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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hourraa, Savaria Corporation (SIS) increased its dividend distribution

This is slowly getting better and we are getting where I used to be. My non-registered portfolio closed Friday session at $184 440.95, my TFSA portfolio at $64 366.52 and my RRSP portfolio (stocks only) $38 041.68. Back on December 2017, my non-registered value was $1841 21.21, TFSA at $64 162.01, RRSP (stocks only) $38 676.57. Trump finally decided not to press extra charges on our aluminum business that we bring to the US, we don't hear any more trouble in regard of the Euro and Greece, Trump is even thinking about meeting Kim Jong-un in May... Can the man who terrorize Canadians and Mexicans may possibly restore world peace with North Korea?

Peace and no Euro trouble are good positive things that bring stability into stocks markets worldwide, and such things are greatly needed. I am just at a point where I am going to boost my December 2017 very good portfolio results, and that being without too much trouble. The only stock that is problematic for me right now is Aphria Inc. (APH). This stock is super volatile, I was just in the hope of quick gains, but it didn't happen the way it should. However, recent good investments are making it easy to move forward. My good picks, like my recent investment in Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REF.UN) is making it easy to move on.

Savaria Corporation (SIS) closed this past Friday with a 5.09% gain, which is quite spectacular. And another good news is that SIS increased its annual dividend by 10 cents. With this recent increased and recent DRIPs inside my non-registered portfolio, my annual dividend income (excluding RRSP) is now at $8 433.63, which is an equivalent of $702.80 per month. 

I keep thinking about investing in Logistec Corp (LGT.B) for now.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

My non-registered portfolio is now at $184 017.71

I am quite impress with myself because this year, I proceed with my tax declaration really early. Its not done and completed yet, but it will soon enough. Today had been good for me on the TSX, and this being despite Donal Trump being so hard on us. My non-registered portfolio closed the session at $184 017.71, my TFSA portfolio $63 760.70, and my RRSP portfolio (stocks only) $37 545.32. I am quite impress by those numbers. Once I will be on a $190 000 non-registered portfolio, I will be in heaven.

Currently, its quite difficult to understand what's going on with Donald Trump. Tariffs on steel and aluminum seem to be a big deal not only for us Canadians, but for Americans too. I would just like to know if the US has enough of aluminum and steel to cover their own needs. If the USA don't need our aluminum and steel, its just "normal" that it get taxes higher by Trump the beef. But I just hope for him that he really don't need any of our products. Its quite monstuous of Donald Trump to put pressure on the NAFTA negociations the way he's going right now. And its why I like Donald Trump soooo much. What a beast!!! What a monstruous leader!!! And he so doesn't care of what he might think of him!!! I really adore Donald Trump. However, I wouldn't like to be at the place of the poor Melania who doesn't seem to be at her place at all in the White House. Trump is too big and loud and just doesn't realize that he has a wife on his side.

Now I confirm, I am really happy that I sell my TFSA Bombardier Inc. (BBD.B) stocks. BBD.B announced the release of new stocks, but however, its not something that seem to excited the investors that much because BBD.B is under a down turn right now. Bombardier Inc. (BBD.B). Today could had been a black day on the market, but it wasn't too bad, depite the aluminum situation and stuff going on. Better get use to it, we'll probably going to deal with ups and downs until the NAFTA deal get sign in. 

I recently find out that I have a TFSA contribution room left of a bit more than $10 000. Its currently hard for me to do any new TFSA contribution for many reasons. The number one reason being that I hold a really too big margin, I am currently exceeding the $103 000 and because I have such a huge debt against my non-registered portfolio, its making extremely hard to do any contribution in kind over my TFSA account. Because of the current state of the market, I prefer to remain calm and not move anything belonging to my non-registered portfolio over my TFSA portfolio.

Of course, I could simply use some fresh new cash and have it transfered over my TFSA account, but because my margin is so fat right now, I prefer to put the cash to pay down and reduce the use of that superb margin.

While planning to do a TFSA contribution in kind, its really important that you take in consideration that every investment you moved from non-registered to TFSA will reduce the value of that same margin.  To stay safe, I always look to have at least a minimum left of $13 000 on my margin money that is not use. It's a small amount, and its actually not enough to be really safe, but so far, its how I had been handling my margin. And before leaving for a vacation, I always transferred money from my credit line over my margin. I usually add an extra $10 000 to my margin that way.

All this to say that its not an easy task to proceed with a contribution in kind while dealing with a margin account, but its not impossible. 

One tip: before proceeding to a contribution in kind, make sure you inject the amount of the loan value worth by the investment over the non-registered account. After what, you'll be able to proceed more safely to the TFSA contribution in kind.

I currently have close to $1 000 in cash inside my TFSA (following the sell of my BBD.B shares) - but I am not 100% sure what to invest in. I thinking about Logistec (LGT.B).

Sunday, March 4, 2018

In the search of new stocks for my portfolio: Vitreous Glass Inc. (VCI) and Logistec (LGT.B)

Susan Brunner recently reviewed my really last investment: Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REF.UN). Her review is positive. REF.UN is in good posture in my non-registered portfolio. Despite the the current bad stock market environment, REF.UN registered a capital gain in my portfolio this past Friday. The sell of my Bombardier Inc. (BBD.B) stocks inside my TFSA portfolio left me with a small amount to invest. I am already exposed enough to REITs and financial stocks, so I am really trying to avoid anything related to banks, etc... And its a well-known fact that I already hold on to so many great stocks in my portfolio. However, I am always in the search of something new to invest.

But why so? For many reasons. The best of the TSX cannot simply be in what I already know. There's so many stocks on the TSX, I cannot simply know now all of the best stocks that hold the TSX. Also, there's always new businesses that are being created, and existing businesses merge to created a new one, like it was the case with Nutrien Inc. (NTR). I truly belive that my next everything is hidden somewhere in the mass. Its always interetsing to find a new stock to invest in.

Personally, I don't have any interest for stocks involved in insurance. Manuvie, and others: its a big no no for me. So far in my investment life, I never invested in an insurance stocks. Just have a look at the chart of Manuvie, all rocky and ugly.

Currenlty, I am looking for a stock that would be involved in the environment. I have checked on Waste Connections Inc (WCN) before. However, WCN is really expensive and pay really little in dividend. Among the way, I made an interesting finding using Stockopedia: Vitreous Glass Inc. (VCI). At this time, VCI doesn't pay any dividend and seem to be only doing business in Alberta. If VCI could extend their operations in other provinces and pay a dividend, Vitreous Glass Inc. (VCI) could be a good investment. 

Anoher interesting stock, that I find this time on Susan Brunner's blog: Logistec (LGT.B). 

The search continue, but so far, Logistec (LGT.B) seems to be a good pick.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Toronto-Dominion Bank (The) (TD) increased its dividend distribution

Another very great news on the TSX: TD bank decided to increase its dividend distribution and in result, my annual dividend income - excluding like always my RRSP distribution - is now at a fabulous $8 373.15which is really almost the equivalent of $700 per month.

Oh no, its tax season AGAIN. Tax season for the Dividend Girl = Impôts Ici

I finished this day on a happy note with a good coffee glass - since I don't have anything fancier with the exception of a champagne glass look alike, but its in plastic - of sherry on my table desk simply because I was desperately searching for a USB key that I have a bunch of back up stuff on it, all of my bitch life is on that damn thing and I couldn't find it. Just at a time when I was feeling so miserable that I could jump out of the window - I magically find my key. What a release. I taught that maybe I had left it in my Dhawa Santa Maria room in Cuba since I had brought it with me ???... But the precious key was simply misplaced. I usually have a good memory, but sometimes, I misplace things like anybody else. Anyway, it allows me to do some cleaning with my stuff, even if everything is pretty much all set at this time. I must say that my papers and stuff are pretty much in good orders. I like to clean, clean, clean. I usually dedicated a good part of my Saturday cleaning and I only have a tiny little living space. Imagine me with a home. It would be horrible. And by the way, just saying, if you want to make me really happy, a bottle of good sherry will do the thing thank you. Once I hit $300 000 in net worth, I will buy a couple of nice stuff in crystal to drink my alcohol in it.

I am slowly getting ready for my tax declaration. If it happens that you are unfortunately living in Quebec province, you have no choice, your tax declaration needs to be completed in Quebec. I had the genius idea to complete my tax declaration in Ontario while working in Gatineau (such a smart idea!!), but that didn't work out... And I also tried to have my tax declaration done in New Brunswick while living in Montreal, but that didn't work out either. And you need to switch you medical card AND driver license to a Quebec driver one since you are now living in Quebec. Please just don't do like a lady I especially know. Its not easy to be living in Montreal, but if you live in Montreal, I have a super good address where you can have done your 2017 tax declaration at a very fair price: Impôts Ici. I had been going there for many many years now and they do a very good job with my tax declaration. Imagine, they manage all of my dividend tax papers, my capital gain and loses, employment papers....Impôts Ici had always worked very hard for me because in the past years I can tell you, I worked at multiple jobs at the same time, I used to be self-employed too at the same time... ohhh papers, papers, f papers!

Impôts Ici is really the place to go for your tax declaration and I am saying it really honestly. I am not receiving a penny for saying about all the good work they did for me. They have enough of having to handle my too many papers. Their services are much more honest than H&R Block. Many years ago, only because I was self-employed, I have to pay close to $400 to H&R Block to have my tax declaration done. It was very expensive for the simple reason that I was self-employed. That year, I had made $35 000 only! I complained, received a call from a Quebec office somewhere and the lady at the phone was really upset at me because I had placed a complain. I never received any compensation and I never used H&R Block tax declaration ever again and I will never visit a H&R Block office ever again. When that incident happens, especially because of the call I received from them was really offensive, they had lost a customer for a lifetime. Don't ever go to an H&R Block office anyway because its a business that is based in the US. And right now, I am trying to stop consume anything coming from the USA.

Lately, I was under the impression and I was REALLY hoping to see my TSX hitting the 15 800 points soon enough. I was going to be on top of my game again! I was going to shine like never before..... but no way! Take that Dividend Girl, and go to hell and burn. Burn baby burn. And its really burning. The TSX is not the place to be if you are a nervous person or if, worst, you are the type of individual who easily suffer from anxiety. I am in a position where I don't care anymore. Maybe because I am drunk? lol

So much fun, it's unbelievable. I am actually always hoping for the best no matter what, its the only way to survive. Following my reading of Susan Brunner latest Bombardier cover, I decided to sell the Bombardier Inc. (BBD.B) stocks that I was holding inside my TFSA. I was lucky, I was able to sell my Bombardier stocks at $4.14 per share and I generate a little profit. I am better off without Bombardier. Just a friendly advice: when Susan Brunner writes a negative review about a stock, you are better to sell asap. Earlier in 2017, I have held on to a small investment in Dollarama Inc. (DOL), I had bought my shares at $139.18, and I later sell them at $149 when I read Susan bad review about DOL. And I am happy that I sell at that time, because DOL is not that of a solid stock. Overall, 2017 had been a good year for me. After all, its the year when for the first time I reached $200 000 in net worth.

So far 2018 is not easy, but I personally think that Trump won't be around for really long and it should get better soon enough. It fell like Donal Trump is breaking our back into every single corner. It's annoying. And all possibility of recovery is being destroyed by his willingness to make America first. Should we never forget all the damaged the USA is doing to the world.

I didn't forget my post about contribution in kind for TFSA - should come soon.

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%.


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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