I hit big in January for my dividend income in January with a nice $783.09. This is enough to cover half the cost for my living expenses, which is about $1 500 a month. I also earned a $123 from online for the month of January. The little amounts of money adding up, making it easier to save cash to invest even more. I received my first freelance assignment for 2013. I have to move faster because it’s already February and I haven’t try anything new regarding my freelance activities. I even haven’t try on getting a new something to work on.
For 2013, something I really want to work on is to be able to cover my living expenses with my dividend + freelance + online cash. It shouldn’t be too much difficult for me to reach this goal, especially now that my dividend now represents an interesting source of income. As for the online income, I have my blog and my HubPages articles. Now that I got rid of my winter flue and full of my usual energy, I am ready to push it a bit further. While getting ready, I am watching the beautiful stocks of my very wonderful portfolio.
Student Transportation (STB) is a stock that I had been holding for 2 years. I have invested a bit more than $1 300 in STB. The company value seems to be stable for now, but I prefer to secure my position while I can. Right now, I am doing a profit on STB, small, but still a profit. It’s a good time for me to do a move on the stock. I don’t feel comfortable with the amount currently invested in STB. I plan to partly sell my holding in Student Transportation (STB) and reinvest the money in something else.
Lately, I have been interesting in the following:
Cervus Equipment Corporation (CVL): a stock from Jean-François Tardif, the love of mine I began to have enough of.
Cineplex Inc. (CGX): a stock I had been thinking of investing in for a little while).
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (REI.UN): a more recent investment that catch my interest after reading about it on the Globe and Mail.
I am thinking of holding a bit of Cineplex Inc. (CGX), so it’s probably where the money will be added on sometime next week.
I don’t plan to sell my holding in JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN) for now. It’s just that I was hoping for quick big cash on the investment. For now, the situation is not catastrophic. Jean-François Tardif had come with some real good stocks like Healthlease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (HLP.UN) and Cervus Equipment Corporation (CVL). JFS.UN units are trading at close to $10. I got my units at $10 each during the public offering. Patience is a virtue that I kind of have and lose sometime. Right now, between me and Jean-François Tardif, it’s tough love. I made a great profit on Healthlease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (HLP.UN). I had been holding HLP.UN in my portfolio since October 2012.
My margin value is at more than 18k. In my portfolio, HLP.UN has a loan value of less than $300. I was thinking of transferring my HLP.UN units to my TFSA. I plan on doing so for Keg Royalties Income Fund (KEG.UN) and Sprott Strategic Fixed Income Fund (SFI.UN). All together, those investments have a loan value of something like $500. So what I plan to do is to transfer those inside my TFSA and add a $500 in cash to my margin account to compensate.
I don’t have much invested in my TFSA and I want to fix that.
I could even transfer my JFT Strategies Fund (JFS.UN) over my TFSA. Now could be a good timing because right now, I am not making a profit on JFS.UN. From my understanding, when you take a non-registered investment and transfer it to TFSA or RRSP, if you have made money on the investment since you had been holding it, you are going to have a capital gain that will be apply on the transfer. See what I mean?
Ok, let say that I had invested $500 on XYZ Inc. company and that now that same investment worth $1 000. If I want to now transfer XYZ Inc. in my TFSA, I will have a $500 capital gain to declared, on which I will be tax.
Right now, the profit made on KEG.UN and HLP.UN is not enormous. And on SFI.UN, I am not on a capital gain, but on a capital loss of a couple dollars. Now is the perfect timing to consider the TFSA. I will make my move soon.
My antivirus has expired. On my laptop, I had McFee, but I didn’t like it, I find it too heavy for my machine. I used to have Kaspersky Lab on my previous laptop and it worked very well. I usually buy my antivirus during Boxing Day but this year, I was on vacation in New Brunswick and the need to purchase an antivirus got out of my mind. My McFee licence got expired this week. Surfing the Web without an antivirus can be very dangerous – I know that at least. So today, I purchased my antivirus. I purchased it full price, $59.99 for one year. I didn’t have any choice.
While opening the CD box of Kaspersky Lab, I saw the picture of Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder of Kaspersky Lab and the man caught my attention. A sexy Russian guy. His son got kidnapped in 2011, but he was found and released with no injuries. I found Eugene Kaspersky quite interesting. Now you know about him.