Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Passive Income Update – May 2015

Welcome to my monthly passive income update for May 2015. This is part of the scorecard series where I track my dividends and other sources of passive income. I also include changes and updates related to my portfolio during the month.

Passive Income  Update

Passive income for the month of May 2015 was C$648.60. The passive income comprised of US$326.34 and C$240.67 (exchange rate is US$1 = C$1.25).
Passive Income - May 2015
With this, my passive income YTD is $2,817.93, which achieves 51.23% of my annual goal of earning $5,500 in passive income.
Passive income contributing entities:
Stocks:
  • Apple Inc (AAPL)
  • AT&T Inc (T)
  • Cineplex Inc (CGX.TO)
  • Inter Pipeline Ltd (IPL.TO)
  • Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI)
  • Main Street Capital (MAIN)
  • Realty Income Corp (O)
  • Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI) – pro-rated dividend
  • RioCan REIT (REI.UN.TO)
  • The Jean Coutu Group (PJC.A.TO)
Funds:
  • BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF (ZAG.TO)
  • BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETF (ZUT.TO)
  • iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund (FIE.A.TO)
  • Scotia Diversified Monthly Income Fund (mutual fund)
Other:
The breakdown of my passive income contributing entities: dividends from stocks and funds totaled $232.07 and other passive income totaled $416.53. Read more about why I consider this as passive income in Passivity Index post.

Portfolio Update

Dividend Increases

May saw dividend increase announcement from the following in my current holdings.

Closed Position

We sold our position in

Added Positions

We initiated/added to our positions in
Due to the pro-rated dividends from Omega Healthcare (OHI) this quarter, I missed out on DRIPping one share. Nevertheless, I am happy to collect the dividends in cash from OHI.
In addition, we continued adding to my wife’s portfolio’s positions in the following ETFs. Details of our combined portfolio strategy can be found here.
  • BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF (ZCN.TO)
  • Vanguard FTSE All World Ex-Canada Index ETF (VXC.TO)
  • BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF (ZAG.TO)
That’s all folks! Hope you had a great May as well. Be sure to share your thoughts, comments or concerns below. I love hearing from the readers.

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