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Passive Income Update – Sep 2015

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

Passive Income  Update

Passive income for the month of September 2015 was C$691.65. The passive income comprised of US$342.95 and C$235.53 (exchange rate is US$1 = C$1.33). Passive income this month is up 0.38% QoQ and 194.23% YoY.
With September in the wraps, our passive income YTD is $5,584.02! We have now crossed our annual goal of earning $5,500 in passive income!!! :) As you can imagine, I am ecstatic with this achievement and something that we are proud of. We had no idea that we would achieve this goal in three quarters when we were setting goals last December. We intend to let the rest of this year continue earning as usual instead of upping the goal for three months and focus on setting our sights much higher for 2016!
Passive income contributing entities:
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Amgen Inc (AMGN)
  • Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (BIP.UN.TO)
  • Canadian National Railway (CNR.TO)
  • Canadian Utilities Ltd (CU.TO)
  • Care Capital Properties Inc (CCP)
  • Chevron Corp (CVX)
  • Cineplex Inc (CGX.TO)
  • Inter Pipeline Ltd (IPL.TO)
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
  • Magna International (MG.TO)
  • Main Street Capital (MAIN)
  • Power Corp of Canada (POW.TO)
  • Qualcomm Inc (QCOM)
  • Realty Income Corp (O)
  • RioCan REIT (REI.UN.TO)
  • Thomson Reuters (TRI.TO)
  • Ventas Inc (VTR)
  • Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)
  • BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF (ZAG.TO)
  • iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income Fund (FIE.A.TO)
  • Scotia Diversified Monthly Income Fund (mutual fund)
The breakdown of my passive income contributing entities: dividends from stocks and funds totaled $393.07 and Other passive income totaled $298.58. Read more about why I consider this as passive income in Passivity Index post.

Portfolio Update

Dividend Increases

September saw dividend increase announcement from the following in our current holdings.

Added Positions

Over the course of the month, we initiated/added to the following securities.
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 September as well. Be sure to share your thoughts, comments or concerns below. I love hearing from the readers.
Disclosure: Full list of holdings is available here.

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