Portfolio Value Update - August 2017

Portfolio Value

As of August 31, 2017 my investment portfolio balance stood at $46,011.18. That’s an increase of $1,198.94 from last month. A much better performance compared to the previous month. New contribution, dividend income and capital appreciation helped my portfolio value to climb above 45K threshold. The rebound of the Canadian market in the last 3 days of August, has helped a lot in terms of capital appreciation.

Recent Purchase: Smart Reit

Welcome back everybody! Here's my recent purchase update. On August 24, 2017 I bought more shares in Smart Reit (SRU.UN.TO). Smart Reit is one of my favourite Canadian Reit for many good reasons. They own great shopping centres with reliable tenants like Wal-Mart and have interest in many residential developments.

Portfolio Value Update - July 2017

The month of July have passed and it's time for me to report my dividend investing progress. The month of July was one of the worst performing month for my portfolio. The Canadian stock market continued to decline and dipped bellow 15,000, but it's now showing a sign of bottoming. Hopefully stocks will recover in August and will give my portfolio a boost. Meanwhile, let's see how my portfolio performed in July.

Three More Income Sources to Grow my Portfolio

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about exploring new income sources to increase my earnings and potentially increase my contributions towards my investment portfolio. Even earning $100 or $200 a month from other sources can make a big different in portfolio growth. Once the online income is on auto-pilot, it can grow on its own. Let's explore those options.

So far there are three sources that I'm working on.

1. PTC (Paid-To-Click)

2. Surveys

3. Adsense

Recent Purchase: Plaza REIT

I usually make one purchase per month. One of my key principles of investing is value and stable dividends. Before I buy something new, I like to analyse my own portfolio to see if there are any stocks on sale.

Setting a Target Price
I kept on eye on Plaza REIT since the March of 2017 when it started to drop below $5 dollars. I set myself a target price. If it drops below $4.50 I will be a buyer. PLZ became very attractive when it dropped below $4.50 and I took advantage of it.