December 2015 Dividend Update

Below is an overview of our dividend stock portion of our wealth portfolio.  It has been a good month for dividends (i.e. another increase).

Below you can find a quick overview of the total monthly dividend payouts for 2015:

Here is an overview of our dividend stocks:

If you group the above dividend stocks by sector, the distribution of our portfolio is as follows (based on market value at close of markets on December 31, 2015):

Major updates include the selling of VOPAK and ABN Amro, as we needed to make sure we had sufficient cash on had for a pending real estate transaction, which unfortunatly fall through. However, now we can reinvest into another couple of stocks that fit better within the portfolio. The good thing is that we did make some good capital gains on both stocks!.


    1. Hello Mr. Tako,
      we have two retirement savings accounts in Canada from a past life. We use these accounts to solely invest into canadian dividend stock (primarily for tax and exchange rate reasons). We therefore have a Canadian bias in our Dividend portfolio. The remaining accounts in the Netherlands are used for other (dividend) stocks and investments.
      Take Care!

  1. Team CF,

    Nice upwards slope – bodes well for 2016!

    I’m literally familiar with only two companies (Unilever and Shell) on your list. Thanks for giving me some homework over the weekend. 😉

    Cheers and best of luck in 2016,

  2. Hi CF,

    Great to find your blog! It looks like you’ve got a very well diversified portfolio of quality dividend stocks. I see several names I would like to own someday. Congratulations on the large amount of dividends received in December. It hopefully helped provide some funds for some purchases in early 2016. I look forward to seeing more updates soon.

    1. Hey DN,
      Thank you! We are trying, but already made a couple “mistakes” (albeit with the potential to correct themselves in the far future). The main “mistakes” being the lure of high dividend yield (LIQ) and too much exposure to Alberta (NAL).
      Good luck on your journey.

  3. Ciao CF,
    First post for me here, I took a good look at your PF, there are some canadians stocks, but all quotes are in euro… Do you have a single Euro account or do you also manage the terrible complexity of exchange rates?
    There are a lot of names that I do not know at all in your list, are they all dividend “aristocrats”? What is the expected net dividend return of your PF?

    Surely you’ll see dividend numbers piling up and up, and especially in 2015 when there were “crashes” of the market I had to look at those to lift my spirits… 🙂

    Ciao ciao


    1. Hello Stal,
      Thanks for dropping by!
      Yes, we do the monthly currency exchange corrections (at month end) to determine the value of the portfolio and dividends. We have two pension accounts in Canada that we use for trading Canadian dividend stocks (no dividend tax or wealth tax, just income tax when you would withdraw). The portfolio has a few “aristocrats” (defined here as 20+ year dividend increases), like Atco, Canadian Utilities and Canadian Western Bank. There are a bunch with 10-20 year dividend streaks (CNR, TRP, SJR-B, FTT and more). And there are a few more speculative ones like LIQ and NAL.
      Based on book value, the dividend portfolio yields about 4.65% (before taxes), net it’s probably about 3.4% (assuming about 30% income tax).
      Hope this helps.

      1. Ciao CF,

        Wow impressive… I really envy the Pension accounts in Canada/States it’s a great tool that we don’t get to have in Europe… 🙁
        3.4% net is a whopper! Great job there!

        ciao ciao


    1. A very nice spike indeed, we have invested about 60% of the original cash pile. Will likely do 20% in the next half year and another 15% the half year thereafter, keeping about 5% available for a special opportunity (in case that occurs).
      Stay tuned!

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