UA-300188601-1 The Dividend Girl: February 2018

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

This is exactly why you need to be passionate when it comes to dividend investment


Today was the budget federal day. Nothing spectacular. Its just pretty obvious now that Justin Trudeau is about ruined us, like if it wouldn't be enough that we had to see him and his family acting like stupid clowns in India... Justin Trudeau is acting like a child. He's such a stupid jerk. That's what happen Canadians when you elect a Quebecker as Prime Minister. Shame, shame, and shame. Not really smart. This 2018 federal budget is not spectacular and nothing is being done to protect us from a very massive deficit. I don't dislike Justin Trudeau anymore, I hate him.

My dividend income just keeps growing. My annual dividend income, excluding RRSP like always, is now at $8 363.04, almost the equivalent of $700 per month. It feels good to be back there. In the past couple months, many of my investment stocks had increased their dividend: ATCO Ltd. (ACO.Y) went from an annual dividend of $1.31 to $1.50; Canadian Utilities Limited (CU) went from $1.43 to $1.57; Enbridge Inc. (ENB) from $2.44 to $2.68; Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (ENF) from $2.05 to $2.25; iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index (XRE) from $0.80 to $0.81; Methanex Corporation (MX) from $1.20 to $1.32; Northland Power Inc. (NPI) from $1.08 to $1.20; Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM) from $5.20 to $5.32; National Bank of Canada (NA) from $2.32 to $2.40.

And today, Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) increased its annual dividend from $3.16 to $3.28. BMO Bank of Montreal (BMO) also increased its dividend today, from $3.60 to $3.72, and during that time, the TSX closed today session at 15 671.15 points.

My US stocks KO also increased its dividend. 

Do I really need to go deeper and explain why dividend investing is the hottest thing ever? Things are exactly like Derek Foster explain in his books: over time, good companies increased their dividend distribution.

Susan Brunner reviewed one of my latest investment, Bombardier Inc. (BBD.B). I never expected to hold on to Bombardier for a really long time. I am going what I like to call a quick hit-and-run investment: I will sell soon at profit. It's not the first time that I am investing in BBD.B. Int he past, I also sell off at profit some Bombardier shares. This company is not well managed enough to be considered as a serious investment for the long run. Right now, me and Bombardier, its strictly play time to satisfy my taste for self-satisfaction. 

I didn't forget about my TFSA contribution in kind post - its just I had some announcements to make today regarding my dividend income.

Monday, February 26, 2018

My newest best stock, watch out for Bombardier Inc. (BBD.B)

Things are getting better. My non-registered portfolio closed today session at $184 539.61, which is now exceeding its old value of my last portfolio update on December 30 of last year ($184 121.21). Its almost like I lost the past 2 months at doing at all, but its now it goes on the market.

Back in January 2014, if you would had told me that I was going to hold on to some dirty Bombardier stocks in my TFSA, I would had wanted to very aggressively punch you in the stomach like if you'll be a bag of potatoes. But hey, everything can happen! And girls you taught were good can turn out to be pretty bad, you just can't really know. I had invested in Bombardier Inc. (BBD.B) in January of this year. And the beast is just really happy that she did so. Am I the best or what? Bombardier is happily shining, exceeding the $4 per share... Its quite unbelievable, this dirty Bombardier is gaining some value. In the years that I had been holding on to the TSX, I had seen it all. Dirty dirt stocks turning into gold and gold stocks turning into next to nothing at all.

I was really happy today when my love decided to quick some ass and hit on the 15 700 points. Let's go TSX. I know you can go back to the old 16 000 points.

I made my really latest investment back in February 15, and currently, even my Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REF.UN) investment decided to close today session on a 1.22% gains. My TFSA portfolio closed at $63 683.994, and my RRSP portfolio - stocks only - closed at $37 240.87. Nutrien Ltd. (NTR) is doing better, as well as PKI.

One thing I should had done earlier this year is my TFSA contribution. Its a shame, I know, but I am so XL fat on my margin that I don't want to make moves putting me at risk. My idea was to make a contribution in kind, but because I went to Cuba and before that I was again on my Christmas vacation... time pass by to quickly and I wanted to put some money aside before making my move. I am thinking about making my TFSA contribution sometime next week. I am going to put at least a good thousand on my margin before making my contribution in kind over my TFSA. 

Inside my non-registered, I hold on to some National Bank stocks, so I was thinking about switching those stocks into my TFSA.

I am going to make a special post on TFSA contribution in kind since I am now a specialist. After that, contribution in kind will have no secrets for you. Until then, good luck, you'll need some as much as I do.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Nutrien Ltd. (NTR) finally declared its really first dividend and jumped in profit: go go go!

Things are slowly getting better. I now estimated my net worth to be sitting around $208 000. My dividend income is now at an annual $8 332.12 - that amount exclude dividend earns inside my RRSP account. Not a bad way to start the year 2018. 

My non-registered portfolio closed today session at $183 301.96 , my TFSA at $62 951.04, and my RRSP at $36 642.24. At a point today, the TSX reached the 15 600 points, and it felt good to see that we were evolving over the 15 500 points. Recovery is on its way. Its better to have a slow recovery rather than going to the old 16 000+ points overnight. In order to be a healthy place to be, the TSX needs to be the way I like it: gentle, nice and stable. Volatility sometimes hit hard, but capitalist remains, no matter what. And markets always recovered, no matter what. This year mark my 10th anniversary on the stock market. Its not yet a very long history, but on the stock market 10 years is f long. I know for sure that this world is unfair and unbalanced, and money is king of it. Markets had always and will always recovered from any type of volatility. But in my taste, I find that the TSX is the most stable market of the world. I currently estimated my net worth to be in the $208 000.

The stock market is a rough place to be, but you get use to it. A crash happen earlier this month, and I am really proud to say that this time, its the first time ever that I am facing major loses, I watched my TSX love losing some valuable BUT its the first time ever in my life that I don't feel any stress at all. It took me 10 years to become totally indifferent to the stock market volatility. If you are a new investor, I am just praying for you that it won't take you that long... Being invested on the stock market involved a lot a pain, and its sometimes not enjoyable at all. Like for example, just a few days ago, my net worth was something of about only $195 000. The jump from 195k to 208k wouldn't had been possible if I would had panicked and sell all my assets.

Agrium has ALWAYS been a super good investment, way better investment than Nutrien Ltd. (NTR), but unfortunately, Agrium and Potash are now the same company under NTR. I never experienced great capital gains by holding on to Nutrien Ltd. (NTR) so far. Today, a great news help me to save my beautiful face from failure: NTR declared its first dividend - it was about time - and by the same occasion, the title gains 5.01%.

THANK YOU GOD.

I love my baby stocks with so much love, failure is impossible.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Welcome in my non-registered portfolio Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REF.UN)!

Hola dear readers! I just came back this week from a trip to Dhawa Santa Maria in Cuba. I had a nice time, the weather was perfect and I came back with a nice beach tan. And prior to that, my mom came to visit, and she's currently still with me. While I was away, things had been quite rough on the TSX. This was predictable, especially knowing that we haven't came to anything positive when it comes to NAFTA. Its quite strange because both the TSX and the US stock market went down about the same time. Anyhow, it felt good today to see the TSX reached the 15 407.66 points. We are still about 600 points behind of where we used to be at before the recent stock crash.

I was checking on my portfolio situation yesterday, and I estimated my net worth to be in the $195 000, instead of the $220k+... Its too bad, but one thing that you need to remember is that super huge gains usually announced a market correction - but you never know when exactly that correction is going to happen. Corrections like this one are very hard to take, its never fun to see your portfolio going down so quickly like that almost overnight. But its part of the game. This is what the stock market is all about. Its difficult to understand, but corrections are not necessarily a bad thing. Its usually being view as being healthy. All this to say: you cannot invest in stocks if you are not willing to accept that the stock markets are volatile and the volatility will, at a point, bring you down.

I am currently down of a couple thousands, but I accept it. For now, with today encouraging TSX gains, I am under the impression that a recovery is under its way. Today was an exciting day for the Canadian stock market. Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust is going to buy Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REF.UN). By going so, Choice Properties will become the biggest Canadian REIT business. At the announcement of this great news, REF.UN gains a lot in value. I wait to see what was going to happen next and luckily enough, the title went down and I was able to place an order at $49.37. I am currently experiencing a gain of close to 3% on Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REF.UN). 

Its quite good to have a little bit of good going on in this chaotic situation.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Oh no, the TSX is now under the 16 000 points!

2017 had been a fantastic year for your favorite investor. I hit on the 200k net worth and even exceed the $220 000 net worth actually. But now, it seem like I am paying back on my year of glorious investment. 2017 was an extra special year: Canada celebrated its 150 years and for the first time ever I got my precious hands on a $200 000 net worth. Currently, I am exhausted, not because of the stock market, but the suck weather probably work against me, and I don't get enough sleep on weekdays. In result, I am feeling tired, days at work are long and too well full. However, no worries, I am slowly getting ready for my trip to Cuba. I had spend a bit of money on a few clothes. Its too hard to go on a vacation without actually buying nothing new for the wardrobe. I end up buying for $274.79. I am doing my best to control my spending, but its not easy. I had the chance to be quite busy at work, so I got extra money to pay down those extra expenses, and I am also waiting for a little something from Google next month. I am such a lucky girl, but I would like my stock market to treat me the same way please.

Fortunately enough, I have nothing plan for the month of March, so I will do my best to maximize my savings. For the upcoming year, I can now work from home 2 days a week. It make it easier to spend less, at least 2 days on weekdays.

Its heartbreaking to see my be love TSX sliding down under the 16 000 points. Everything was not really great these days, but things were stable at least. Anyhow, my non-registered closed today session at $184 055.64, my TFSA portfolio at $63 578.75, and RRSP, at $37 863.59. A little volatility is always a good kick in the ass: no, you are not as hot as you taught, and you may want to save more money to invest if you want to survive. I personally know a girl to which both of those type of things applied to. However, I am not doing bad either way because some of my stocks are super strong and they are the foundation of my rock. Its been a while since I haven't been disturbed by volatility on the TSX. The stock market is not a place to stay at ease.

I just don't understand really why the TSX is going down. The thing is alive and just want to shake. Go ahead little TSX. Please destroy me.
 

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