Stocks have been very volatile still with big swings up and down as my portfolio has been buncing around.
My monthly dividend payers have been doing the heavy lifting. One of my Reits Cominar CUF.un had a double payment this month. Also this is my last Tim Hortons dividend as the stock has been absorbed into burger king. I took the option of a partial share switch over into their new merger holding QSR but mainly I got paid out in cash to pay down my margin.
Options activity was steady but nothing spectacular with just a few apple put options.
Adsense was up since it was its first full month. My total pageviews were down as I have not been very active during this month.
On a personal note. My dad is not in the best shape still and is in line for a quintuple bypass. He is being very stubborn and is not quitting his over drinking of homemade wine and moonshine. Also his rich diet of salty foods, red meat , high fat and sugar diet is not helping. I have tried to get him to change his ways by hiding the alcohol and grocery shopping for him but he is not very compliant. Its like he is basically giving up without trying which is disappointing. If he continues his bad habits a heart attack or stroke could happen any day now.
One good thing coming of this is his finances. He just sold one of his houses and is giving me money to buy another house to have in my name as an inheritance as an income property. I personally dont want another rental property but I cant convince him I rather have money in equities. He wont even let me buy a commercial property which I would rather have. It has to be a house close to me and no older than 15 years old. So I don't have much say how I will receive my inheritance but it is greatly appreciated regardless. I did buy him a new big screen tv for chirstmas as a gift in return to show my gratitude.
So I have been house hunting for the last two months and pretty much seen the entire market in my area. I found a place I could feel comfortable to live in if I decide to sell my current house. I will keep both places as long as my father is alive and respect his wishes. After that I will more than likely sell my current home and move into this new cheaper one to free up equity. This also brings up a conundrum since I am holding so many REITS in my portfolio. Either I unload them to pay off my margin and take a 10% hit on them or keep them and pay off my margin slowly. Haven't decided what to do yet but I think I will wind up doing something in the middle with a partial sell.
Details of my home purchase and a 2014 year end review post will be coming soon.
Happy New year to all and hope the markets soar in 2015!
December 2014 Dividends Paid
86.63 - HR.UN HR Reit
232.65 - AX.UN Artis Reit
177.33 - D.UN Dream Office Reit
133.34 - DRG.UN Dream Global Reit
94.36 - REI.UN RioCan Reit
367.50 - CUF.UN Cominar Reit
123.75 - RMM.UN Retrocom Reit
105.00 - BTB.UN BTB Reit
80.50 - CPG Crescent Point Energy
18.33 - SJR.B Shaw Communications
25.70 - ENF Enbridge Income fund
18.17 - CJR.B Corus Entertainment
96.00 - FTS Fortis
35.00 - ENB Enbridge
32.00 - THI Tim Hortons
33.60 - SU Suncor
86.87 - COP ConocoPhillips
33.15 - AFL Aflac
16.32 - V Visa
83.30 - JNJ Johnson & Johnson
23.37 - IBM IBM
32.64 - EMR Emerson Electric
44.12 - UL Unilever
23.97 - DD Dupont
36.12 - MCD Mcdonalds
19.63 - QCOM Qualcomm
64.80 - BP BP
59.22 - RDS.B Royal Dutch Shell
84.68 - IDV Ishares INTL Select Div ETF
$2,268.05 - TOTAL
Total option premiums in December
Options Notes -
- Playing Apple a bit with puts that have expired worthless
Total interest paid towards margin for December
Adsense for my blog in December
- 11,316 : Pageviews for December
- 14 : Number of ad clicks
2014 Running Dividend Total $13,291.20
2014 Running Interest Total $1,842.54
2014 Running Option premiums total $4,960.54
2014 Running Adsense total $27.03
2014 Breakdown Dividends Options Interest Adsense
- December $2,268.05 $657.49 $396.00 $16.17
- November $2,182.56 $616.81 $501.82 $10.86
- October $2,499.87 $2,167.48 $538.20
- September $2,088.65 $1,518.76 $318.73
- August $1,482.38 $87.79
- July $1,239.74
- June $608.62
- May $531.13
TOTALS 2014 $13,291.20 $4,960.54 $1,842.54 $27.03