2021 Portfolio Activity Summary & 2022 Target – Let’s Go!
2021 Portfolio Activity Summary & 2022 Target
And just like that we start to wrap up another year. The end of 2021. Time fly’s that’s for sure. While we did a lot of camping and went to Mexico, I think its safe to say this is a year we all want to move on from. Here in Ontario we were in lock downs for about half the year and here we are in the same discussion. Things are a lot better and hospitalizations are way down. The narrative seems to be changing, is the end actually near? Unfortunately my previous year end posts have this same conversation..
On the plus side, the market continues to be on an absolute tear. What pandemic it says..
- The dow Jones is up 21.04% ytd
- The S&P 500 is up 29.69% ytd
- The Tsx is up 21.94% ytd
Covid has been really good for the markets if we look back on the previous couple years.
We continued to perfect our portfolio throughout the year. Its definitely looking a lot better. When I was first starting investing I was drawn to monthly paying companies. Got to love getting paid every month right? compounding should really blow up, dividends will be even across months. I think this is a very common approach for new dividend investors. ( based on questions on forums etc)
Throughout the years I’ve realized that seems to be a bad idea. They tend to not be as good for dividend growth and I’ve personally had more dividend cuts from these payers vs quarterly. Most of them got the cut this year to focus on higher quality companies.
Stock Sales in 2021
|Number of Shares & Company||Total Capital Received|
|287 Brookfield Property||6,180.64|
Brookfield Asset Management was the main reason we sold both IPL and BPY. They bought them out and when the price was right we sold our positions. Why don’t I own BAM yet?
Riocan cut their dividend and I also wanted to distance myself from the office space.
Extendicare seemed like a political nightmare during covid and with a stagnant dividend it was time to move on.
IBM I kept waiting for a turn around and watching the stock price erode. Eventually I sold and moved that $ to microsoft, no regrets.
Transcontinental – Another stagnant dividend as they try to tread water during covid. At the end of the day I didn’t see us adding to this position and that sometimes says enough.
BMO – The one I’ll hear about. They have been on a tear since our sale. I wanted to cut our Canadian banks down to 3 positions and sold bmo. Looking back it wasn’t the right one to sell out, but what can you do. I put this capital into National Bank and its done well too.
The proceeds from these sales was basically instantly reinvested back into the portfolio.
US Stock Purchases
|Amount of Shares & Stock||Cost|
|32 Lockheed Martin||10,900.54|
In total we invested $12,640.81 in usd if we convert that to Canadian dollars at today’s exchange rate we invested $16,160.64 in American Stocks during 2021. Only 2 companies were purchased. I still think Lockheed is a great buy although it has been running as of late. Its now our 2nd largest position in the portfolio. Id love to continue growing our Microsoft position. Its definitely not a value play but if we look to the future tech will only play a bigger and bigger part of our daily lives.
Canadian Stock Purchases
|Amount & Company||Value at Purchase|
|950 Rit Etf||15,636.07|
|60 TC Energy||3,373.78|
|40 Smart Centers||1,133.95|
|178 Algonquin Power||3,436.40|
|66 Bell Canada||4,222.12|
|22 National Bank||2,026.91|
|178 Manulife Financial||4314.34|
|81 Xaw ETF||2,750.33|
In total we deposited $48,965.78 into our Canadian accounts in 2021. That’s crazy to see! The focus has been to max those tfsa’s though, hopefully next year. Out of all these purchases Manulife is the only one slightly under water. I think 1%. Rising interest rates should be good for insurance stocks though.
If we add those US stocks we invested $65,126.42 Canadian. Of course we need to take away that $27,410 of stock we sold and redeployed into other stocks though.
In total we invested $37,716.42 in 2021. Once again its crazy to sit back and do the math and see the real numbers. I feel like we took more time off this year for trips and yet we invested basically the same as last year. It’s become such a habit to pay ourselves first, that you barely even notice. Very cool.
Its great to see how much new capital we invested but one of my favourite things about dividend investing is the dividend reinvestment program. I’m a massive fan, since we don’t need the money now. I want to put that money right back to work for us.
|Stock||Shares Dripped||Added Income|
|Bank of Nova Scotia||4||16|
In 2021 we dripped an additional 130 stocks into our portfolio. All those drips added $229.92 to that forward dividend income. Set it and forget it!
2021 Dividend Raises
This was the best year for dividend raises since we started investing. There were 0 cuts. (well riocan did, so we sold)
Rit ETF, Disney, General Mills and Smart Centers were the only ones who didn’t announce a raise in 2021.
Disney I cant blame, covid is a nightmare for them. I have actually thought of buying more of them atm. General mills seems a little spotty but I like the move towards pets and will continue to hold. Smart is another one navigating covid. Rit stands out. It has done great from a capital prospective but if I want that to be my main reit play Id love to see some payout growth as well.
The dividend Raises were a big contributor to our year end forward income bringing in an additional $556.29
At the start of 2021 we had a forward dividend income of $6,981.41 as we close up 2021 we now have a forward income of $8,714.19. An increase of $1,732.72 or 24.81% slightly above our 8% dividend growth target for 2021 in our post – Looking into the Future.
The 24% increase was the combination of new capital, drips and dividend raises. The trifecta that makes dividend growth investing so great.
2022 Financial Goals
Dividend Target – If we look at my projections for dividend income. Dividend Growth Investing – Looking 30 years into the Future. 2022 should end the year with a forward income of $10,434.32
I’m planning on blowing that number completely out of the window. In a previous post last month I talked about refinancing our house at these low rates and using some more equity to max out some of our accounts and really get the snowball moving. We still haven’t met with the bank but I don’t see this being an issue.
I want to start this asap so we can throw a lot of funds to our rrsp and get a size-able tax return.
We currently bring in about $17,000 a year from passive income. My goal is by the end of 2022 is to bring that to $31,000. We will put another 50k into our private investment that will bring an additional 6k a year. The solar and private investment will bring in $14,500 and the rest should be dividends. Yes I plan on growing our forward dividend income to $16,500 by year end.
I’m targeting a 3% average starting yield in the rrsp and 4% in our tfsa’s on new investment. With this much cash to deploy the plan is to put 5-10k to work a week. I don’t plan on lump summing it all, right off the bat.
I plan on really stepping up our tech holdings and balancing those low yields with some higher ones. These are some stocks I’m really planning on starting positions in, or seriously beefing up.
- National Bank
- Proctor & Gamble – Please dip in price!
- Air Products & Chemicals
- Philip Morris
2021 was a fantastic year on the financial front. It amazes me to see our dividend growth increase by over 24% during the year. Of course nothing is guaranteed and things can change in a instant. 2022 should be another great year, I’m hoping we see a meaningful pullback before this deal go’s through. But who knows these days.
The only thing we can really be certain about is taxes are going to go up, carbon taxes will increase once again in Canada and things will most likely keep getting more expensive. We need to do our best to increase our incomes be it working income or passive income streams.
How was your 2021? Whats your goal for 2022 and what stocks do you plan to target?
Wish you all a wonderful new years. Have fun, if you drink don’t drive
Hey I’m Rob, creator of Passive Canadian Income.
In 2011 me and my wife had almost $60,000 in debt and a negative $7,000 Net Worth. Through hard work and financial education we paid all that off. Now we are focusing on increasing our Passive Income Streams to make the money work for us. Feel Free to Follow along the Journey by clicking the Social Media links below or subscribing to get notified of new posts on the sidebar.