FORWARD DIVIDENDS

Forward Dividends

2018 Dividends

Progress to FI

Friday, July 20, 2018

Dividend Increases This Week (July 16 - July 20)

One way to identify dividend growth stocks is to look for dividend increases. Companies that pay rising dividends are likely to be financially healthy, generate consistent cash flow and regular dividend. I am interested in stocks with at least ten consecutive years of increasing annual dividend payments (Dividend Achievers). Here is a list of US companies that increased their dividends this week.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Using Plastiq to pay mortgage

One of my sources of passive income is cash back from my credit cards. I presently own the Citi Double Cash back credit card which has 2.0% cash back on all purchases. The biggest expense in my monthly budget is mortgage payment (principal + interest + property taxes). Unfortunately, it is not possible to pay mortgage using a credit card.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

2018 Q2 / (April – June) Dividend Report

2018 Q2 Dividend Report

I finally got some interest income from my money market account. I was a little lax with investing in Q2 and as such ended up accumulating cash positions. I got $343.73 in dividends in my taxable account. This is an all-time high for any quarter. My previous best was 2017 Q4 with $228.07. This record is even better considering I achieved it in Q2. I am pretty much guaranteed to beat this record again in Q4 (dividend heavy for ETFs).

This is only my second quarter where I received dividends from my retirement account (IRA). I received $25.84 in dividends in my Roth IRA.

In terms of diversification, international ETF (VXUS) lead the way and contributed 42.22% of the dividends. VXUS tends to pay high dividends in Q2 and Q3. The US dividends are spread equally between my value fund and S&P 500 fund. High yield fund is slowly moving up and I am hoping to see it make a larger contribution in the future quarters.

All together I received $369.57 in dividends in 2018 Q2.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Dividend Increases This Week (June 25 - June 29)

One way to identify dividend growth stocks is to look for dividend increases. Companies that pay rising dividends are likely to be financially healthy, generate consistent cash flow and regular dividend. I am interested in stocks with at least ten consecutive years of increasing annual dividend payments (Dividend Achievers). Here is a list of US companies that increased their dividends this week.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Top Canadian Dividend ETFs

This post is a follow up to my earlier article on the top dividend ETFs for beginners. In this post I will be showcasing the top Canadian dividend ETFs. I have always been a fan of passive investing and dividend ETFs fit in very well with my strategy. I use dividend ETFs to diversify my portfolio and top it off with a few dividend aristocrats.

It is important to discuss performance of an ETF in the context of benchmark. For this article I will be using iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF (XIC) as my bench mark.