For those of you new to this website, in this post, I discuss the recent changes I made in my dividend portfolios.
U.S market on rally mood and keep hitting new high every day, while TSX lost some points from its record high level.
I love to buy stocks when they get hit hard by short-term sentiments. Nowadays, it is little hard to find a quality dividend growth stock at reasonable price, especially in Canadian market.
I can find only Enbridge Inc (TSE: ENB) is trading near the 52 weeks low. ENB is one of the largest positions in my portfolio, but I couldn’t ignore when it was trading at 52 weeks low. Thus, I added few more shares, but I may consider sell those recently added positions if the share price recover.
And, I added few more TRP to bring up the number of holding to 150.
Also, I added 3 more International Dividend Hedge to CAD ETFs (TSE:ZDH) in my TFSA using available funds. I just needed to diversify to investment. Thus, I decided to add ZDH to increase my international exposure. I will be keep adding this ETF as long as its price stays low. Please note there are no commission fees for ETF purchase at Questrade. Therefore, I can deploy my available funds right way and purchase one or more EFT without paying commission fees.
Last month, I read a book called “The Little Book That Still Beats the Market” by Joel Greenblatt.
It is very interesting and easy to read book, and one of the must read books for those who would like to manage their investment.
After read the book, I decided to try Mr. Greenblatt’s magic formula (ROIC and earning Yield) with a small amount of money. I purchased 5 small cap growth/value Canadian stocks, which I will discuss in another post. It is just an experiment, and we will see how things work-out.
Here are the changes I made my dividend portfolio:
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Here is the changes I made in my dividend portfolios in October 2017:
The changes made in my Canadian portfolio in November 2017.
- Added 10 shares of ENB at $44.10 at IB
- Added 5 shares of TRP at $61.97 at IB
- Added 3 units of ZDH ETF at $22.99 at Questrade
No changes were made in my U.S dividend portfolio in November 2017.
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