The market is starting to rip again…. and I’m not a fan. Being in accumulation stage I want prices to be as low as they can be. I don’t think the market should be getting all excited as inflation is still north of 7% and interest rates will still be increasing. Powell kinda mentioned rates may not go as high as he originally thought and bam here we are.
Rates are still wayyyy higher than they were at the start of 2022 and will probably go up once or twice more before they freeze or start lowering them in my opinion. I read a great article on mortgage rates the other day, but here’s one line that stood out to me.
From another historical perspective, when rates increased in the 1980s from a base point of 10% to 20%, this represented a 2x rate increase. However, a rate increase in 2022 from a base point 0.25% to 4.25% represents a 16x rate increase, which will have a much greater shock to the economy.
I think we will see even better prices in 2023, but we continue to dollar cost average into our portfolio. I’m not cashing out our portfolio, although I am really tempted on this rally to be honest. I have been wrong in the past though, so I’ll just stick with the plan.
A quiet month overall. Typical end of the year yard work. Cleaned all the leaves, put the batteries inside from mower, trailer and put all the outdoor stuff in the shed.
Unfortunately the time had came that we had to put out dog down. 16 years old and 15 years of memories with us (we got her from humane society) . That’s a heck of a long time but her hips were starting to give on her. We debated putting her down last month after going on our last camping trip but her hips didn’t seem to be bothering her much after. Things deteriorated quite quickly this month though. 16 years old is a heck of a run though for a husky, we were blessed to have her for so long. Rip Sage
Alright, Let’s Get To Our November 2022 Passive Income
We had 4 Raise’s this month.
Suncor raised their dividend for the 2nd time this year. This raise was another 11% adding $82.20 to our forward income.
Couchetard came through once again with a monster raise. This one was 27.3% and adds $20.40 to those future dividends.
Enbridge busted out a 3.2% dividend raise. Since its one of our largest holdings this added $33.22 to our income.
National Bank raised 5.4% but since we only hold the 1 drip currently this added only 20 cents. haha
A great month for dividend raises and in total we will bring in $136.02 more income income next year without doing anything different. Beautiful! We sold off a bunch of companies this year to pay off our heloc. While some have worked out good, some haven’t. But the nice thing is our entire dividend portfolio has announced raises in 2022. We got rid of all non dividend raisers and it feels good! (other than Disney)
Total Added Income from Dividend Raises in 2022 – $537.09
Since our portfolio currently brings in $8,182 yearly these raises alone added just over 7% to our income during 2022. This is the power of dividend growth investing.
Unfortunately only 1 dividend dripped this month and even worse I sold the position after the ex dividend date. (I thought banks would be in for some hard times the next 6-12 months and so far they have done well. Although we can see the income down on some as they set more money aside for bad loans)
General mills has been on a tear this year and now we no longer bring in enough to drip them. But I don’t mind too much as I want as much usd in the account as we can get. This month is mostly us stocks and that money will be fuel for the next us stock purchase. 310 bucks usd is nice, since I hate converting our cdn dollars at the moment!
In October (We always get paid a month later) our solar panel system generated 444 kWh. Since we bring in a fixed rate of 28.8 cents per kilowatt hour, Hydro One deposited $122.73 into our chequing account this month.
Last October the system generated $99.42 so we are quite a bit higher this month. The weather has been all over the place this fall.
Total Income for 2022 – $2,225.11
System Installed January 2018
Total System Cost ——–$32,396.46
Total Income Received ——–$12,110.33
Amount to Break even —- $ -20,286.13
Total November 2022 Passive Income – $1,592.64
November 2021 Passive Income – $924
Ok this has got to be our highest growth rate ever, and lets be honest probably wont see this for a long time. This month our growth rate in total passive income is a monster 72.36% growth rate year over year. Absolutely massive and nice to see in these lower paying months.
Totals For 2022
Dividends Year To Date Total – $9,652.41 Other Passive Income Year to date – $12,429.27 Total Passive Income for 2022 —– $22,081.68 Year End Goal – $25,000
Getting close to the goal, but likely will be a little short. All good, when you set the bar so high.
November Stock Purchases
We made just 1 purchase this month as the market in my opinion shot up for no reason at all. Inflation is still over 7% and rates are still rising.
We bought 8 more shares of Microsoft before the run up. I have always wanted to get this position into our top 10 and this month it broke into the list in the number 8 spot.
8 shares purchased at $224.02 per share. This adds $21.76 to our forward income. I plan on continuing to grow this position in the future under 240.
Well as some of you may well know, I have been anti crypto for years now. My mind has been changed a bit. I attend a monthly mastermind meetup with 6 guys. 2 crypto bulls, 2 stock guys and 2 real estate guys. The crypto guys have convinced me to dip into the space. I won’t touch any crap coins. I’ll just stick with bitcoin and possibly etherium. This is purely a speculative investment and basically a hedge against our dollar. In my opinion governments are absolutely destroying our dollars and we live in a world with no repercussions. They keep their jobs and continue printing money.
For the first time ever the bank of Canada is now losing money. They lost 522 million in 3 months. Will interest rates keep going up to fight inflation or will they dial back since they cant afford it.. I’m guessing we will continue printing the difference.
But hey gotta give credit where its due. The liberals literally said monetary policy wasn’t a concern this election and people still voted for them… end rant.. =)
My plan for bitcoin is 100 to start and 20 bucks added every week. I’ll update how things are going every month.
Total invested – $110
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Financial Goals Update
Increase Dividends by $4285.81 this year. (bringing our forward income from dividends to $13,000 a year)
Unfortunately I’m going to disregard this now. While we could of been really close to hitting this, things changed. I’m not as bullish on the market and with interest rates doubling in 6 months (and still growing) I decided to pay off all our heloc which we used for investing. As long as the forward passive income is higher at yr end vs last yr, its all good!
Etf Monthly Minimum Purchase of $250
This month we added 7 more units of xaw etf.
Questrade* is great because it offers free etf trades and cheaper stock trading options than most Canadian brokers. $250.00 a month would kill us if we needed to pay high trading fees.
* Note the questrade link is a affiliate link and at no additional cost to you, I would get a little payment if you were to sign up. You could get $50 in free trades by using my affiliate link though.
November 2022 Passive Income Conclusion
A decent month overall. Clearly an emotional one, but her time was due. Now we get ready to go away on vacation and then enjoy time with friends and family for Christmas. Always one of my favourite times of the year although not financially….. Ho Ho Ho
Wish you all nothing but the best, cheers!
In the end it’s not the years of your life that count. It’s the life in your years – Abraham Lincoln
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.