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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Happy Birthday, Acadian Investors!

I am still in New Brunswick. Last weekend, I took a swim at the lake, the water was quite fresh. Unfortunately, the lake now has blue-green algae problems, so I wasn't able to enjoy it this weekend. Some people swim in the lake anyway, but I prefer not to. In the south, in the Moncton area, Parlee Beach seems to have blue-green algae problems as well, among with E Coli. Those problems are unfortunately quite common around this time of the year. In the case of Parlee Beach, the problem occurs earlier this summer. 

At a point, it may not be possible to enjoy Parlee Beach if nothing is being done for the environment. The Moncton area is in a healthy growth phase and there are many human activities in the sector that are going on, some of them may affect badly the environment. As for our local lake, blue-green algae problems are common around this time of the year. It's certainly not healthy, but it's like that around here. We are able to live with a certain amount of pollution and we are used to it, but I am not under the impression that the government of New Brunswick is taking care enough of our environment. It keeps degrading. The fact that Parlee Beach had to close several times this summer, and way before the mid of August is a sad fact that speaks for itself.

Currently, in the area where I am located, the air is cooler, and you see that autumn is just around the corner. It's been a fun summer and it's not exactly over yet. I had a nice time in both Montreal and New Brunswick. I plan to stay in New Brunswick until the end of August, which is coming in a rush. After that, I will go back to Montreal, and I will return to New Brunswick in mid-October, right on time for the hunting season. I may stay in New Brunswick for the whole winter again this year, just like last year, but I am not sure of that yet. I am still stuck with a complicated bus situation. I don't want my old folks to drive to Rivière-du-Loup in the middle of winter to pick me up. I could take the plane from Montreal to Fredericton, and take a bus from Fredericton to my x hometown, but that appears to me quite excessive, having to take the plane just to go home. It's not really convenient.

Lately, the TSX registered very good gains. It was quite exciting to watch. This past Friday, I quickly update my investment portfolio, just to realize that my investment portfolio had closed the session at a very good $396,620.95. My non-registered portfolio closed this past Friday's session at $146,578.19, my US portfolio at $5,005.50 US, my RRSP portfolio - stocks-only - at $65,031.47, and my TFSA portfolio at $127,118.49. My margin debt is at $46,030.13. The interest rate on margin is now at a big 6%, thanks to all the increased that had to suffer interest rates. 

My net worth is currently at a good $350,590.82. I am now only missing exactly $10,851.60 to hit back my old highest value of $361,442.42 that had been reached back on April 20, 2022. Isn't a great event that is happening just a few days shy away from August 15, which is National Acadian Day.

Historic of my Total assets and Net worth values on date of August 14, 2022

2022

Total in assets: $396,620.95/Net worth $350,590.82: August 14, 2022
Total in assets: $369,523.83/Net worth $323,815.43: June 24, 2022
Total in assets: $367,287.71/Net worth $321,579.31: June 20, 2022
Total in assets: $364,145.55/Net worth $318,437.15: June 18, 2022
Total in assets: $398,010.84/Net worth $352,164.94: June 2, 2022
Total in assets: $385,843.39/Net worth  May 20, 2022: $340,156.47
Total in assets: $407,547.23/Net worth $361,442.42: April 20, 2022 - My highest net worth value EVER!!!
Total in assets: $405,658.35/Net worth $358,941.11: March 29, 2022
Total in assets: $403,792.28/Net worth $357,075.04: March 25, 2022
Total in assets: $402,081.01/Net worth $355,363.77: March 22, 2022
Total in assets: $400,979.64/Net worth $354,262.40: March 21, 2022 - First time I ever hit on the $400,000 in total assets!
Total in assets: $398,652.13/Net worth $352,071.24: March 18, 2022 - First time I ever hit on the $350,000 in net worth value!
Total in assets: $396,355.91/Net worth $349,713.01: March 10, 2022
Total in assets: $393,037.13/Net worth: $347,573.53: March 4, 2022
Total in assets: $391,766.36/Net worth: $345,622.80: February 9, 2022
Total in assets: $382,726.19/Net worth: $341,862.36: February 2, 2022
Total in assets: $386,320.32/Net worth: $340,128.37: February 1st, 2022

2021
Total in assets: $385,979.66/Net worth: $339,434.39: December 31, 2021
Total in assets: $382,726.19/Net worth: $336,268.16: December 23, 2021
Total in assets: $388,421.37/Net worth: $340,312.77 - FIRST TIME I EVER REACHED A $340,000 NET WORTH!
November 8, 2021
Total in assets: $387,068.51/Net worth: $338,959.91: November 5, 2021
Total in assets: $384,785.92/Net worth: $336,781.52: October 20, 2021
Total in assets: $382,580.80/Net worth: $334,576.40: October 19, 2021
Total in assets: $379,263.95/Net worth: $330,680.17: October 14, 2021

Total in assets: $364,072.52/Net worth: $315,407.64: July 26, 2021
Total in assets: $358,867.59/Net worth: $311,858.22: June 15, 2021
Total in assets: $354,774.64/Net worth: $307,559.30: June 10, 2021
Total in assets: $348,042.77/Net worth: $300,799.45 - FIRST TIME I EVER REACHED 300k in net worth, on May 26, 2021
Total in assets: $346,583.88/Net worth: $298,486.93: May 20, 2021
Total in assets: $349,651.45/Net worth: $298,435.31: May 7, 2021
Total in assets: $347,002.53/Net worth: $297,614.64: April 16, 2021
Total in assets: $338,188.16/Net worth: $287,914.75: March 11, 2021
Total in assets: $333,970.92/Net worth: $283,675.99: March 9, 2021
Total in assets: $328,881.12/Net worth: $279,611.57: February 10, 2021
Total in assets: $326,670.02/Net worth: $278,758.37: February 8, 2021
Total in assets: $324,891.52/Net worth: $276,979.87: February 4, 2021
Total in assets: $322,236.52/Net worth: $274,318.36: February 3, 2021
Total in assets: $327,639.01/Net worth: $274,298.23: January 19, 2021
Total in assets: $316,192.85/Net worth: $268,180.14: January 7, 2021
Total in assets: $313,003.95/Net worth: $264,915.22: January 6, 2021
Total in assets: $310,587.36/Net worth: $262,498.63: January 5, 2021

2020
Total in assets: $310,392.38/Net worth: $259,661.24: December 31, 2020
Total in assets: $307,812.05/Net worth: $259,070.79: December 24, 2020
Total in assets: $306,444.25/Net worth: $258,948.73: December 4, 2020
Total in assets: $304,701.39/Net worth: $257,331.58: November 27, 2020
Total in assets: $300,956.84/Net worth: $253,587.03: November 24, 2020
Total in assets: $298,903.01/Net worth: $251,533.20: November 23, 2020
Total in assets: $296,643.60/Net worth: $249,158.71: November 20, 2020
Total in assets: $294,514.87/Net worth: $247,145.87: November 11, 2020
Total in assets: $291,172.40/Net worth: $243,802.59: November 10, 2020
Total in assets: $287 803.13/Net worth: $240 433.32: November 9, 2020
Total in assets: $277,872.92/Net worth: $226,678.26: August 5, 2020
Total in assets: $276,627.27/Net worth: $227,745.47: June 6, 2020
Total in assets: $263,304.63/Net worth: $211,395.63: April 29, 2020
Total in assets: $241 461,13/Net worth: $194 558,29: March 13, 2020
Total in assets: $282,640.61/Net worth: $235,284.72: February 21, 2020
Total in assets: $304,955.72/Net worth: $257,187.44: February 12, 2020
Total in assets: $296,200.07/Net worth: $250,595: January 16, 2020
Total in assets: $292,715.58/Net worth: $244,970.41: January 9, 2020

2019
Total in assets: $288,237.52/Net worth: $239,582.44: December 31, 2019
Total in assets: $278,823.27/Net worth: $230,902.04: September 17, 2019
Total in assets: $271,896.19/Net worth: 226,137.05: June 24, 2019
Total in assets: $269 950.21/Net worth: $222 942.87: April 5, 2019
Total in assets: $251 634.94/Net worth: $206 278.84: January 18, 2019
Total in assets: $238 656.07/Net worth: $191 009.83: January 4, 2019

2018
Total in assets: $270 679.86/Net worth: $204 306.57: November 16, 2018
Total in assets: $332 750.88/Net worth: $232 609.15: August 3, 2018
Total in assets: $331 413.83/Net worth: $232 280.40: June 20, 2018
Total in assets: $326 085.75/Net worth: $226 801.92: June 3, 2018
Total in assets: $322 479.23/Net worth: $222 850.15: May 4, 2018
Total in assets: $319 644.86/Net worth: $217 246.23: March 16, 2018

2017
Total in assets: $318 544.64/Net worth: $221 989.65: December 29, 2017
Net worth on the date of November 17, 2017: $211 430.89
Net worth on the date of October 27, 2017: $212 633.39
Net worth on the date of September 29, 2017: $206 352.49
Net worth on the date of April 24, 2017: $204 277.66
Net worth on the date of March 31, 2017: $200 325.69
Net worth on the date of March 29, 2017: $198 299.73
Net worth on the date of March 18, 2017: $193 969.21

2016
Net worth on the date of December 30, 2016: $184 074.35

Net worth after debt on the date of January 1, 2014:
$101 172.99 (yes, finally, IN NET WORTH!).

On the date of February 16, 2011, the TMX hit the 14 000+ points, and I had exceeded the 150k in assets! (Not net worth yet).

On September 9, 2010, I reached $100,000 in assets! (not in net worth yet).

On the date of August 5, 2009, I reached my investment goal: I reached $50 000 worth of assets! (NOW, net worth).

On the date of December 5, 2009, I had exceeded the $60 000 in assets! (not in net worth yet). 

Friday, August 12, 2022

My debt situation on date of August 12, 2022

Margin account debt: $46,030.13 @ 6%

Annual interest: $2,761.81

On the date August 12, 2022

**For a complete update regarding my debt, click on the label "Debt situation" located in the right column of this blog. 

My investment portfolio on date of August 12, 2022

Cold cash: $9,499.09

Stocks and Units investment portfolio $CAN 

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)
Methanex Corporation (MX)
Fortis Inc. (FTS)
Pembina Pipeline Corporation (PPL)
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index (XRE)
New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI)
TMX Group Inc. (X)
K-Bro Linen Inc. (KBL)
TransCanada Corp (TRP)
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR)
Enbridge Inc. (ENB)
Emera Inc. (EMA)
Loblaw Companies (L)
Savaria Corporation (SIS)
WSP Global Inc. (WSP)
George Weston Limited (WN)
Power Corporation of Canada Subordinate Voting Shares (POW)
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (ITP)
Power Corporation of Canada Subordinate Voting Shares (POW)
BCE Inc. (BCE)
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM)
TOTAL: $147,415.10   

Stocks and Units investment portfolio $US:
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B)
General Mills Inc. (GIS)
Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund (VONG)
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) 
TOTAL: $5,039.55 US: $6,518.15 CAN   
 
Tax-free savings account (TFSA):
Dumont Nickel Inc. (DNI)
CT Real Estate Investment Trust (CRT.UN)
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR)
Exchange Income Corporation (EIF)
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP.UN)
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (BEP.UN)
Andrew Peller Limited (ADW.A)
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)
Boyd Group Services Inc. (BYD)
Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAR.UN)
Data Communications Mgmt (DCM)
Royal Bank of Canada (RY)
Park Lawn Corporation (PLC)
Toromont Industries Ltd (TIH)
BCE Inc. (BCE)
Boralex Inc. Class A Shares (BLX)
Savaria Corporation (SIS)
Northland Power Inc. (NPI)
Calian Group Ltd. (CGY)
Canadian Utilities Limited (CU)
WSP Global Inc. (WSP)
Granite Real Estate Investment Trust (GRT.UN)
Cargojet Inc. (CJT)
Nutrien Ltd. (NTR)
TFI International Inc. (TFII)
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM)
SIR Royalty Income Fund (SRV.UN)
ATCO Ltd. (ACO.Y)
Aecon Group Inc. (ARE)
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Class A Limited Voting Shares (BAM.A)
Metro Inc. (MRU)
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD.A)
Fortis Inc. (FTS)
CGI Inc. (GIB.A)
TMX Group Limited (X)
Brookfield Infrastructure Corporation Class A Exchangeable Subordinate Voting Shares (BIPC)
Brookfield Renewable Corporation Class A Exchangeable Subordinate Voting Shares (BEPC)
Suncor Energy Inc. (SU)
Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI.B)
Telus Corp (T)
JFT Strategies Fund Class A Units (JFS.UN)
Bitcoin Fund The Class A units (QBTC)
Purpose Bitcoin ETF CAD ETF non-currency hedged units (BTCC.B)
3iQ CoinShares Ether ETF (ETHQ)
Tilray Inc (TLRY)
North West Company Inc. (The) (NWC)
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)
National Bank of Canada (NA)
Stelco Holdings Inc. (STLC)
Hammond Manufacturing Company Limited Class A Subordinate Voting Shares (HMM.A)
Saputo Inc. (SAP)
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation (LIF)
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (ITP)
Parex Resources Inc. (PXT)
Wescan Energy Corp. (WCE)
Verde Agritech Plc Ordinary Shares (NPK)
Wajax Corporation (WJX)
TOTAL: $127,813.63 

RSP investment portfolio: 
Emera Incorporated (EMA)
Ovintiv Inc. (OVV)
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)
Telus Corp (T)
Royal Bank of Canada (RY)
Savaria Corporation (SIS)
Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI)
Park Lawn Corporation (PLC)
Richards Packaging Income Fund (RPI.UN)
Toromont Industries Ltd (TIH)
CAE Inc. (CAE)
CGI Group Inc. Class A Subordinate Voting Shares (GIB.A)
Boralex Inc. Class A Shares (BLX)
Quebecor Inc. (QBR.B)
Logistec Corporation Class B Subordinate Voting Shares (LGT.B)
Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (BEP.UN)
Leon's Furniture Limited (LNF)
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)
Brookfield Renewable Corporation Class A Exchangeable Subordinate Voting Shares (BEPC)
Cascades Inc. (CAS)
JFT Strategies Fund Class A Units (JFS.UN)
AirBoss of America Corp. (BOS)
Suncor Energy Inc. (SU)
Pender Growth Fund Inc. (PTF)
Rogers Communications Inc. Class B Non-voting Shares (RCI.B)
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (ATA)
Algoma Central Corporation (ALC)
Finning International Inc. (FTT)
Guardian Capital Group Limited (GCG)
Information Services Corporation Class A Limited Voting Shares (ISV)
Interfor Corporation (IFP)
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (MFI)
National Bank of Canada (NA)
Nutrien Ltd. (NTR)
Open Text Corporation (OTEX)
Taiga Building Products Ltd. (TBL)
Vitreous Glass Inc. (VCI)
Power Corporation of Canada Subordinate Voting Shares (POW)
North West Company Inc. (The) (NWC)
Whitecap Resources Inc. (WCP)
Parex Resources Inc. (PXT)
North West Company Inc. (The) (NWC)
Wajax Corporation (WJX)
Total: $65,171.69  

CIBC Dividend Growth Fund + CIBC Emerging Markets Index Fund + CIBC Monthly Income Fund: $3,377.99

Others: $1,159.90

NBI Income Fund: $1,193.68

Manulife Fidelity NorthStar GIF CAP
Manulife Simplicity Growth Portfolio 
Maritime Life CI Harbour Seg Fund
Maritime Life Fidelity True North Seg Fund
Manulife GIF MLIA B World Invest
Total: $8,053.89

Other various: $26,281.84

TOTAL: $105,238.99

Social Capital at Desjardins Membership share: $35
Online money: $100.99
Savings + Stocks, units, mutual funds + Tax-free Savings account + RRSP:
TOTAL: $396,620.95
On the date August 12, 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Hello New Brunswick, and hello money!

I arrived in New Brunswick yesterday. We had a wonderful afternoon at Rivière-du-Loup. If you have never been there, I strongly suggest a visit. The scenery is very beautiful. Just have a look for yourself. I often post pictures of the same spot on my blog, you may recognize:



















My old folks picked me up at Rivière-du-Loup, like usual since there's still no bus going to New Brunswick. On the highway, one little idiot passed us at a very high speed. Instead of passing us to the left, he went on the right side, and it was pretty scary. I just don't understand why he didn't pass us on the left side, because he could have done so without any problem. There was massive traffic. We arrived safely home. I think I will be spending the whole month of August in New Brunswick. I drive my mom's car today, as we went to a local beach, but I don't drive enough to be left out in a car by myself on the highway if you see what I mean. It's been a busy weekend.

My investment portfolio closed the month of July on a super high note. It's kind of nice and I welcome this as a breath of fresh air. My non-registered portfolio closed this past Friday's session at $146,924.10, my US portfolio $4,944.15, my RRSP stocks-only portfolio at $65.430.16, and my TFSA portfolio at $124,293.28. I estimate my net worth to be in the $343,000, which means I am only missing $18,000 in order to reach back my highest value of $361,000.

This past Friday, other than good results for my investment portfolio, I also welcomed a paycheck. I am closing the month of July with a bit more than $2,000 at my disposal to do whatever I want with it. For now, that money is still in my saving account, sleeping peacefully.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Happy Fed Day, investors! Hello $$$!

Well, it seems like both Canadian and US markets kind of love the hike in the interest rate made by the Fed. If you ask me, I think the Fed will have to hike the interest rate again later on for the third time. It seems like inflation is very hard to push down. Today, my investment portfolio gained over $3,000 today. While enjoying some interesting gains, I really have a taught for those who are struggling financially and who are facing a rough time paying their bills, mortgage, or rent. I never really face financial difficulties in my life, but when I was a young girl in the late nineties-2000s, I didn't have much money, and sincerely I didn't care. It didn't really matter to me. I didn't care because I didn't actually suffer from not having much money at my disposal. But these days, it seems like if you don't have much money, you really feel it. That's probably the major difference between now and "the good old days"...

By the way, I am turning 42 on August 27 :-) !!!! Can you believe that in 8 years I will be turning 50??!! (I know).

I am getting ready to leave Montreal for New Brunswick this weekend. I can afford and I can work from there, as long as Rogers gets their shit together. I haven't gone there yet during the summer and if I don't go now, I won't be able to enjoy the good weather. According to my mom, we still have a good 2 weeks ahead when we can still go swimming outside. I have to say I wouldn't really mind not doing it because here in Montreal, I live close by a gym where there's a rooftop swimming pool, so I can easily go for a swim right after being done with work. It's quite enjoyable. In New Brunswick, I don't have such a place. I will be able to go swimming only during the weekends. But that's ok. At home, my old folks cook for me, and I can enjoy the patio with this view so it's not too bad.

We also have an eagle who has established himself in that area and it's pretty cool to see him fly in the sky. Let's say I am enjoying my privileges while I still can. I may not always have a place to go easily in New Brunswick unless I buy a house or something later on.

My non-registered portfolio closed today session at $144,572.03, my US portfolio at $4,830.05, my RRSP portfolio - stocks-only - at $64,838.87, and my TFSA portfolio at $120,578,03. I estimate my net worth to be somewhere in the $334,000. This Friday, I am waiting for my paycheck and I will have a lot of $$$ at my disposal. I decided to be reasonable and to put a part of it into savings. Hunting season is coming in a hurry and while going hunting, it can cost something like $30/$40 per day in gas or something like it. So I prefer to plan ahead - for once. In case you didn't know, while going hunting, you spend quite some time riding in a car - at least that's like that in New Brunswick. The woods just have no ends in my home province.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Surprise, my net worth is probably is the $333,000! Yeah.

The Pope had arrived in Canada, but you won't see me on any of the sites he's visiting. I am Catholic, I had been baptized, but I am not in favor of the Catholic Church. The best way to be a "good Catholic" in my opinion is to completely stay outside of the regular Catholic Church system. I feel quite bad for all those indigenous people, willing to find sympathy in the excuses deliver by the Pope. I understand it may mean something to some of the survivers and beyond, but I personally just don't get it. As far I may confirm, the Pope Francis is nothing more than an old man who can barely walk. The adorators of the Pope are nothing more than weak followers. They don't know it, but the oranization of the Catholic Church is very far from God and is real deep evil, with Church looking like palaces and the Vatican being super rich. That's not the Church that I want to be in.

I don't have faith in Pope Francis, but I do have total faith in my belove TSX.

Too bad, the TSX closed the week under 19,000 points. My non-registered portfolio is still going strong and closed this past Friday's session at $141 647,39. My US portfolio closed at $4,787.40 US, my RRSP portfolio stocks-only at $64,194.23, and my TFSA portfolio at $119,581.13. My margin account debt is in the $45,900.

Today, my numbers are higher by over $2,500. My non-registered portfolio closed today session at $143,410.85, my US portfolio at $4,824.12, my RRSP portfolio - stocks-only - at $64,261.94 and my TFSA portfolio at $120,005.20. I estimate my net worth to be in the $333,000. If its the case, I am now only missing $28,000 before hitting back my old highest value ever of $361,000.

I am going back to New Brunswick in a few days. I no longer have any vacations for the summer, but at least I have the weekends. I love the lakes that we have in my area. This summer, many Quebeckers died while ejoying the outdoors. Some go swimming, and they actually don't know how to swim, and die. Most of the time, I swim like a frog. I can stay in the water for a long time and I actually go swimming almost every day here in Montreal. I am a frog that is a frog who like to be a frog :-)

Thursday, July 21, 2022

To all the hoarders out there!

It was another good day for the TSX, which closed the day within 19,000 points. We are now only missing 937.15 points to hit the old 20,000 points. I notice that my non-registered hit on the 142k, closing at $142,073.00, my US portfolio at $4,778.56, my RRSP portfolio - stocks only - at $64,016.65, and my TFSA portfolio at $119,856.65. I estimate my net worth to maybe be around $331,000. I am now only missing $30,000 in order to hit back my old highest net worth value, which was $361,000. I don't see this as a super huge gap. $30,000 is a lot of money, but it's not awful. My margin debt is now below $46,000 which is great.

Despite inflation and other things I have no control over, I have to admit that I am in a great place right now. Since I came back to Montreal, I went through a massive process of going through my clothes, old books, old fake pieces of jewelry, papers... I am sort of a hoarder in a certain way, but I know it. I could say that I am actually a good hoarder. Once I am in the mood and see the necessity of it, I declutter without any problems. I am a good hoarder because I can get rid of things easily. And real hoarders or actually not able to view themselves as they are - but I personally have no problem with that It happen I was in that sort of mood a few months ago, which help a lot. Now, the only thing I am still working on is my papers. And you may ask yourself, what I mean by papers. Well, it goes to old tax papers, to stuff you had from your school years, old financial statements - all sort of papers that I just put away, and keep over the years. I am well advanced but I want to keep a copy - an electronic one - of what is important to me. And I am currently dealing with the most precious part if I may say. I don't have too much left to go through, but because I don't have that much left, I just don't move forward in that task.

So that's my main project for the days to come.

I also put on sale some items I don't use or need anymore. I did a good job with that selling an old laptop and old smartphone. I had sold a purse just a few days ago. I think it was yesterday, don't ask me. I didn't sleep well last night because of the extremely hot weather, but today is much better in Montreal. I don't really like social media, but I have to say that I had sold all of my stuff on Facebook's Marketplace. I got many replies for my old electronic items over there and they sold very quickly. I was really impressed. If you have anything for sale, I strongly suggest Marketplace, it's quite a powerful tool, much more than Kijiji alone, but I do both.

The end of July is coming, and with it, a brand new $2,000 I will have at my disposal to do whatever I want to do with it. I want to invest it partly, and I was thinking about probably investing a bit in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Class A Limited Voting Shares (BAM.A) inside my non-registered portfolio. I want to invest also a bit in FTS, POW, and BCE - those are stocks that I already own in my non-registered portfolio. I would like a few shares just to add up to my number of stocks. I still have plenty of room inside my TFSA portfolio, but I prefer to add stocks to my non-registered one in order to boost the value of my margin, to keep it strong.

I am a hoarder, but I am not dumb.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

More and more dividend candies from Methanex Corporation (MX)

The "Dividend candies" make me laugh. In my beautiful non-registered portfolio, Methanex Corporation (MX) is among the first stocks that I invested in many years ago. Currently, MX is on a wonderful gain of +210,83% in my non-registered portfolio. It's really rare that MX announced a dividend increase. I don't actually remember if it's an event that ever happens before now, but I doubt it. Just a few days ago, Methanex Corporation (MX) announced a happy 20% dividend increase

That's somewhat exciting news. One strange thing is that this is actually happening now, while we are struggling with both recession AND inflation. The recession state hasn't been declared yet, but if it happens, it could be the first time that we have to deal with both of those strange things at the exact same time. This latest dividend increase for Methanex Corporation (MX) increased my annual dividend to close to $11,600.

On that good note, my non-registered portfolio closed today's session at $141,745.08, my US portfolio at $4,780.52, my RRSP portfolio at $63,918.34, and my TFSA portfolio at $119,230.09. Today, I invested a very small in TD inside my TFSA portfolio. I bought less than 5 shares.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Thank you for the good day, TSX!

I was just so in need of this right now!

Its been quite a very good day for the TSX, which closed today's session on a good 18,937.71 points. This happens while the UK and Europe are burning under a heavy hot wave. Today, I didn't suffer much from the heat, but tomorrow could be a bit more difficult. My non-registered portfolio closed today session on a great $141,504.47, my US portfolio at $4,791.42, my RRSP portfolio at $64,140.29 and my TFSA portfolio at $118,706.66. I received a bunch of little dividend payments, so I have now again a bit of money to invest again.

A few days ago, I place a very small investment in BCE Inc. (BCE) inside my TFSA portfolio and in Telus Corp (T) inside my RRSP portfolio. I like to reinvest the money I earn from my dividend, whenever it's at my disposal. The 0$ commission fee with National Bank Direct Brokerage is helping me on that matter.

I didn't post anything in a little while, but here's a little paragraph that I wrote a few days back:

The TSX is so unstable that I think I might simply transfer the $2,000 that I am expecting by the end of the month over my margin amount. The TSX is currently still in the 18,000 points, but it may even go lower when the "recession" status is confirmed and announced. Or it may not move too much, since we are expecting it. There's just no way to predict which direction the TSX will take next. On the date of yesterday, I still have over $45,000 available as "buying power" on my margin account. I am in a good shape, but watch the TSX ups and downs on a daily basis. With the interest rate rising, the interest owned on my margin account is also raising. Currently, according to National Bank Direct Brokerage to interest own on my margin, with a debt of a bit over $46,000 is 5%. I declared the interest rate own on my margin as "financial fees" each year on my tax declaration. 

And with today's good results for the TSX, I just want to invest it all :))))) Let's go.

 

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