Here is a resumé of my current holdings and year-to-date dividends for November 2017. I have yet to receive my Questrade statement for the month of December. Once received, I will update the annual dividends. However, my non-registered Enbridge shares are up to date as of December 1st, 2017.
BCE – 7 shares
Fortis – 2 shares
Laurentian Bank – 5 shares
Year-to-date investment income: $8.92
AST Trust Company (formerly CST, and before that… CIBC New York Mellon something or other)
Enbridge – 196.778 shares
Year-to-date investment income: $460.89
2017 Total Dividend Income: $469.81
2018 Annual Dividend Goal: $750 (-$280.19)
**I also have a few holdings in Canadian ShareOwner, however those will not be included in my dividend goal. As well, my husband and children’s DRIPS will not be included.**
Why am I starting this blog?
There are many reasons. First and foremost, I am starting this blog to track my investment purchases in 2018. As well, this blog is in honour of my father who recently passed. He is the reason I got started in dividend investing in 2007. Just days before he passed away, he still spoke of the benefits of dividend investing to those visiting him by his hospital bed, even though he was no longer able to check the markets. Over the years we would meet for coffee and chat about his most recent purchases, stock splits and dividend increases. When I was not nearby, I would send a photo of my husband and I enjoying a coffee in celebration of the most recent dividend increase. My hope is that I can share with you the same joy my father and I had when it comes to dividend reinvesting.
In my next post, I will lay out my 2018 investment goals and possible purchases. I will also take inventory of my current investments.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!