Passive Income Update – Dec 2016

Welcome to our monthly passive income update for December 2016. This is part of the scorecard series where we track our dividends and other sources of passive income. We also include changes and updates related to our investments during the month.

Passive Income  Update

Passive income for the month of December 2016 was C$1,112.60. The passive income for the month comprised of US$493.13 and C$451.81 (exchange rate is US$1 = C$1.34).

Passive income change is 68.5% QoQ and 21.6% YoY for the month. The passive income for 2016 ends up at a grand total of $8,782.86, which ends up just short of our annual goal of earning $9K.

As you can imagine, I am very happy to have crossed into the four digits with my passive income for the second time. I was able to generate higher than usual income for the month thanks to some covered calls I wrote on some of my holdings. All the calls I wrote expire in January, so we will have to see if they get called away.

Passive income contributing entities:


  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (BIP.UN.TO)
  • Canadian National Railway (CNR.TO)
  • Canadian Utilities Ltd (CU.TO)
  • Franco Nevada Corp (FNV.TO)
  • Inter Pipeline Ltd (IPL.TO)
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
  • Pan American Silver Corp (PAA.TO)
  • Silver Wheaton Corp (SLW.TO)
  • Starbucks Corp (SBUX)
  • Ventas Inc (VTR)


I wrote covered calls on the following securities

  • Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI)
  • B2Gold Corp (BTO.TO)
  • Silver Wheaton Corp (SLW)


  • BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF (ZAG.TO)
  • Scotia Diversified Monthly Income Fund (mutual fund)
  • Vanguard Emerging Markets Govt ETF (VWOB)


The breakdown of our passive income contributing entities: dividends and options premium totaled $640.66 and other passive income totaled $471.94. Read more about why we consider this as passive income in the Passivity Index post.

Portfolio Update

Dividend Increases

December saw one dividend increase announcement in our current holdings.

Added Positions

I added to my positions in

That’s all folks! Hope you had a great December as well. Be sure to share your thoughts, comments or concerns below. I love hearing from the readers.

Disclosure: Our full list of holdings is available here.

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14 thoughts on “Passive Income Update – Dec 2016

  1. Congrats on a solid showing for the month of December. Though you didn’t quite make your ’16 goal for passive income you still brought in an impressive amount. Your chart continues to show some great progress over the years too. I’m seeing SBUX in a lot of portfolios and wonder when I’ll pull the trigger on that name. Thanks for sharing. Look forward to a strong and I’m sure interesting ’17!

  2. Incredible job R2R! We ended up with almost the exact same total for the year. 🙂 Great work and I wish the best of luck in 2017. I know you’ll continue to crush it!

    Passive Income Dude

    • Congrats on the passive income, Dan. Great to hear that 2016 worked out pretty well for you too. I am happy with the overall result and looking forward to grow more this year.

      Thanks for stopping by

  3. EL says:

    Hey Roadmap that is a great yoy growth and dividend income. It is unbelievable how dividends just continue to grow with no effort. I hit an all time high, but didn’t hit my goal for 2016. Cheers to a great 2017.

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