Tuesday, 2 June 2015

May 2015 Dividends , Options , Adsense and Interest Monthly Report

My portfolio just keeps on trucking with steady dividend payers mainly due to my monthly payers with REITs doing the heavy lifting.

Another solid month for options as my second highest total so far with $4,680.68. I achieved that by selling Apple weekly puts at close to the asking price. If it looks like I will be called on my option I will just buy it back at sell the following week at equal or greater money. This has been my main option strategy providing me income. I also sell covered calls on the stock I do own and employ the same strategy of buying back the call and reselling at a later date.

My interest paid has gone up as I have to pay a few bills here and there and will go up further next month as I have some big property tax bills due next month.

Adsense has gone up even tho my activity on the blog has slowed to a crawl lately. My overall views are trending down due to my inactivity. When I have more time I will write more posts.




May 2015 Dividends Paid
        Monthly payers
 86.63  - HR.UN HR Reit
232.65 - AX.UN Artis Reit
177.32 - D.UN Dream Office Reit
133.34 - DRG.UN Dream Global Reit
 94.36 - REI.UN RioCan Reit
123.75 - RMM.UN Retrocom Reit
105.00 - BTB.UN BTB Reit
  80.50 - CPG Crescent Point Energy
  19.75 - SJR.B Shaw Communications
 25.70 - ENF Enbridge Income fund
 19.00 - CJR.B Corus Entertainment
 20.00 - BTE Baytex Energy
183.75 - CUF.UN Cominar Reit
  15.44 - PFF Ishares US pref stock
   Quarterly Payers
  15.00 - COS Canadian Oil Sands
  72.00 - BMO Bank of Montreal
107.80 - RBC Royal Bank
  32.30 - CL Colgate Palmolive
  67.32 - KMI Kinder Morgan
  37.74 - CLX Clorox
  52.83 - VZ Verizon
  36.46 - PG Proctor Gamble
312.00 - APPL Apple
  82.25 - T   AT&T

$2,148.33 TOTAL



Total options premiums in May
  $4,680.68
 Options Notes -
- Playing Apple with selling at the money weekly puts.


Total interest paid for margin for May

$395.45



Adsense for my blog in May 2015  $17.29
- 10,280 : Pageviews for March
- 19 : Number of ad clicks




2015 Breakdown   Dividends     Options       Interest      Adsense -
- May                     $2,148.33     $4,680.68     $395.45      $17.29
- April                     $2,630.43   $10,064.11     $350.23        $6.51
- March                  $2,146.39     $2,406.44     $299.22      $17.57
- February              $2,225.91     $2,469.00     $343.29      $20.42
- January                $2,146.41     $3,305.92     $517.21      $19.50
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS  2015    $11,297.47   $22,926.15    $1,905.40     $81.29




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

Monday, 25 May 2015

$3,010,671 My Net Worth Update May 25, 2015

My Net Worth Update May 2015


    May 25 / 2015  : Updated every mid month

    ASSETS

 -Primary Home
 2015 assessed value  $1,253,000
  $500,000 mortgage at 3.35%                    Equity Total:               $753,000

-New Building Lot for new home 
Purchased for $560,000
6000 sqft building lot 2015 assessed value           Total:                $648,700

-Commercial Rental Property
Warehouse 2300 sqft Income Property 2015 assessed value
                                                         
                                                                               Total:                 $319,000
 -Residential Rental Property
Rental Home 3200 sqft Income property 2015 assessed value
                                                                               Total:                 $667,000

-Start Up Company
Brewery start up share value
                                                                               Total:                   $85,000

-Equity Investments
Tax free saving account TFSA -                 $41,021
Retirement saving plan RSP -                  $149,554
Canadian margin account -                      $132,066
US margin account ( Ex Rate 1.23)-        $199,145
                                        
                                                                   Equity   Total:                 $521,786


-Cash                  
Checking account                                         $2,798
Business account                                        $13,387
     
                                                                               Total:                   $16,387

                                                                  

                        
                         May 2015 Grand Total Net Worth:      $3,010,671



                                                Gain/loss from last month +$12,513
 


Apr.    2015  :$2,998,158 Detail Link  +$104,860
Mar.   2015  :$2,893,298 Details Link      -$3,307
Feb.   2015  : $2,896,605 Details Link +$725,060
Jan.    2015  : $2,171,545 Details Link   +$44,214

Dec.   2014  : $2,127,331 Details Link   -$33,547
Nov.   2014  : $2,160,878 Details Link  +$49,867
Oct.     2014 : $2,111,011 Details Link  - $28,473
Sept.   2014 : $2,139,484 Details Link + $13,390
Aug.    2014: $2,126,094 Details Link  + $14,613
July    2014  : $2,111,481 Details Link   + $5,584
June    2014 : $2,105,897 Details Link   + $3,165
May    2014 : $2,102,732 Details Link



In Summary-


  Cracked 3 million which is nice but not too much movement overall. A gain of $12,513 overall due mainly to gains in my stock portfolio and option writing premiums.

I have been very busy with my real estate holdings. I had to switch architects for the home I am building due to them being quite backed up. I am already one month behind where I want to be and got to get things going there.

The brewery has had a soft opening and will do a grand opening next month as they work out small details there. Quite excited to see them actually producing beer, still not bottling yet but should be soon enough.

I have also started a large new project. My cousin is a builder/developer for homes and he is looking to develop in my area. I helped him secure 2 properties where he will be developing houses on each. He gave me the option of going in on the deals where we would build and flip new homes in hot markets. From extensive research and number crunching I calculate potential returns of 20-30% on investment for a time period of minimum 9 to hopefully max 14 months. Minimum investment is 200k. I am thinking of coming in for around 500k total. He is quite experienced and he has been doing well for years. Yes it is risky if real estate markets tank but the projects look like no brainers for me and him. I have not put any money into it yet as I have a couple of months decide as that's when the properties close. If I am going to get in I am going to need some money from somewhere obviously. I think I will sell my warehouse or find a mortgage on my 667k rental home.

Next month I have to pay for property taxes on all my properties which is gonna be a good chunk of change so I anticipate a dip next month

Sorry haven't been too active with the blog lately but things are getting crazy for me. Its been constant property hunting, dealing with my Nephew who is living with us, getting my home fixed up to have it in listing shape and all kinds of other things.




Till the next update Good Day and Grind On!





Monday, 11 May 2015

April 2015 Dividends , Options , Adsense and Interest Monthly Report

April 2015 Dividends , Options , Adsense and Interest Monthly Report

Big month as far as my highest dividend total and by far my largest options premiums totals. I was able to break over $10k in options premiums. I did it selling puts in Apple, Netflix and Google all into earning with all the companies beating estimates.

Plans going forward is to stay the course.  I had to pull some equity out last month for my new home build but I am trying to figure a way to not sell any of my equities going forward. I don't anticipate and new buys or sells in the next couple of months. I will continue to rake in the dividends and play options in the meantime to generate some extra income while I work on my new home build.

This marks 1 year my blog as been rolling and tracking my progress. Even though my posts have slowed I plan on continuing for the years to come. I would like to thank all the regulars that drop by and the continued support of the community. 





April 2015 Dividends Paid
        Monthly payers
 86.63  - HR.UN HR Reit
232.65 - AX.UN Artis Reit
177.32 - D.UN Dream Office Reit
133.34 - DRG.UN Dream Global Reit
 94.36 - REI.UN RioCan Reit
123.75 - RMM.UN Retrocom Reit
105.00 - BTB.UN BTB Reit
  80.50 - CPG Crescent Point Energy
  19.75 - SJR.B Shaw Communications
 25.70 - ENF Enbridge Income fund
 19.00 - CJR.B Corus Entertainment
 20.00 - BTE Baytex Energy
183.75 - CUF.UN Cominar Reit
  14.76 - PFF Ishares US pref stock
   Quarterly Payers
 23.30 - CNQ
 30.00 - HSE Husky
  80.00 - T Telus
 64.80 - RCI.B Rogers Comm
143.00 - BCE Bell
 37.95 - AGU Agrium
116.60 - CM CIBC
 68.00 - BNS Bank of Nova Scotia
 28.60 - TRP Transcanada Corp
153.00 - TD Toronto Dominion
 33.00 - KO Coca Cola
 43.12 - KMB Kimberly Clark Corp
 40.25 - GE General Electric
 32.77 - BAX Baxter
 41.65 - WMT Walmart
 63.81 - PM Philip Morris
139.05 - GSK Glaxo Smith Kiline
 32.79 - TOT Total
103.97 - NVS Novartis
 38.56 - DOW DOW Chemical

$2,630.43 TOTAL



Total options premiums in April
  $10,064.11
 Options Notes -
- Playing Apple with selling weekly puts.
- Played earnings for Netflix and Google selling put options that expired worthless


Total interest paid for margin for April

$350.23



Adsense for my blog in April 2015  $6.51
- 10,882 : Pageviews for March
- 9 : Number of ad clicks




2015 Breakdown   Dividends     Options       Interest      Adsense 
- April                     $2,630.43   $10,064.11     $350.23        $6.51
- March                  $2,146.39     $2,406.44     $299.22      $17.57
- February              $2,225.91     $2,469.00     $343.29      $20.42
- January                $2,146.41     $3,305.92     $517.21      $19.50
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS  2015      $9,149.14   $18,245.47    $1,509.95      $64.00




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

Sunday, 19 April 2015

$2,998,158 My Net Worth Update April 19, 2015

My Net Worth Update April 2015


    April 19 / 2015  : Updated every mid month

    ASSETS

 -Primary Home
 2015 assessed value  $1,253,000
  $500,000 mortgage at 3.35%                    Equity Total:               $753,000
 
-New Buliding Lot for new home 
Purchased for $560,000
6000 sqft building lot 2015 assessed value           Total:                $648,700

-Commercial Rental Property
Warehouse 2300 sqft Income Property 2015 assessed value
                                                         
                                                                               Total:                 $319,000
 -Residential Rental Property
Rental Home 3200 sqft Income property 2015 assessed value
                                                                               Total:                 $667,000

-Start Up Company
Brewery start up share value
                                                                               Total:                   $85,000

-Equity Investments
Tax free saving account TFSA -                 $42,649
Retirement saving plan RSP -                  $141,272
Canadian margin account -                      $134,832
US margin account ( Ex Rate 1.222)-      $192,567
                                        
                                                                   Equity   Total:                 $511,320


-Cash                  
Checking account                                         $2,306
Business account                                        $11,832
     
                                                                               Total:                   $14,138

                                                                  

                        
                         January 2015 Grand Total Net Worth:      $2,998,158



                                                Gain/loss from last month +$104,860
 

Mar.   2015  :$2,893,298 Details Link      -$3,307
Feb.   2015  : $2,896,605 Details Link +$725,060
Jan.    2015  : $2,171,545 Details Link   +$44,214

Dec.   2014  : $2,127,331 Details Link    -$33,547
Nov.   2014  : $2,160,878 Details Link  +$49,867
Oct.     2014 : $2,111,011 Details Link  - $28,473
Sept.   2014 : $2,139,484 Details Link + $13,390
Aug.    2014: $2,126,094 Details Link  + $14,613
July    2014  : $2,111,481 Details Link   + $5,584
June    2014 : $2,105,897 Details Link   + $3,165
May    2014 : $2,102,732 Details Link





In Summary-



  Lots going on this month. First and foremost I have purchased a new home. It is an old 1930,s home that's 2 bedroom and one bath. Its in rough shape and prime for a tear down for a new home build in which I am in the process of doing. This month has been monster with a $104,860 gain. $88,700 has been from this new home purchase as I bought it far under value. the rest of the $16,160 has been from portfolio increases, stock dividends , options premiums and rental income. So close to breaking 3 million which I did not realize it. Maybe next month.

I was house hunting for quite a while and this place kind of fell on my lap. My friend secured the lot last year and was going to build but certain issues came up for him and he couldn't close on the place and he offered it to me as he owes me a few favors as I have lent him money in the past interest free. We did a handshake deal at that was that. Closing costs (taxes, lawyer) were a smidge under 10k so basically I am all in for 560k. At 560k the place is a steal as assessed value is 648k and probably real current market value at about 620-635k. I could flip the place right now and clear 40-50k after selling costs. That of course would be subject to capital gains.

Now I am in a conundrum. I am holding too much real estate 2.38 million worth to be exact. I actually hate real estate. I hate dealing with the hassle. To tell you the truth I rather just hold REITS (Real Estate Investment Trusts) instead. So the plan now is to fix up my home a little bit and put it on the market in next couple months. Also I will be putting up my 2300 sqft warehouse for sale in the next few weeks but I am worried the market is very slow for it as I had it listed two separate times with no bites. My final residential 3200 sft rental property I plan on getting rid of too but not until next year.
 

Reason for selling everything but my primary is that I like to be liquid. I rather have a monster income equity portfolio worth 1.7 million filled with Reits, MLP,s , preferred shares and high yielding stocks yielding an average of 6% that will rake in $102k or $8500/month before taxes that is far more tax efficient than investment hard real estate income and much more worry free. Also it will be a much safe diversified choice.

I should also walk away with a pretty penny after my home sells. I expect to walk away with $1,325,000-1,375,000 once it sells as I have been studying the market for quite some time. The new home cost me $560,000 plus building costs which I have estimated to be around $540,000-$590,000 at the most which puts total cost at about $1,100,000-$1,150,000. So I should be walking away with about $175,000-$275,000. Also the new home value once completed will be worth based on new home comparables in the area of around $1,475,000-$1,575,000. A potential 350k profit is something I don't mind moving my family around for lol.

If all goes to plan I will live in this new home for a couple years and sell it to cash in and start the process over again. I used fairly conservative numbers as I know nothing in real estate usually goes according to the plan. I did not take in account carrying costs of any kind or dips in the market. Very possible I could be carrying close to a million dollars in loans before my current home sells which would equate to 30k a year which will eat into profits. Yes huge profits (20-30%returns) are to be made developing homes for sale but they also carry many risks.

To finance the new build of 540-590k I have to come up with some money. I have a few options right now.

1. Sell all my stock.  I really don't want to do as I am getting good money from the dividends and options premiums. I will be using some of my margin equity out of my stocks but I have to be careful especially if I am playing options.

2. Sell some property. I am going to list my home and warehouse soon so hopefully I can time it right. Downfall is that I might have to rent a new place for a few months which I hate the idea of especially for the kids sake.

3. Private Loans. I have a few people that offered money at certain interest rates 4-6%. Right now its a good option but I dont know if I can get more than 300k from them.

4. Get more conventional loans. This is my last resort right now. The amount of hoops I had to jump through to get my current 500k loan was such a headache that I never want to go through it again. Plus their rates are only slightly better than private loans. Also you have to worry about closing costs on mortgages that boost their total costs even more.

I will probably wind up doing a combination of most of these options going forward. Right now I got 200k lined up in a private loan for the start of construction.


                  Here is me working on one of the many revision sketches of the upstairs floor plan

In other news

The brewery hit a few snags with the equipment not working properly and is in the process of getting fixed. It has pushed opening date back a month to May. I haven't been to involved lately with it but I will more so going forward.

In family news my nephew that is staying with us is doing alright. He struggles with homework, school, puberty but we are doing are best. Its a challenge and has increased stress at home accordingly. His mom seems to be getting some help with her drug addiction and seems to be going in the right direction but you never know with these things. Still no definite on how long we will care for him. Until then we treat him like one of our own.


I know my posts have slowed quite a bit but I have just been so busy lately but worry not I will continue updating things. Till the next post. Good day and Grind on!


Tuesday, 31 March 2015

March 2015 Dividends , Options , Adsense and Interest Monthly Report

Another steady month. I am getting my accounts ready for my new home purchase and financing the build. Was tough for me to get a mortgage on my current home but I managed to get it done. Money will be shifting around and I might be forced to sell my stocks to cover the build for a few months but I am working on options that hopefully will not come to that.

I am happy with the steady options premiums  I have been raking in and I hope to keep it going playing APPLE by selling puts. Interest paid has gone down by just paying down my margin. Adsense is down due to my lack of posts and activity which I attribute to my nephew staying with us and my new house project which have been swallowing up my time.




March 2015 Dividends Paid
        Monthly payers
 86.63  - HR.UN HR Reit
232.65 - AX.UN Artis Reit
177.32 - D.UN Dream Office Reit
133.34 - DRG.UN Dream Global Reit
 94.38 - REI.UN RioCan Reit
123.75 - RMM.UN Retrocom Reit
105.00 - BTB.UN BTB Reit
  80.50 - CPG Crescent Point Energy
  19.75 - SJR.B Shaw Communications
 25.70 - ENF Enbridge Income fund
 19.00 - CJR.B Corus Entertainment
 20.00 - BTE Baytex Energy
183.75 - CUF.UN Cominar Reit
    7.81 - PFF Ishares US pref stock
   Quarterly Payers
102.00 - FTS Fortis
  46.50 - ENB Enbridge
  33.60 - SU Suncor
  86.87 - COP Conoco Philips
  33.15 - AFL Aflac
  16.32 - V Visa
  83.30 - JNJ Johnson and Johnson
  23.37 - IBM IBM
  32.36 - EMR Emerson Electric
  40.01 - UL Unilever
  23.97 - DD Dupont
  36.12 - MCD McDonalds
  59.22 - RDS Royal Dutch Shell
  19.63 - QCOM Qualcomm
  64.80 - BP BP
  39.84 - IDV Int Sel Div ETF
  41.27 - PEP Pepsico
  54.60 - PFE Pfizer

$2,146.39 TOTAL



Total options premiums in March
  $2,406.44
 Options Notes -
- Playing Apple with selling puts.


Total interest paid for margin for February
$299.22



Adsense for my blog in March 2015  $17.57
- 11,453 : Pageviews for March
- 8 : Number of ad clicks


2015 Running Dividend Total                 $6,518.71
2015 Running Interest Total                    $1,159.72
2015 Running Option premiums total   $8,181.36
2015 Running Adsense total                       $57.49

2015 Breakdown   Dividends     Options       Interest      Adsense 
- March                  $2,146.39     $2,406.44     $299.22      $17.57
- February              $2,225.91     $2,469.00     $343.29      $20.42
- January                $2,146.41     $3,305.92     $517.21      $19.50
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS  2015      $6,518.71    $8,181.36    $1,159.72      $57.49




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