Portfolio Value Update - August 2016

Portfolio Value
As of August 31, 2016 my dividend portfolio balance stands at $34,644.91. That’s an increase of $197 compared to last month. The Canadian market is down 200 points from its peak and so is my portfolio. In mid-August I was getting close to $36,000 before stocks started to sell off. But that’s fine with me. I rather buy stocks cheaper.

New Shopping Centre by FCR.TO

First Capital Realty is one the REITs that I hold in my dividend stocks portfolio. They recently redesigned one of their properties here in Montreal so I decided to go and check it out. Instead of explaining how it looked like before, I decided to show it in pictures.

Lesson Learned From Selling a Stock Too Early

Hello guys! Today I felt like sharing with you my experience in selling a stock too early. I’m sure many of you have experienced a similar situation where you sell the stock just before a huge run-up. The company that I’m writing about is New Flyer Industries (NFI.TO) which I sold a year ago before the stock doubled in price.

In March 2014, I purchased 50 shares of NFI.TO for $11.35 per share. My total cost at the time with commissions was about $575. The stock was yielding around 5% dividend, paid monthly. 

Portfolio Value Update - July 2016

Portfolio Value
As of July 31, 2016 my dividend portfolio balance stands at $34,447.00. That’s an increase of $1,027 from the previous month. I’m pleased with my portfolio performance even though it got a slight hit for the last three days. Just last week my portfolio value exceeded $35K for the first time in my investment journey. Every 5K for me is a new milestone. I also received the highest monthly dividend so far. I’m getting very close to that $200/month dividend.

Alaris Royalty - A buying opportunity?

Good day guys! If you’re a Canadian investor and you own Alaris Royalty stock in your portfolio, you probably aware of the negative market reaction following the announcement of their Q2 earnings. Personally, I think the numbers are not that bad. Their net operating income decreased by 2.9% and the stock price went down a whooping 13%! If Alaris Royalty stays at the same level in August, I will put more fresh capital into the stock. I think this is great buying opportunity.