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
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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
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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
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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
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TOTALS  2014      $13,291.20    $4,960.54  $1,842.54     $27.03

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

$2,893,298 My Net Worth Update March 2015


My Net Worth Update March 2015


    March 18 / 2015  : Updated every mid month

    ASSETS

Home 2015 assessed value                                  total                 $1,253,000

-Equity Investments
Tax free saving account TFSA -                 $40,502
Retirement saving plan RSP -                  $147,600
Canadian margin account -                      $158,950
US margin account ( Ex Rate 1.257)-      $206,181
margin available $163,433
                                          
                                                                   Equity   total:                 $553,233

-Commercial Rental Property
Warehouse 2300 sqft Income Property 2015 assessed value
                                                         
                                                                               total:                 $319,000
 -Residential Rental Property
Rental Home 3200 sqft Income property 2015 assesed value
                                                                               total:                 $667,000
-Start Up Company
Brewery start up share value
                                                                               total:                   $85,000

-Cash                  
Checking account                                        $6,141
Business account                                        $9,924
     
                                                                               total:                  $16,065

                                                                  

                        
                         January 2015 Grand Total Net Worth:      $2,893,298



                                                Gain/loss from last month -$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-


Not much happening this month. Slight loss of $3,307 as markets are bouncing around a bit affecting my stock portfolio . My cash on hand and debt are going in the right direction which I don't mind. The Canadian dollar continues to get weaker and Oil stocks which I am heavy in is still bouncing around all time lows. But what the heck is with the prices at the pump. I am paying prices that are equivalent to $100 oil barrel prices right now, least you can do is drop the price at the pump or my stock price you greedy bastards! Oh well it will catch up soon enough!

I am getting set to purchase a new lot for building my new home so I am playing it safe in the markets right now. I am focusing on paying down debt to get ready for all this. Financing has been a little bit tricky and I am just trying to play the close date on the purchase so I don't have to carry debt until I need to. Right now I got the new lot surveyed already and working on house plans with an architect. So I have officially committed to this next move into building a new house and selling my old one. With all said and done I will be in a much better financial position this time next year.

For this build to happen I need some things to fall into place. I need to sell my home and secure financing. Worst case scenario is that  I will sell my equities until my home sells and then repurchase them. Not my ideal choice or the most tax efficient but crunching the numbers it is better than getting a private loan at 6% interest.

In other news my brewery investment is coming to fruition and should be open for business next month! Hip Hip Hooray!

In family news my nephew that has come live with us is doing alright. He still does not talk to me much. It has been a challenge for him to open up. He is enrolled in air cadets and enjoying it. I make sure he is on top of his schooling with homework. Hopefully in time he will communicate more as its a tough situation.

Stay tuned for more posts!



Here is a pic of me working on the main floor layout. Thinking of losing the mudroom and making the powder room/ pantry and kitchen bigger!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

February 2015 Dividends , Options , Adsense and Interest Monthly Report


 
Steady dividend payers , Steady Apple options premiums as it it continues its upward movement,  Adsense steady and mildly improved , Interest on my margin is going down as I continue to pay it down. Pretty much business as usual.

Right now I am buying some time. I am working on buying a lot to build a new home. So far I have a lot secured but the trouble is financing. Mortgage brokers are making me jump through a few hoops to get it done. I will be pulling equity out of the rental home I just purchased for the lot. I will then try and pull some equity out of my home for the building costs. It is all a bit of a tight rope walk till I figure out the particulars. Will have a post soon on the details on why I am doing all this but I hate to count my chickens before they are hatched.



February 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
 18.33 - 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
   Quarterly Payers
141.00 - TD Toronto Dominion
105.00 - RY Royal Bank
 72.00 - BMO Bank of Montreal
 15.00 - COS Canadian Oil Sands
 52.83 - VZ Verizon
 37.74 - CLX Clorox
 30.60 - CL Colgate Palmolive
 63.11 - KMI Kinder Morgan
 82.25 - T AT&T
  8.63 - PFF Ishares US pref stock
282.00 - APPL Apple
35.40 - PG Proctor and Gamble

$2,225.91 - TOTAL



Total options premiums in February
  $2,469.00
 Options Notes -
- Playing Apple with selling puts.


Total interest paid for margin for February
$343.29



Adsense for my blog in February 2015  $20.42
- 11,740 : Pageviews for February
- 15 : Number of ad clicks


2015 Running Dividend Total                 $4,372.32
2015 Running Interest Total                      $860.50
2015 Running Option premiums total   $5,774.92
2015 Running Adsense total                       $39.92

2015 Breakdown   Dividends     Options       Interest      Adsense 
- February              $2,225.91     $2,469.00     $343.29      $20.42
- January                $2,146.41     $3,305.92     $517.21      $19.50
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TOTALS  2015      $4,372.32     $5,774.92     $860.50      $39.92





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
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TOTALS  2014       $13,291.20    $4,960.54   $1,842.54     $27.03