My portfolio lost over $20,000 in the last month!  I know Halloween is supposed to be scary…but come on!  In all seriousness, i’m not worried about it – I’ve been expecting a correction for some time, and I’m hoping things stay low for a while, so that once I get my tax refund and if/when we sell the cabin in the spring I’ll have a nice chunk of capital to deploy!

Personal Highlights for October:

  • Shoulder is doing a little bit better, started physiotherapy and even played my first 2 soccer games of the season!
  • The kids are super excited for Halloween tonight, got their costumes ready and Holland has been practising yelling “TRICK OR TREAT” all week.
  • Had a date night with the wife…went to a Jet’s game and dinner afterwards with a group of friends.  Does that count as a date night? Oh well – it was fun
  • Had a root canal done, which wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be – and even better, it was completely covered by insurance.
  • Went to see the legend Norm Macdonald at Rumours Comedy club. It was great (of course).
  • Picked up and carved 2 pumpkins.  The kids enjoyed scooping the GOO out..that’s about it.  Mommy did the rest.
  • Amber’s work had a family fun day last weekend, so we took Holland on a 100+year old train for a ride out into the country, where there was a haunted house, and some other fun activities. I don’t think the haunted house scared her (she hugged one the ghost….)

    haunted house Halloween winnipeg blog

 

Financial Highlights for October:

  • Continued bi weekly payments into RRSPs & Spousal RSP.
  • Not a huge dividend month, but did get a nice payout from one of my favourite stocks: Algonquin Power. I was able to DRIP 12 new shares, which brings my new share total to 900 even!
  • Dripped 34 new shares/units.  I was paid from 6 companies and 1 fund
  • Sold my position in Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD.B)
  • Used proceeds from Couche-Tard sale to pay off all existing debt
  • Used excess cash from sale to increase position in Western Forest (WEF)

Passive Income Update For October 2018.

TFSA’S:

Diversified Royalty: $9.46 (dripped 3 shares)

Artis Reit: $52.47 (dripped 4 shares)

Interrent Reit: $2.32

Plaza Reit: $26.90 (dripped 6 shares)

Algonquin Power: $147.59 (dripped 12 shares)

Chorus Aviation: $11.16 (dripped 1 share)

TFSA’s Total: $249.90

RRSP:

Canadian Equity Income Distribution: $222.62 (dripped 8 shares)

Total Passive Income October 2018:  $472.52

Portfolio Update:

My portfolio suffered it’s biggest ever 1 month drop.  This is partly due to the market pulling back, and partly due to selling about $8,000 worth of Alimentation Couche Tard stock.  The portfolio decreased by $22,807.64 compared to last month. This represents a drop of 7.15%.

My portfolio currently sits at $296,023.16.  This is the lowest my portfolio has been since last October.

On the plus side, dividends grew by $37.35 compared to last October. This represents an 8% increase.

 

Current Watch List:

Andrew Peller: ADW

Exco Technologies: XTC

InterRent Reit: IIP

Transcontinental: TCL

Thanks for reading, and good luck in November!

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