SITREP APRIL 2017

April and May turned into fruitful months for dividend increases. Its always nice to get pay raises for doing absolutely nothing.

Our year to date increases are a little over $4,000 in annual income, but those are the raw numbers and not adjusted into Canadian Pesos Dollars. Not bad for only early May.

Baxter, one of my favourite drug companies gave us a whopping 23% increase, the rest were generally in the 5-7% range. Remember that an annual compounded 7% growth rate actually doubles your income every 10 years.

I haven’t updated this blog in a couple of months as the better weather is here which means endless evenings and weekends with the family out doors. I’ve also converted one of my hard tail Mt bikes and both my wife and my fat bikes to pedal assisted e-bikes.

It was a fun project and the performance is nothing short of staggering. It has already further reduced my rather limited car usage. I can see e-bikes as real game changer in terms of local transportation.

If this is something you have been considering, my advice is to get it done. If you need advice on different platforms to consider, send me a message and if time permits I can write a post.

Here is a brief review of a battery pack I bought directly off of Aliexpress from China.

Company Date Number of Shares old dividend new dividend % increase old annual new annual Amount increase
PPL 04-Apr-17 389 1.92 2.04 6.25 746.88 793.56 46.68 CDN
Proctor & G 11-Apr-17 112 267.8 275.8 3 299.93 308.94 9.01 USD
XOM 26-Apr-17 250 3 3.08 2.6 750 770 20 USD
IBM 25-Apr-17 90 5.6 6 7.1 504 540 36 USD
JNJ 27-Apr-17 345 3.2 3.36 5 1104 1159.2 55.2 USD
BCE 26-Apr-17 626 2.73 2.87 5.1 1708.98 1793.75 84.77 CDN
Company Date Number of Shares old dividend new dividend % increase old annual new annual Amount increase
Baxter 02-May-17 280 0.52 0.64 23 145.6 179.2 33.6 USD
Enbridge 04-May-17 1890 2.332 2.44 4.67 4407.48 4611.6 204.12 CDN
Pepsi 03-May-17 200 3.01 3.22 7.00% 602 644 42 USD

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