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July Dividend Income Report

Published Fri, 03 Aug 2018 05:52:12 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

In September 2017, I received slightly over $100K as a result of the commuted value of my pension plan. I decided to invest 100% of this money into dividend growth stocks. Each month, I publish my dividend income report. I don't do this to brag, I do this to show you it's possible to build a portfolio during an all-time high market. The market will crash… eventually. In the meantime, I'd rather cash some juicy dividends!

Portfolio holdings Numbers are as of August 1, 2018:
Canadian portfolio (CAD) Company Name Ticker Market Value Alimentation Couche-Tard ATD.B.TO $5,138.50 Andrew Peller ADW.A.TO $6,847.50 Royal Bank RY.TO $6,093.00 Enbridge ENB.TO $7,438.20 Fortis FTS.TO $4,234.23 Intertape Polymer ITP.TO $5,157.00 Lassonde Industries LAS.A.TO $5,569.20 Magna International MG.TO $5,546.79 Cash $10,706.45 Total $56,730.87
My Canadian portion is showing a double-digit return since the beginning of the year (+11.3% as of July 27). I think that's a pretty good return considering the total return of the iShares Canadian Select Dividend ETF (XDV.TO) is a whopping… -4.66%! (so much for investing in ETFs, right?). On top of my two successful trades with WEED.TO and SHOP.TO, my other dividend holdings also posted great results.
Alimentation Couche-Tard (OTCPK: ANCUF) dropped like a rock after publishing their latest quarter's results. Unfortunately, analysts' expectations are sometimes hard to meet. While revenue was boosted by... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
LAZARD 33.67   9.2 3.64 1.88 5.40
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE 102.02   19.5 5.24 3.84 3.84
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 107.31   19.5 5.51 3.08 2.79
HASBRO 107.46   38.1 2.82 2.72 2.55
GENTEX 23.51   14.4 1.63 0.46 1.93
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL 173.19   19.2 9.02 3.28 1.91
STARBUCKS 84.24   36.5 2.31 1.44 1.74
APPLE 192.74   16.2 11.89 3.08 1.59
MICROSOFT 132.45   29.4 4.50 1.84 1.40
WALT DISNEY 141.74   15.9 8.91 1.76 1.30
VISA 169.35   35.0 4.84 1.00 0.59


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