Personal Highlights – November 2020
Artis Reit: $36.50 (dripped 3 shares)
European Residential Reit: $7.78(dripped 1 share)
Plaza Reit: 30.84 (Dripped 8 Shares)
Diversified Royalty: $23.89 (dripped 10 new shares)
Interrent Reit: $4.29
TFSA’s Total: $103.30
Canadian Equity Income Distribution: $360.46(dripped 13 shares)
Total Passive Income November 2020: $463.76
My portfolio increased a whopping 12.05% in November to: $418,576.77! My previous portfolio high was back in January when it was $377,000. It’s nice to see almost everything in the green and some big gains, but I am still expecting some sort of pull back to numbers that make sense. That said, I’ve been expecting that for a while now, but they keep printing money and lowering rates..so who knows what will happen.
Since January 1st, I’ve earned $9967.82 in passive income. Assuming no dividend cuts or increases, my current Forward 12 month dividend income is $12,157.85. My goal for the year was finish 2020 with a forward dividend income of $12,000 – so assuming no more cuts, mission accomplished! I’m still working on a goal that is large but attainable for 2021, I am leaning towards $15,000 in dividend income.
Personal Highlights – October 2020
Telus: 52.43 (dripped 2 new shares)
Artis Reit: $36.32 (dripped 4 shares)
European Residential Reit: $7.74(dripped 1 share)
Plaza Reit: 30.66 (Dripped 8 Shares)
Diversified Royalty: $23.67 (dripped 13 new shares)
Algonquin Power: $197.26 (dripped 10 shares)
Interrent Reit: $4.29
Power Corp of Canada: 102.48 (dripped 4 shares)
TFSA’s Total: $454.85
Canadian Equity Income Distribution: $359.04(dripped 13.869 shares)
Transcontinental: $199.35 (dripped 12 new shares)
NewFlyer: $58.65 (dripped 3 new shares)
GoEasy Financial: 123.75
Total Passive Income October 2020: $1195.64
My portfolio increased slightly by 0.81% in October to: $373,570.96 I know I say this every month, but I expect continued volatility as well as a bit of a crash around the election. That said, my plan hasn’t changed and I plan on holding if/when this does happen. I was actually shocked to see the market up today on election day.
Passive income in October was $1195.64. This was a huge increase from last year 41% YoY growth!
Since January 1st, I’ve earned $9504.06 in passive income. Assuming no dividend cuts or increases, my current Forward 12 month dividend income is $12,080.83. My goal for the year was finish 2020 with a forward dividend income of $12,000 – so assuming no more cuts, mission accomplished! It’s almost time to start making goals for next year, but a lot will depend on the Covid situation, work situation, and market situation after the election so I will hold off for now.
This is a bottle I’ve had open for over a year, and with the new rare whiskey’s being release at the Manitoba Liquor Mart in a couple of weeks, I figured now is a great time to finish off some bottles and make room for some new ones.
You cannot get High West products here in Manitoba, but I was lucky enough to have a friend bring this bottle back for my from the good ol’ USA. The bottle itself is pretty nice, with a huge honkin’ cork and some nice speckled glass. This bourbon is made in Utah which is pretty unusual, and the High West Guys have gotten quite a reputation for making good whiskey which is why I wanted to try this one. Another cool thing about this bottle is that 10% of the profits go to the American Prairie Reserve.
Date Reviewed: October 27, 2020
Atmosphere: Sipping in one of my Baba’s pinwheel crystal glasses, on on a Tuesday night during the pandemic.
Distillery: High West Distillery
Mash: 75% Corn, 20% Rye, 5% Barley
Age: 2 years and some older blended in
Price I Paid: It’s been so long, I don’t remember, but I want to say around $50 Canadian
Appearance: Light amber, watered down honey
Nose: I’m not sure if its because i’m drinking this out of a rocks glass instead of a typical Glencairn but there isn’t much of an alcohol/ethanol scent to it at all. Smells sweet, yet faint, nothing too dominant. The high corn/sweetness definitely comes through on the nose though.
Palate: Still a lot of lingering sweet notes- but surprisingly woody considering it’s not aged very long. A fairly simple tasting bourbon, but goes down sweet. A few hints of chocolate and caramel not spicy at all. Easy sipper.
Finish: The finish is pretty short, but not in a terrible way. No burn whatsoever, with a bit of a waxy mouthfeel. The bourbon leaves an oaky/woody aftertaste.
Conclusions: If this was readily available here in Manitoba, I’d probably buy a bottle here and there, though I wouldn’t be lining up to get one. It’s a reasonably priced, easy sipping, straight forward bourbon. From what I’ve read, this would be considered one of High West’s lower level bourbons and I would definitely want to try the rest. This seems like it would be a good mid level sipper, and introductory bourbon for people just getting into the sweet stuff.
Overall Score: 77/100
Personal Highlights – September 2020
Artis Reit: $28.76 (dripped 3 shares)
European Residential Reit: $7.83(dripped 1 share)
Diversified Royalty: $23.45 (dripped 13 new shares)
Canadian Western Bank: $0.29
Interrent Reit: $4.29
Intertape Polymer Group: $53.41
Manulife: $40.88 (dripped 2 shares)
Plaza Reit: $30.47 (dripped 8 shares)
TFSA’s Total: $160.62
Canadian Equity Income Distribution: $357.66(dripped 13.477 shares)
Total Passive Income September 2020: $518.28
My portfolio decreased by 1.03% in September to: $370,575.67 I know I say this every month, but I expect continued volatility as well as a bit of a crash around the election. That said, my plan hasn’t changed and I plan on holding if/when this does happen.
The only new purchase this month was adding to my position in Artis Reit, as well as my bi-weekly contribution into my US Equity Index Fund in my spousal RRSP. My plan is to continue adding cash to my TFSA bi-weekly and eventually add to my position in European Residential Reit.
Passive income in September was $518.28. This was actually lower than last September due to some dividend cuts, as well as some companies changing which months they pay their dividends.
Since January 1st, I’ve earned $8308.28 in passive income. Assuming no dividend cuts or increases, my current Forward 12 month dividend income is $12,022.27. My goal for the year was finish 2020 with a forward dividend income of $12,000 – so assuming no more cuts, mission accomplished!