Passive Income Update – Jun 2019

Welcome to our monthly passive income update for June 2019. This is part of the scorecard series where I track our dividends and other sources of passive income. I 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 June 2019 was CAD$1,059.57, which comprised of US$146.10 and CAD$868.18 (exchange rate is US$1 = CAD$1.31).

The change for the month is 79.46% QoQ and 45.36% YoY for the month. This brings our passive income to $4,339.23 YTD and achieves 54.2% of our annual goal of earning $8K.

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2019 Top Investment Picks – Q2 Update

At the beginning of the year, I put together a list of Top Investment Picks for 2019 from the investment community and track them on this website. This is just meant to be a fun exercise to see how the picks do. As part of the process, I intend do provide quarterly updates on the picks to see how they are doing. This is the update after Q2.

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Achievement: 5-bagger

On the coattails of a gold rally in June, I reached a 5x return on my largest holding: Kirkland Lake Gold (KL.TO). As with other investors in the space, this company has been a home run. I’d be lying if I said that it was all skill and no luck on this investment call. I was lucky and took a risk that paid off handsomely.

The following annotation shows all my purchases and one sale in KL.

As mentioned, I was lucky enough to come across this company early and followed Eric Sprott into this investment by first purchasing Newmarket Mining in October 2016. It was announced that Newmarket would merge with Kirkland Lake Gold to form a new mid-tier gold producer. Of course, at the time there were plenty of risks and uncertainties.

Further details of the transactions including all the ‘Recent Buy’ posts are linked below:

With all the purchases listed, my average share price was $10.97. I was able to achieve a CAGR of 84.3%!

Kirkland Lake continues to be a great performer and perhaps the best run company in the mining space. It continues to execute flawlessly de-risking projects and allocating capital appropriately (buybacks, dividends etc). My conviction in KL still remains high and the only reason for selling earlier this year was to reduce the weightage & concentration of one stock in my portfolio. I intend to let this holding free-ride and look forward to continued gains over the coming years.

Hopefully someday this will be a 10-bagger for me 🙂

Passive Income Update – May 2019

Welcome to our monthly passive income update for May 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 April 2019 was CAD$573.79, which comprised of US$157.37 and CAD$361.34 (exchange rate is US$1 = CAD$1.35).

The change for the month is 12.7% QoQ and -17.4% YoY. This brings our passive income to $3,279.66 YTD and achieves 41% of our annual goal of $8K in passive income.

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Passive Income Update – Apr 2019

Welcome to our monthly passive income update for April 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 April 2019 was CAD$867.66, which comprised of US$120.87 and CAD$705.69 (exchange rate is US$1 = CAD$1.34).

The change for the month is 17.45% QoQ and -15.29% YoY. This brings our passive income to $2,705.87 YTD and achieves 33.8% of our annual goal of $8K in passive income.

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