Quarterly Update – Q3 2015

Welcome to my quarterly update for Q3 2015. This is part of  a series where I track my 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 2015 saw some good amount of activity in my portfolio. I initiated/added to the following positions during the quarter.

In my wife’s portfolio, we continued adding to the positions in 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)

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Quarterly Update – Q2 2015

Welcome to my quarterly update for Q2 2015. This is part of  a series where I track my 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 2015 saw a small amount of activity in the quarter. Due to the pro-rated dividends from Omega Healthcare (OHI), I missed out on the DRIP this quarter, but nevertheless, I am happy to collect the dividends in cash. I initiated/added to the following positions during the quarter.

During the quarter, I closed my position in:

In my wife’s portfolio, we continued adding to the positions in 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)

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Quarterly Update – Q1 2015

Welcome to my quarterly update for Q1 2015. This is part of  a series where I track my 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 2015 has been a busy one with some new names finding their way into my portfolio. Over the course of the quarter, our portfolio expanded from 23 stocks + 4 funds to 26 stocks + 6 funds. I initiated/added to the following positions during the quarter.

In my wife’s portfolio, we closed position in one expensive mutual fund (listed below) and initiated positions in new more diversified and balanced 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) – New position
  • Vanguard FTSE All World Ex-Canada Index ETF (VXC.TO) – New position
  • BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF (ZAG.TO) – New position
  • Scotia Canadian Balanced Fund – mutual fund – Closed position

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Quarterly Update – Q4 2014

Welcome to my quarterly update for Q4 2014. This is part of  a series where I track my progress on a quarterly basis. I present three parts in this series: (i) Investment Update, (ii) Passive Income Update and (iii) Blog Update.

1. Investment Update

I initiated/added to the following positions during Q4 2014.

I closed my positions in the following holdings.

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Quarterly Update – Q3 2014

Welcome to my quarterly update for Q3 2014. This is part of  a series where I track my progress on a quarterly basis. I present three parts in this series: (i) Investment Update, (ii) Passive Income Update and (iii) Blog Update.

1. Investment Update

I initiated/added to the following positions during Q2 2014.
  • Agrium Inc (AGU.TO) – *New position*
  • AT&T Inc (T) – *New position*
  • Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI)
  • Qualcomm Inc (QCOM)
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO) – monthly DRIP
  • iShares S&P US Dividend Growers ETF (CUD.TO) – monthly contribution
  • iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund (FIE.A.TO) – monthly contribution
  • Scotia Canadian Balanced Fund (mutual fund) – monthly contribution

I closed/partially closed my positions in the following holdings.

  • CHS Inc (CHSCP)
  • iShares US Dividend Growers ETF (CUD.TO) – partial close
  • Scotia Canadian Balanced  Fund (mutual fund) – partial close

In addition, I dabbled a wee bit with options over the quarter. In August, I wrote two covered call options

  • IMG.TO – wrote seven OTM calls and pocketed $49.00 in premium as the options expired worthless.
  • PJC.A.TO – write one OTM call and later decided to buy it back at a loss as I realized that I had made a mistake. Total loss was -$45.00.

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