Dear fellow investors,
If you recall my December post, you’ll know that I’m still going to keep posting my monthly dividend income results. I thought I would have caught up by now, but it looks like things will continue to be quite behind for the time being.
I swear I’m hoping to catch up soon! January 2019 was the best start to the year I could ask for in terms of the portfolio. I set a new record thanks to some healthy dividends from my ETF holdings. This makes sense, as most of the capital I’m contributing is towards building up my ETF holdings. If I could go back in time, I would have started with ETFs first and build on some dividend stock holdings later. Wealthsimple makes it quite easy to get started with investing in a solid basket of ETFs.
Total dividends received in January amounted to $30.83, a 19% yoy gain. It seems that the ETF holdings really boosted the total amount along with some of my core dividend stocks. If this momentum continues throughout 2019, I hope to exceed my previous annual record in terms of dividends received. Even if I didn’t add any more capital, I could expect regular increases due to companies hiking their dividends. Don’t worry, I’m regularly adding to the portfolio, so this snowball is continuing to get bigger.
January 2019 Dividends
MAW104: $0.86 (re-invested in MAW104)
XSH: $0.43 (two payments in January)
Most of the holdings in my Niche Fund pay quarterly dividends so some months will have more income reflected than others. My Dividend Income page has a calendar showing when I expect to receive dividends from each of my stock holdings.
The featured image for this post is a shot of snowy Lansdowne in Ottawa.
Yours, until the financial and consumer discretionary sectors pay me to hold some of their best stocks,
P.S. Full disclosure, the Wealthsimple link is a referral.