Passive Income Update – Jul 2019

Welcome to our monthly passive income update for July 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 July 2019 was CAD$900.31, which comprised of US$122.40 and CAD$738.74 (exchange rate is US$1 = CAD$1.32).

The change for the month is 3.76% QoQ and 41.75% YoY. This brings our passive income to $5,239.54 YTD and achieves 65.5% of our annual goal of $8K in passive income.

Income Sources

Passive income contributing entities:


  • Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (AQN.TO)
  • BCE Inc (BCE.TO)
  • Constellation Software Inc (CSU.TO)
  • Inter Pipeline Ltd (IPL.TO)
  • Kirkland Lake Gold (KL.TO)
  • Toronto Dominion Bank (TD.TO)
  • Ventas Inc (VTR)



  • BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF (ZAG.TO)
  • BMO EM CAD Hedged Bond ETF (ZEF.TO)
  • Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND)
  • 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 $824.48 and other passive income totaled $75.83. 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



  • Scotia Diversified Monthly Income Fund (mutual fund) *DRIP*
  • US Equity & International Equity Index Segregated Funds
  • iShares Growth ETF Portfolio (XGRO.TO)
  • BMO EM Bond ETF (ZEF.TO)

Closed Position

You can track the options via a tracking sheet here.

That’s all folks! Hope you had a great July 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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8 thoughts on “Passive Income Update – Jul 2019

  1. I am not familiar with any of your canadian companies. Your dividend income amount was great though. It is growing nicely. Do you hold a position in bitcoin or just in the alt coins that you sold ?

  2. Strong income for the month. Always like seeing the Canadian banks paying out. I always say that. I still think TD, BNS, RY and others are underrated financial institutions from a dividend income perspective. Keep up the good work.

  3. So you are 65% of the way to your income goal but how about towards your 25 book target?

    I’m an early retiree and think reading books is the key to life but man…25 books in a year. Sheesh you might as well be a professional reader 😛

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