN)
- The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)
- iShares 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond Fund (CLF)
- Claymore S&P US Dividend Growers ETF (CUD)
- iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund (FIE.A)
- ING International High Dividend Equity (IID)
- BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETF (ZUT)
- A mutual fund yielding 6%
My YTD passive income is $550.63
I added two new positions in April. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and IAMGold Corp (IMG). ADM is a global food processing and commodities trading corporation. ADM is a Dividend Aristocrat yielding 2.36% and has grown dividends consecutively for 38 years. IMG is a mining company with focus on gold, niobium and diamond mining projects in North America, South America and Africa. Instead of holding gold bullion in my portfolio, I decided to play the gold card via a mining company which yields a healthy 4.8%.
I add to my monthly positions in: iShares 1-5 Yr Laddered Government Bond Fund(CLF), Claymore S&P US Dividend Growers ETF (CUD), iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund (FIE.A) and two globally diversified mutual funds.
For a full list of my holdings, see Holdings
Disclaimer: The information provided here is only for educational purposes. All opinions here are my personal opinions and should not be taken as financial advice. I am not qualified to be a financial advisor. Always consult your financial advisor before investing in any of the companies mentioned on this blog.