Dividend Income Update – Apr 2013

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:

Stocks:

  • Cineplex (CGX)
  • CML Healthcare (CLC)
  • Husky Energy (HSE)
  • Inter Pipeline Fund (IPL.UN)
  • RioCan REIT (REI.UN)
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)
ETFs:
    • 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%
Dividend Income
My YTD passive income is $550.63

New Positions

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%.

Added Positions

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.

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