2012 Year End Dividend Update

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Although the update between November and the end of December didn't change much, I did have enough money in the TFSA account to buy three more shares of Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO) so that I have a nice even number (100) instead of 97 shares.  Obviously my OCD tendencies to develop a well rounded portfolio meant round numbers and not actually asset allocation!

I am very happy with Husky's performance (HSE) and Sunlife (SLF) they have really improved.  Exchange Income Fund (EIF) is also doing well but it has been for a while.  I must admit I haven't been checking my Bloomberg app so much lately just because there's been a lot going on in life… too little time to look at stocks!

My next plan, now that the TFSA contribution room has been increased to $5500 starting January 2013, is to round out the ETFs in my TFSA portfolio.  The current price is similar to my purchase price, so might as well add more while the going is good.

See below for the official year end dividend update.  It's different from November's update by a whopping $2.16.

Hey, every penny counts, right? 🙂

Have a happy and safe holiday everyone!  May there be dividends both financially and in life in 2013!

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Young is a writer and former owner of Young and Thrifty and the main "twitter' behind Young and Thrifty's twitter account. She lives in Vancouver, BC and enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with her anxious dog, and finding good deals. If you like what you read, consider signing up for email updates.


  1. Miiockm on December 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I am so jealous of these dividends.. sigh. Are these all within your TFSA?

  2. Liquid on December 21, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Nice dividends :0) I bet it helped that some of your companies raised dividends this year. I’m also excited about putting $5500 into my TFSA come new year. I just have to figure out which companies to buy. Do you use Google spreadsheets as well? I like how it can link to stock prices and stuff through Google finance 😀

  3. My Own Advisor on December 21, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Nicely done. Always look forward to dividend income updates 🙂


  4. Andrew Hallam on December 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Good work Young!

    With some luck, the fiscal cliff fears will make these stocks even cheaper. Their yields will increase as a result (even if the dividend remains the same). The dividend reinvestment bang for your buck will then be juiced, and when the stocks eventually recover–hopefully that takes a while– you will have more money than ever. You can tell what I want for Christmas!

    Have a great holiday season Young!

  5. Young on December 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    @AH- Nice to hear from you Andrew!! I’m excited to stock up. Hey, I thought you ended up going for ETFs, so I am a little confused why you’re thinking about individual dividend stocks? 😉

    Hope you have a great prosperous 2013!

  6. Young on December 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    @MOA- Thanks Mark 🙂 Every dollar counts, eh?

  7. Young on December 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    @Liquid- Yes, I use google spread sheets. I love the functionality of the stock prices through google finance. It doesn’t work for all stocks though.

  8. Young on December 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    @Milockm- No, some are in my RRSP (only 1-2) like BCE (in US dollars). I wouldn’t be jealous right now, wait until I have $60K in dividend annually! lol.

  9. Leigh on January 2, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Awesome! Next step is a chart comparing your year-over-year dividend income, right? 😉

    Happy new year, Young!

  10. PipsToday on January 3, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Yes, every penny counts specially in investing and trading. Penny gets the most importance in trading market. Definitely 1531.76 is good dividend income but I want to know that it is desirable or you expected something more.

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