Saturday, January 9, 2016

Dividend Update - Dec 2015

      The month of December is another month of dividend income landing in my accounts. This money is used to help pay my expenses if it is needed. If the money is not needed, it is ALL used to purchase new investments to further increase my cash flow.

       The price of a barrel of crude oil is currently around $33.00 a barrel.  Tensions appear to be brewing between Saudi Arabia and Iran.  This might cause the price of a barrel of crude oil to go down even further in the near future. 

        The low oil prices continue to have an effect on the economy in Western Canada.  Layoffs continue to happen in the energy sector and lots of office space becoming vacant in Calgary.  Calgary is a city in Alberta, that is corporate headquarters for a lot of companies in the energy sector.  People from all over Canada work in the oil field due to the types of shifts available.  Workers fly back and forth to work in the oil patch. 

      One this for sure, is that I was paid dividends and distributions for being a shareholder or unit holder in  various companies or funds.

 Non-registered Account
  • Canadian National Railway (CNR) - $11.88
  • Enbridge (ENB)  - $5.71
  • Enerplus (ERF)  -$ 16.29
  • Killam Properties (KMP)  - $5.75
  • Shaw Communications (SJR.B)    - $19.75
  • Boston Pizza  Royalties Fund (BPF.UN)   - $25.34
  • Cominar REIT (CUF.UN ) - $10.78 
  • Dream Office REIT   (D.UN)  - $ 25.57
  •  Enbridge (ENB)  - $15.35
  • Killam Properties (KMP) - $  14.95 
Total = $151.37

        This total represents a 36.8 % decrease from 3 months ago and 42.5% decrease  year over year.  I use to own Just Energy, but has been sold in the past couple of months.  Enerplus has reduced their dividend.  These 2 reasons have resulted in the large decrease in the dividend income.

      I also received another distribution payment of $56.00 for my swing trade in Dream Office REIT in my non-registered account. This is not listed above since it is a trade, so I keep the money in the account and do not pay myself first with this payment. I have received $1659.47 in distributions so far on this trade.

     Killiam Properties has changed their corporate structure from a corporation to a REIT after January 1.  I will update my investing tab spreadsheet with the ticker symbol KMP.UN.
      I will update my dividend income tab with the new amount. It is great to see money from passive income sources deposited into my brokerage account every single month.

How was your dividend income for December?

Disclosure : Long all securities above.

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I am not a financial planner, financial advisor, accountant or tax attorney. The information on this blog represents my own thoughts and opinions and should NOT be taken as investment or business advice.

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  1. That's a very solid monthly dividend income. Looks like you hold a large amount of EnergyPlus, any thoughts on this particular stock for the long term?

    1. Tawcan,

      Thanks for dropping by. Currently, with the new shares from the drip, I own 551 shares or ERF. This is my largest position by capital investment. My ACB is high on this, but getting lower with the DRIPS.

      I believe the company is in for a rough ride for a while. I read someone, that analysts have a target on WTI oil of $33.00 a barrel this year.