Passive Income Update – Sep 2017

Welcome to our monthly passive income update for September 2017. 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 – showing the overall progress.

Passive Income  Update

Passive income for the month of September 2017 was C$720.24. The passive income for the month comprised of US$301.23 and C$343.70 (exchange rate is US$1 = C$1.25).

Passive income change is +6.3% QoQ and +9.08% YoY for the month. The passive income YTD is $6,376.79 and achieves 63.7% of our annual goal of earning $10K.

Income Sources

Passive income contributing entities:


  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Brookfield Asset Management (BAM.A.TO)
  • 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 (PAAS.TO)
  • Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM.TO & WPM)
  • Ventas Inc (VTR)


  • Vanguard FTSE All World Ex-Canada Index ETF (VXC.TO)
  • BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF (ZAG.TO)
  • BMO EM CAD Hedged Bond ETF (ZEF.TO)
  • Vanguard Emerging Market Bond ETF (VWOB)
  • Scotia Diversified Monthly Income Fund (mutual fund)


The breakdown of our passive income contributing entities: dividends & options totaled $276.18 and other passive income totaled $395.63. Read more about why we consider this as passive income in the Passivity Index post.

Portfolio Activity

Dividend Increases

September saw no dividend increases announcements in our portfolio 🙁

Added Positions

During the month, we added the following position to our portfolio



That’s all folks! Hope you had a great September 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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