2021 Year End Update: Dividends, Watchlist, Buys/Sells & More

Dividend Income & Portfolio Update

Personal Highlights – December 2021

  • Today 2021 will come to and end.  We will begin 2022 much the same as we started 2021. On the verge of a lockdown, so much uncertainty, and still no clear end in sight.  Luckily the high vaccination rates and the seemingly less severe omicron are keeping hospitalizations and deaths “low”, and we will continue to hope this will be the 4th and final wave…
  • We celebrated my mom’s 65th Birthday earlier this month, with a nice dinner at Cibo (one of my favourite restaurants here in Winnipeg).
  • We had a small – but nice company Christmas party, which consisted of cocktails, a nice steak & lobster dinner, wine, more cocktails and whiskey – followed by a stay at the Fort Garry Hotel.  
  • Went on a Sleigh Ride, attended and hosted multiple Christmas parties, enjoyed watching the kids get absolutely spoiled on Christmas (as usual), and took a bit of time off to relax.  On Christmas eve I finally opened up one of my bottles of George T Stagg to share with family and it did not disappoint! 
    George T StaggVirtually attended the last Whiskey tasting of the year with the Winnipeg Whiskey Club.
  • Tonight is New Years Eve – and we are planning a small get together with friends and family within our bubble.Happy New Year from the Maas Clan!
    MoneyMaaster Holiday Photo

    Financial Highlights for December:

  • Added 77 Shares of Manulife @ $23.29
  • Added 57 Shares of Manulife @ $22.99
  • Added 110 shares of Artis Reit @ $11.12
  • Added 400 shares of Equitable Group @ $69.85
  • Added 140 shares of Equitable Group @ $65.62
  • Closed position in Interrent Reit.
  • Still sitting on about 10% cash in my RRSP.
  • Received a few year end distributions/special distributions including: $2431.08 from the RBC Canadian Equity Income Fund,  $201.07 from the RBC US Index Fund.  
  • Dividends from 8 companies and 3 funds.  Dripped an additional 104 shares/units.  This year I DRIPPED a total of 603 new shares!
  • Finished the year with $13,379.39 in dividends!  .  Last year I finished with $10,822.00.  A pretty nice improvement, especially considering I am still sitting on 10% cash in my RRSP. January should start strong as well with a special distribution from Artis Reit & RBNK year end payment.
  • $3494.34 of my yearly dividend income (26.12%) is held in a TFSA & is completely tax free. 
  • December 2021 was my highest dividend month of all time with $2989.23 received in dividends!
  • Portfolio(including cash) also hit a new all time high of $541,138.13!

Passive Income Update For December 2021.


Diversified Royalty Income: $28.37 (dripped 10 shares)

Artis Reit: $42.50 (dripped 3 shares)

Western Forest: $20.81 (dripped 10 shares)

European Residential Reit: $7.76 (dripped 1 share)

RBNK:49.70 (dripped 1 share)

Manulife: $116.82 (dripped 4 shares)

Nexus Reit: $15.09 (dripped 1 share)

Canadian NET Reit: $9.40

Intertape Polymer: $60.39

TFSA’s Total: $350.84


RBC US INDEX FUND: $201.37 (dripped 5.432 units)

Alimentation Couche Tard: $66.33 (dripped 1 share)

Canadian Equity Income Distribution: $2431.08 (dripped 68.14 units)

Equitable Group: $74.00 (dripped 1 share)

Intertape Polymer Group: 109.79

RRSP Total: $2882.57

Total Passive Income December 2021:  $3233.41

2021 Portfolio Update:

Portfolio increased 4.5% to $541,138.13 (a new record high)!

Since selling most of my position in XAW about a year, I’ve put a lot of that money to work buying the following:
– 600 shares of Couche Tard @ $36.00
– 540 shares of Equitable Group around $65-$69
– 500 Shares of Intertape Polymer Group @ $25-26
-20,000 shares of Greenlane Renewables @ $1.40
I am still sitting on about 50k in cash and will continue to look for value to deploy that in the coming year.

To end out the year, here is a quick visual of my Yearly Dividend Income & Portfolio Growth since I began tracking in 2015:

Yearly Dividend Income Growth





Stock Portfolio Value



November Dividend Update. Cracked $10k in dividends!

Dividend Income & Portfolio Update

Personal Highlights – November 2021

  • I feel like every month I say “I cannot believe it’s already XYZ Month….but god damn, the year is almost over..this is crazy.
  • Our province did their annual bourbon lottery/release.  I didn’t get as lucky this year with anything too crazy- but was still able to pick up a few bottles- including Stagg Jr, Little Book Chapter 5 and Eagle Rare.+
  • Watched both the Canadian Men soccer games.  Half way through World Cup qualifying Canada is sitting in 1st place and has a pretty damn good chance of qualifying for Qatar.  The next home game will be in Hamilton in January, and if I can get some tickets I think me and my brother are going to make the trip!
  • My daughter turned six last month, so we had a couple birthday parties for her.  It seems like just yesterday I wrote THIS POST about her when she turned 3.  It’s a quick write up about our struggle getting pregnant, and going through IVF to finally have our little miracle.  It is insane how fast they grow up..I cannot believe she is already in school, growing and getting so much smarter and sassier every single day.  I love it!
  • For the first time in a few months I did a little write up on my portfolio and all the stocks I currently own.  You can read that HERE.

    Financial Highlights for November:
  • Closed my position in Interrent Reit for a decent gain.  Used the proceeds to add 224 shares of RBNK to my TFSA.
  • Added 500 shares of Intertape Polymer Group to RRSP.
  • Added 400 shares of New Flyer to RRSP.
  • Still sitting on about 15% cash in my RRSP.
  • Quite a few dividend increases over the last couple of months:
    – Diversified Royalty  4.7% 
    – Power Corp 10.6%
    – European Residential Reit 4.8%
    – Manulife 18%
    – Alimentation Couche Tard 25.7%
    I may have missed a few others.  There are also rumours of a special dividend coming from Artis REIT, and with all the bank increases, I expect that RBNK ETF will see an increase in the monthly dividend as well.
  • Got dividends from 7 companies and 2 funds.  Dripped an additional 27 shares/units.
  • Cracked $10,000 in dividends for the year!  This is the 2nd straight year I have surpassed ten thousand in dividends (with 1 month to spare).  Last year I finished with $10,822.00.
  • Since January 1st of 2021, I have received $10,390.16 in dividends.  31.5% of that income is completley tax free.  My goal is to get that % higher as I continue to work towards maxing out the TFSA’s. 

Passive Income Update For November 2021.


Power Corp: $107.40 (dripped 2 shares)

Diversified Royalty Income: $26.93 (dripped 9 shares)

Artis Reit: $42.35 (dripped 3 shares)

European Residential Reit: $7.70 (dripped 1 share)

RBNK: $49.70(dripped 1 share)

Interrent Reit: $4.50

Nexus Reit: $15.04 (dripped 1 share)

Canadian NET Reit: $9.40

TFSA’s Total: $263.02


Canadian Equity Income Distribution: $374.45 (dripped 10 shares)

RRSP Total: $374.45

Total Passive Income November 2021:  $637.47

Portfolio Update:

Portfolio decreased -3.91% to $517,546.80  I continue to keep an eye on my watchlist to add to my RRSP. The stocks I am currently watching are: Equitable Group, Brookfield Asset Management, Visa, Disney & XAW. I also plan to continue to add to Manulife and the RBNK ETF.  

Current Forward 12 month dividend income sits at: $11,983.72.