The Dividend Project investment portfolio is a real money portfolio. Due to the investment account type, any dividends earned and investment gains are sheltered from tax (tax-deferred until withdrawn from the account).

My goal will be to have the Dividend Project investment portfolio fully invested.

Cash holdings are not productive but sometimes necessary. I will maintain a cash position within the investment portfolio while searching for new opportunities or through a market correction to reduce the average cost base of certain portfolio holdings. My goal is to grow the investment portfolio large enough where it begins to sustain itself from dividends, but I will continue to add cash from time to time. Any cash infusions or withdrawals can be viewed on the page outlining the performance of my investment portfolio.

Investment Portfolio Objectives:

  • Target allocations (balance of stability & superior returns):
    • 80 – 85% invested in dividend funds and stocks
    • 15 – 20% invested in stocks / options targeting shorter-term gains
  • Milestone # 1 – Medium-term goal of $ 500 / month
  • Milestone # 2 – Long-term goal of $ 1,000 / month
  • Fair market conditions: + 10 % per year
  • Weak market conditions: out-perform the S&P 500 Index

 

Investment Portfolio Assets

Date format: M/D/Y

#TickerTypeStrikeExpirationQtyCost (CAD)Market Value (CAD)MV (as of date)
1EIT-UN.TOSharesn/an/a2,550$ 31,385.48$ 26,979.001/31/2016
2DISCall$ 1301/20/20171$ 666.76$ 114.551/31/2016
3UACall$ 801/19/20181$ 3412.64$ 2374.901/31/2016

 

Investment Portfolio Performance

Values are in CAD & taken at close of trading days.
Returns are calculated using a true time-weighted rate of return with geometric linking.

Closing DatePortfolio ValueCash +/-New Portfolio ValueDividendsPortfolio (%)S&P 500 (%)
Dec 31, 2014$ 35,654.342058.90
Jan 31, 2015$ 36,595.90$ 244.80+ 2.6 %1994.99 (- 3.1 %)
Feb 28, 2015$ 39,309.25$ 244.80+ 10.3 %2104.50 (+ 2.2 %)
Mar 31, 2015$ 38,577.46$ 244.80+ 8.2 %2067.89 (+ 0.4 %)
Apr 01, 2015+ $ 1,500.00$ 40,077.46
Apr 30, 2015$ 41,323.55$ 244.80+ 11.6 %2085.51 (+ 1.3 %)
May 06, 2015$ 40,479.94+ 9.3 %
May 07, 2015+ $ 1,000.00$ 41,479.94
May 31, 2015$ 42,900.70$ 357.66+ 13.0 %2107.39 (+ 2.4 %)
Jun 30, 2015$ 41,853.66$ 244.80+ 10.3 %2063.11 (+ 0.2 %)
Jul 31, 2015$ 45,813.20$ 244.80+ 20.7 %2103.84 (+ 2.2 %)
Aug 31, 2015$ 43,446.58$ 382.18+ 14.5 %1972.18 (- 4.2 %)
Sep 30, 2015$ 44,089.44$ 260.10+ 16.2 %1920.03 (- 6.7 %)
Oct 31, 2015$ 46,275.01$ 260.10+ 21.9 %2079.36 (+ 1.0 %)
Nov 30, 2015$ 45,824.41$ 260.10+ 20.7 %2080.41 (+ 1.0 %)
Dec 31, 2015$ 45,126.52$ 260.10+ 18.9 %2043.94 (- 0.7 %)
2015 Total$ 45,126.52$ 3,249.04+ 18.9 %2043.94 (- 0.7 %)
Jan 31, 2016$ 44,019.62$ 260.10- 2.5 %1940.24 (- 5.1 %)