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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I just purchase 200 units of JE.UN at 13.89$

For this purchase, I had to modify my order from for the limit of 13.89$. I just purchase 200 new units of Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN).

My investment portfolio currently worth 26 441.55$.

So I finally made it. I save my annual dividend income and its really great.

As for the rest, I am tired. Yesterday at work, they hd begin to change the whole call center carpet while we were still in there. It was smelling glue! What an horror. Just what we need to get intoxicated. And here am I this morning, feeling not so bad, but I just want my bed.

I also sell LIV.UN earlier today

And everything went well. I sell my 102 units of Livingston International Income Fund (LIV.UN) at 6.55$ per unit. I didn’t get any extra fees for selling 102 and not 100 units, which I am pretty happy.

More about PGF.UN

As you can imagine, while at work, I quickly check for the value of PGF.UN. And… to my surprise, it’s up to 10.71$! Of course, if I would had known, I would had wait to sell my units of PGF.UN. But still, I was able to make a profit from my sell and personally, I wasn’t too happy about fact that PGF.UN are cutting again their distribution, second time since a couple of months. For nothing in the world I regret my sell of PGF.UN. No one can predict how the market will be. In this case, I was very surprises to see PGF.UN increase today as a dividend cut of 30% had been announced by the company this last Friday.

On Friday, I was very upset, because everything was working so fine. It’s seem like I can never take a complete rest. I was receiving an average of 65$ per month. PGF.UN was my main dividend contributor. I really like PGF.UN. But with our dividend goal of our, I prefer to sell. I do not regret the sell because at the time, on the moment, it seems to be the best thing to do. Probably PGF.UN will gain in value again in the future, but enough is enough, I have enough of distribution cut. And Livingston International Income Fund (LIV.UN) is no longer from my portfolio, same thing for PGF.UN and I am pretty happy about it.

Nothing happen for nothing…

I had prepared myself a check for CIBC Visa of the amount of 350$, a couple of days ago. But I never went at the CIBC to make the deposit because in the last couple of days, I wake up late all the time. And thank God I did! If it wouldn’t be of that extra 350$ available, I wouldn’t be able to place my next order for Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN). Now, I just have enough to cover 200 units of Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN). And I will have a little left over to cover the minimum payment on my credit line.

I just placed a purchase order of 200 units of Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN) at the highest price of 13.85$. I hope my order will go smoothly and that I will find my purchase order completed when I wake up.

So it’s seemed like everything turn for the best for now. Let’s take it one thing at the time. I felt a lot better today, once I wake up before leaving for work. At a point, it was a lot of stress for me as it was my first real sell experience and it went well.

Again, some dividend calculations


Our current dividend gains so far: 1 466.96$ +

From our new PIF.UN units (300 units): 39$ x 3 months left:
November-December 2009 = 117$
From our new JE.UN units (200 units of tomorrow): 20.66$ x 3 months left:
November-December 2009 = 61.98$

Our current 1 466.96$ + 117$ + 61.98$ = 1 645.94$ by the end of December 2009. Not bad at all. For 2010, we should received around 2 182.96$ in annual dividend earnings. And since we are enroll to a DRIP to all of our investment, we can easily add a 100$ on top of that. Which will make 2 282.96$, for an average of 190$/per month. Really not bad!

I am just hoping that in the meantime, JE.UN and PIF.UN and all the others I have in my investment portfolio will continue to pay dividend.

Some left over…

This is very hilarious and funny situation. Today, we sell all of our 650 units of PGF.UN. Nothing new here. But we are still eligible to receive PGF.UN dividend for this month. Since we were unroll on a DRIP, we will received new units of PGF.UN, probably 5 or 6 new units that will be add to our portfolio while no PGF.UN units are currently in there. See, because we sell after the record date, we are eligible to received PGF.UN dividend for the month of October. Since we didn’t cancel the DRIP before the record date well, we will receive some units – in units form – in our awesome portfolio. I had the confirmation coming from TD. This is not bothering me at all, just I would have preferred to receive the money in cash but I am not the one who fixes the rules… This is going to look crazy in our portfolio. But this is a sign – our relation with PGF.UN is not over yet. Guess I will invest more in PGF.UN in the future. Just that we have dividend goal, see. Going to bed now, if I wake up early enough to do my stuff, might be able to go to the movies.

Monday, October 5, 2009

My new investment: 300 units of PIF.UN

I just purchase 300 units of PIF.UN at 15.21$. Not so bad. Now, I am completely exhuasted and work at 4. For other sell or purchase, I am going to wait tomorrow.

Stress around PGF.UN

Initial investment of PGF.UN: 6 284.57$. I just wake up (at 10:00AM...) you can imagine I wake up all in stress. Like this weekend had been the worst of my live. I was very stress about seeing Pengrowth cutting their dividend distribution. I am very proud of this sell. And watch this out: I was able to sale an make 6 536$ after commission. And even in recession times, I was able to make a nice profit of 251.43$, which cover the cost of my next 2 investments.

TD Waterhouse tools work great, I was able to sell Pengrowth this morning and I didn't want to go lower than 9.70$ - and I sell even at a higher price.

For next time, when come time to sell, I won't stress that much now that I know that well, the whole system seem to be working. Now let's sell LIV.UN.... or see what we are going to do next... Happy times. My first sell of units and it was today, October 5th, 2009. Coincidence? Remember what happen on August 5th? I reach my first 50 000$ in investment.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Going crazy over selling my stocks

I just confirm, my PGF.UN selling should go through. The lowest I put my sell is at 9.70$. If my any chance, PGF.UN goes at 10$ tomorrow morning, the order will go through at 10$ - and lowest at 9.70$... I just cancel my sell order for LIV.UN because I think the price can go higher than wha it is right now. My sell order for DNI still on.

I am exhausted, going to bed now, will try to wake up for 9am so I can connect to my account right in time for 9:30am... I hope my selling of PGF.UN will go through. I cannot wait to see the opening price of PGF.UN tomorrow.

If what if I don’t sell LIV.UN?

Confusion! Should I do this or sell this… or not? Lol…… What I know for sure, is that I want to sell my 650 units of PGF.UN. I had place a sell order at 9.70$ for my 650 units. This is the lowest where I will go. Now, if by magic tomorrow, Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) open at 10.28$, will the selling order will be completed at 10.28$? I believe the answer is yes, but I want to clarify one last time.

More about my sell order: Dumont Nickel (DNI)

I had renewed my sell order for Dumont Nickel (DNI). I want to sell the 23 000 stocks at 4 cents, but the sell didn’t happen yet, so I just renew the order for until the end of October.

Sell or not: the Livingston International Income Fund (LIV.UN) case

I am truly lost right now. I wonder: should I keep Livingston International Income Fund (LIV.UN) in my portfolio for now? I had placed a sell order of my 102 units at 6.60$. But seem to be the price can go higher than that, so I might cancel my order by the end of the day. While completed the order, I got this message: The number of shares you have entered includes an add lot and may be subject to price premium. Ok, and, what’s a price premium? I won’t sell if TD Waterhouse going to charge me 50$ for the sell… And no information is provided. So guess what, I will have to call TD Waterhouse again! I am just curious about this, so I might ask the question, because the approximate commission fee is 29$ anyway, that’s what appears on my sell order of Livingston International Income Fund (LIV.UN). This is all very confusion.

I am just sooo tired of this! Never mind Livingston International Income Fund (LIV.UN) but Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) had to go from my investment portfolio! I just cannot wait for tomorrow morning!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Selling stocks for dummies

I have no idea how selling stocks work. This is because I never sell any of my investment before. So call TD Waterhouse – I hope it was my last call ever at TD Waterhouse. I cannot wait to trade with iTRADE. I should had organize myself sooner, but I had no clue that PGF.UN was about to cut their distribution. So now, I am stock with TD Waterhouse to do what I never taught I would had do: sell my very precious PGF.UN units. It’s not something easy for me, but I can no longer keep PGF.UN in my portfolio.

What I learn from TD Waterhouse about selling stocks

Question: What’s the price to sell my 650 units of PGF.UN?
Answer: 29$
(Same commission fee for selling LIV.UN).

Question: On Friday, PGF.UN closes at 10.28$. At the opening of the TSX on Monday morning, will PGF.UN will be at 10.28$.
Answer: The price could change.
(I kind of know this answer, but I ask, just to make sure… PGF.UN could be at 10.28$ on Monday morning, but it could open at a lower price).

Question: I have 650 units of PGF.UN. When I place my selling order, will I be able to sell all of my 650 units?
Answer: It could happen the order only go through for 600 units.
(I ask this question because I notice that at TD Waterhouse, orders are being places by trench of 100 units. This part is particularly frightening. I want to sell all of my PGF.UN units).

Question: And for LIV.UN, I own 102 units I want to sell. Will I be bale to sell them all?
Answer: It could happen the order go though for only 100 units.
(It would be hilarious, being stock with 2 units of LIV.UN… Crazy)

Question: Once the order for my sellings being completed, will the money be available for me to purchase new investment?
Answer: Yes, the money will be available immediately to purchase new units or stocks. For a withdraw, the money won’t be available immediately, but for another investment, the money will be available.
(Nice nice nice).

Question: If my place a sell order at 10.27$ for PGF.UN and on Monday, the price at the opening is at 10.28$, will my sell order go through anyway?
Answer: Yes, the order will go thought.
(But the opposite won’t work. If I place a selling order at 10.28$, while the price is of 10.27$, the order won’t be completed). Always good to know…

And… finally

Question: Can I place my sell order today? Would the order be taking in consideration for Monday morning?
Answer: Yes.
(Let’s place our sell order than).

I more and more understand Derek Foster for selling his portfolio. Now, I understand lol.

Saturday overtime: 110 hours in 2 weeks. Can someone else beat me?

It’s funny because I just read over my post of yesterday and gees; I wanted to do hours like crazy. I couldn’t wake up this morning, so I did from 2 to 8 pm, a little 6 hours shift. I was very tired this morning and when I arrived at work, I first taught that I wouldn’t be able to work at all. But it went smoothly, no difficult or angry customers, so the 6 hours shift went fine. I am now pretty sure my next paycheck will be of 1 100$. I really need it.

More about my annual dividend income

Let’s calculate again my dividend (I like that stuff!).

Ok, so, so far, I had accumulated 1 141.30$ in dividend income. Which is not bad at all for a first start. If I remove Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) from my portfolio, without adding any new investment, this is how it will look like for me, dividendly speaking:

Total so far acculated in dividend income: 1 141.30$
+ upcoming dividend:
September 30: Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN): 21.07$ (10.33 cents per unit)
October 10: Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN): 65$ (10 cents per unit)
October 10: Yellow Pages Income Fund (YLO.UN): 26.95$ (6.67 cents per unit)
October 25: Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN): 13.13$ (13 cents per unit)
October 28: Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): 50.47$ (49 cents per stock)
November 16: Yellow Pages Income Fund (YLO.UN): 26.93$ (more or less)
November 25: Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN): 13.13$ (more or less)
November 30: Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN): 21.07$ (more or less)
December 1: Fortis (FTS): 26.78$ (more or less)
December 15: Yellow Pages Income Fund (YLO.UN): 26.93$ (more or less)
December 31: Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN): 13.13$ (more or less)
December 31: Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN): 21.07$ (more or less)
TOTAL: 1 466.96$

What am I supposed to do with a tinny little 1 466.96$!!!

But hey, don’t worry! Remember what we are going to do? Selling those 650 units of Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) at, I hope, 10.28$ (at least let’s try). And sell our 102 units of Livingston International Income Fund (LIV.UN) at 6.65$. For LIV.UN, it won’t be a problem. The scary part is for PGF.UN. What if everyone sell their Pengrowth Energy Trust at the same time…. The price will drop, and it will make it impossible to sell Pengrowth Energy Trust and make a profit from it. I don’t want to loose any money, so if I cannot sell at a price where I can make a profit, I won’t sell. If it happens, I will be sad, but PGF.UN is a great company. One day, their dividend will come back. Sometimes, life is difficult like that.

Ok, let’s say super enthusiastic and say, yes, I will sell at 10.28$... In that case, here is what will happen:

I will purchase 300 units of Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN).
= 468$ in dividend annual income
And 200 units of Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN).
= 248$ in dividend annual income

1 466.96$ + 468$ + 248$ = 2 182.96$

A fantastic 2 182.96$ is waiting for me! This way, I will only be missing 217.04$ to reach my 200$ dividend income/month (2 400$ in annual dividend income).

Will this ever happen? We’ll see on Monday. I hope everything will turn out for the best.

While being at work, I taught ok, well, this makes a lot of units vs stocks in my portfolio. And knowing what will happen later on regarding units (those are investments ending by .UN)… Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN) had already expressed their desire to turn into a corporation and provide a quarterly dividend. I don’t worry at all for my investment made in the Just Energy Income Fund. For Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN), I don’t worry either, since they had expressed their desire to keep the annual dividend of 1.56$ per unit for a little while…

The important with this whole investment “game” is to try to make things work for the best. Failure is an expensive way to learn.

Upcoming changes in my investment portfolio

I had been so busy with my overtime lately; it’s been a crazy week! And it’s not over yet!

Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) had announced a distribution cut. Starting from November, the distribution of Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) will vary from 3 to 7 cents. But its look for me that it will mostly 3 cents.

I am selling Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN)

My initial investment was of 6 284.57$. I had 650 units of Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) that currently at the price of 10.25$ per unit. My investment currently is at 6 663$. I am not interesting in having Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) in my portfolio anymore since they had to cut their dividend. I understand the company decision. I truly adore Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN), but unfortunately, I have a dividend goal and I want to make money from my investment. And I also need that money. I want that dividend money very badly. So now, here’s what going to happen on Monday morning, 9:30AM Eastern time. Directly from the Plateau-Mont-Royal, using my laptop, I will sell my 650 units of Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) at the price of, I hope, 10.25$. Same thing for Livingston International Income Fund (LIV.UN).

I am also selling Livingston International Income Fund (LIV.UN)

I currently own 102 units of Livingston International Income Fund (LIV.UN). My initial investment value was of 635.97$. Currently, the investment worth 668$. And Livingston International Income Fund (LIV.UN) does not pay dividend anymore. So guess what will happen on Monday? I will sell my 102 units of Livingston International Income Fund (LIV.UN) at 6.55$

After the selling commission of 29$ per trade, I will have made a profit of 7 302.30$

And what I plan to do with the money? Invest in stuff I already know and in companies that I trust:

-300 new units of Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN) (15.20$ per unit)
Cost of the investment: 4 560$ + 29$ TD Waterhouse commission = 4 589$
What I will earn in dividend: 1.56$ x 300 units = 468$
Why I want to invest more in Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN)?

I am investing in Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN) because it’s a strong company. Ever since I had purchased my first 100 units of Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN) at 12, ever since that time, the value had increased. Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN) currently worth 15.20$ per unit. I can easily imagine the price reaching 18$ in the upcoming weeks (or months lol). Anyhow, I like Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN). Nice dividend and we truly need it. Since I already own 101 units of Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN). Those 300 new units will help be to increase the units I earn through the DRIP. I probably be able to earn 3 new units per month is the price of Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN) remains under 16$ for a little while.

-200 new units of Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN) (13.60$)
Cost of the investment: 2720$ + 29$ TD Waterhouse commission = 2 749$
What I will earn in dividend: 1.2396$ x 200 units = 247.92$
Why I want to invest more in Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN)?

So far, I had been pleased with Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN). They recently acquire a new company (several weeks ago), which bring new grow to the company. With the DRIP, I will be able to gain 2 new units per month, approximately. Plus: Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN) had paid special dividend in the past, and they might pay special dividend again in the future.

After what, here’s what my annual dividend earnings will look like:

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): 201.88$
Fortis (FTS): 107.12$
Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN): 500.80$
Methanex Corporation (MX): 70.56$
Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN): 625.56$
Sprott Inc. (SII): 50.30$
Yellow Pages Income Fund (YLO.UN): 323.20$
TOTAL: 1 879.41$

Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) was my main dividend earning provider, with 780$ in dividend annual income… Very sad to see Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) reducing dramatically its dividend. I might be tempted by PGF.UN in the future.

If I leave Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) in my portfolio, look what will happen:

Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN): 234$
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): 201.88$
Fortis: (FTS): 107.12$
Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN): 286.62$
Methanex Corporation (MX): 70.56$
Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN): 157.56$
Sprott (SII): 50.30$
Yellow Pages Income Fund (YLO.UN): 323.20$
Total: 1 431.24$ (-448.17$)

On an annual basis, it’s a difference of 448.17$. And also, on Monday, because Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) had announced on today Friday a cut in its dividend, the value of Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.UN) will certainly decrease. Which is not good at all for My First 50 000$...

Investment is not an easy road and individuals shouldn’t be scare about taking actions in order to get things better. Distribution cut is the worst thing that can ever happen and I face it several times this year. As soon as I will be done with my overtime tomorrow, I will take it off on Sunday; try to take a rest to after hit the road of job hunting for a daytime job. I really want to earn more money. I just want 100 units of Brookfield Renewable Power Fund (BRC.UN).

Another day end and tomorrow is another day

Yesterday, I begin my day at 10 this morning and end it at midnight. I am lucking for 1 100$-1 200$ in paycheck. I am not going overtime tomorrow. I am looking for to a 10 or 11 or 8 hours shift. It does all depend if I can wake up early or not.

I gave a call at my weekend job. I was way too curious to find out if there was worked available for me. At this time, there’s none, but projects should start in the upcoming weeks. Anyway, if I will call again on November if I don’t get any use from them. I am use to that job, sometimes there’s work, sometimes not. But when work become available, I am usually good for a couple of months straight in a row.

The overtime I have available at my evening job is really saving me. But as you can imagine, there’s no overtime for nothing. We are currently all overworking right now at the call center I work. For now, I am happy on how things are going on. I didn’t begin my search for a daytime job yet, since I had been so busy with the overtime. I prefer to do overtime now rather than job searching, because big money will become available not in 2 weeks or one month from now (depending on how hard it will be for me to find something) – but directly at my next paycheck.

I am quite of disappointed with my lost for today regarding my investment portfolio. But I guess the TSX will keep playing the yo-yo and with my heart lol until more sustainable jobs being created in Canada and the US. It’s a difficult time, but a good time to invest in stocks I believe. And talking stocks, I plan to do majors change in my portfolio.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Methanex Corporation (MX) cool dividend

I had received 16.90$ from Methanex (MX) today. I didn’t earn an extra stock, because Methanex Corporation (MX) value is currently at more than 18$. For a little while, Methanex was at 20$, the price went down to something to 18$ on today, don’t ask me why.

Same stupid thing than last month is happening again with Just Energy Income Fund (JE.UN). I had received 10 cents in my account balance in cash, but no unit yet. I really hate that. Couldn’t they just applied the money and the units at the same time? Of course not, it would have been just too bright from them (Just Energy Income Fund or my broker that I really like – TD Waterhouse lol….). Anyway, I know how things are going now since it’s now the second time it’s happening to me. I have to wait 2 weeks or so for the units to be applied in my super-super investment portfolio. Way to go!

I don’t really have bad stuff to say about TD Waterhouse. Just that sometimes, there rep are rude (but each time its happening I write it right here on my very own blog). I find them expensive, at 29$ per transactions. Otherwise, the service is pretty reliable. Or should I say very reliable. So far, I didn’t hit any problem with TD Waterhouse, I always received my dividend payments and no fraudulent transactions had been made in my broker account. No stocks or units had disappeared so far from my TD Waterhouse broker account :) And what I like: there’s no fee to purchase mutual funds, service had been reliable. What I dislike: there’s a fee for RRSP account.

Yesterday, the value of my investment portfolio (stocks and units) was of 27 020$. And today, the value is at 27 164$. Nice gain. Hopefully, I will be able to reach 55 000$ without too much trouble.

Tomorrow, I am doing 6 hours of overtime. I had the authorization since I ask. I am very happy. This mean I will have at least 1 000$ on my next paycheck and I will be able to pay all of my credit card debts. Clear the mess up. I really taught today was today and I was happy to learn I was going to have one more day in my week… Very weird, but I went all messy because I worked all weekend long. I wonder if there will be work at my weekend job. As you can see, it’s all for now about work work work.

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