Passive Income Update – Mar 2019

Welcome to our monthly passive income update for March 2019. 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 March 2019 was CAD$590.41, which comprised of US$141.02 and CAD$402.85 (exchange rate is US$1 = CAD$1.33).

The change for the month is -46.2% QoQ and -28.5% YoY for the month. This brings our passive income to $1,838.22 YTD and achieves 22.98% of our annual goal of earning $8K.

Income Sources

Passive income contributing entities:


  • Brookfield Asset Management (BAM.A.TO)
  • Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (BIP.UN.TO)
  • Canadian Utilities Ltd (CU.TO)
  • Franco Nevada Corp (FNV.TO)
  • Inter Pipeline Ltd (IPL.TO)
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
  • Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM.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)


  • Advertising revenue from this blog
  • Interest on cash
  • Cashback credit card

The breakdown of our passive income contributing entities: dividends & options totaled $439.94 and other passive income totaled $150.47. Read more about why we consider this as passive income in the Passivity Index post.

Portfolio Activity

Dividend Increases

  • None

Added Positions

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



You can track the options via a tracking sheet here.

That’s all folks! Hope you had a great March 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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4 thoughts on “Passive Income Update – Mar 2019

  1. nice road.

    You have got a solid passive income already this yr especially considering how defensive your portfolio currently is

    love the bip buy. Its one i keep debating dipping my toes into.

    keep it up

  2. Can’t always post year over year gains. AS long as you are headed towards your annual goal of $8K that’s all that matters. Your buying continues which is always nice to see. Congrats on a solid month still.

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