Quarterly Update – Q2 2017

Welcome to the quarterly update for Q2 2017. This is part of  a series where I track our financial progress on a quarterly basis. I present three parts in this series: (i) Investment & Portfolio Update, (ii) Passive Income Update, and (iii) Goals Update.

1. Investment & Portfolio Update

Q2 2017 saw very little activity in our portfolio.
We added to the following positions.

We continued adding to the following funds

  • BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF (ZCN.TO)
  • Vanguard All-World Ex-Canada Index ETF (VXC.TO)
  • BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF (ZAG.TO)
  • BMO Emerging Bond Index ETF (ZEF.TO)
  • Vanguard Emerging Market Bond ETF (VWOB)
  • US Equity Index (Seg) Fund
  • Intl Equity Index (Seg) Fund
  • Scotia Monthly Income (Mutual) Fund

Reduced/Closed positions: We reduced/closed positions in the following in Q2 2017

Q2 saw 4 dividend increase announcements in our portfolios. The companies from our portfolios increasing their dividends and details of portfolio changes are summarized below.

Quarterly Update – Q1 2017

Welcome to the quarterly update for Q1 2017. This is part of  a series where I track our financial progress on a quarterly basis. I present three parts in this series: (i) Investment & Portfolio Update, (ii) Passive Income Update, and (iii) Goals Update.

1. Investment & Portfolio Update

Q1 2017 saw a decent amount of activity in our portfolio.
We initiated/added to the following positions.

We continued adding to the following funds

  • BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF (ZCN.TO)
  • Vanguard All-World Ex-Canada Index ETF (VXC.TO)
  • BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF (ZAG.TO)
  • BMO Emerging Bond Index ETF (ZEF.TO)
  • Vanguard Emerging Market Bond ETF (VWOB)
  • US Equity Index (Seg) Fund
  • Intl Equity Index (Seg) Fund
  • Scotia Monthly Income (Mutual) Fund

Reduced/Closed positions: We reduced exposure in the following funds in Q1

In addition, I traded in and out of New Gold. Purchase post & sale post detailed here.

Q1 saw 10 (+1 initiation) dividend increase announcements in our portfolios. The companies from our portfolios increasing their dividends and details of portfolio changes are summarized below.

Quarterly Update – Q3 2016

Welcome to the quarterly update for Q3 2016. This is part of  a series where I track our financial progress on a quarterly basis. I present four parts in this series: (i) Investment & Portfolio Update, (ii) Passive Income Update, (iii) Blog Update, and (iv) Goals Update.

1. Investment & Portfolio Update

Q3 2016 saw a lot of activity in our portfolio.
We initiated/added to the following positions.
We closed the following positions.

Q3 saw 4 dividend increase announcements in our portfolios. The companies from our portfolios increasing their dividends and details of portfolio changes are summarized below.

Quarterly Update – Q2 2016

Welcome to the quarterly update for Q2 2016. This is part of  a series where I track our financial progress on a quarterly basis. I present four parts in this series: (i) Investment & Portfolio Update, (ii) Passive Income Update, (iii) Blog Update, and (iv) Goals Update.

1. Investment & Portfolio Update

Q2 2016 saw a lot of activity in our portfolio.
We initiated/added to the following positions.
We closed the following positions.
  • Apple Inc (AAPL)
  • Amgen Inc (AMGN)
  • Agrium Inc (AGU.TO)
  • AT&T (T)
  • Care Capital Properties Inc (CCP)
  • Chevron Corp (CVX)
  • Cineplex Inc (CGX.TO)
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Main Street Capital (MAIN)
  • Power Corp of Canada (POW.TO)
  • Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.TO)
  • Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)

All sales that arent linked above are detailed in this post with the reasoning for exiting those investments.

Q2 saw 8 dividend increase announcements in our portfolios. The companies from our portfolios increasing their dividends and details of portfolio changes are summarized below.

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Quarterly Update – Q1 2016

Welcome to the quarterly update for Q1 2016. This is part of  a series where I track our financial progress on a quarterly basis. I present four parts in this series: (i) Investment & Portfolio Update, (ii) Passive Income Update, (iii) Blog Update, and (iv) Goals Update.

1. Investment & Portfolio Update

Q1 2016 saw a small amount of activity in our portfolio.
We added to the following positions.
In my wife’s portfolio, we continued adding incrementally to the following ETFs. Click here to read details about my wife’s portfolio and why we chose the route of index ETFs.
  • BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF (ZCN.TO)
  • Vanguard FTSE All World Ex-Canada Index ETF (VXC.TO)
  • BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF (ZAG.TO)

We closed the following position.

Q1 saw 13 dividend increase announcements in our portfolios. The companies from our portfolios increasing their dividends and details of portfolio changes are summarized below.

Q1 Update - Div Growth