Wednesday, November 1, 2017

October Review / November Preview, 2017

Candied Out Gremlin here to talk about last month and this month.  Halloween came and went recently, Lil Gremlin got lucky to get dressed up and get smothered with all the attention.  Little dude stole the show of course.  Otherwise, this month has been crazy.  Got a new set of feet under the house, and a new series of challenges that comes with it.  My sleep cycle has certainly been altered, but its nothing I can't handle.  Everyone always warns new parents of the troubles, but so far its been exactly what I expected.  A great time, but far from perfect.  I am excited to make new memories and watch Lil Gremlin grow - which is for next month.


This month I made one new purchase of Sonoco (SON) in my taxable account.

Last month I brought in a total of $68.22 in dividends ($68.22 taxable, $0 Roth, and $0 IRA).  This is an decrease from last year ($81.58 total) by 16%.  This change primarily reflects the changing payout month of Kraft-Heinz (KHC), a topic that is finally finished.

In terms of dividend increases, I realized* three this month from CIBC (CM), Scotiabank (BNS), and Realty Income (O).  The raises range from 0.3% to 4%.  Thus far for 2017, I have realized 41 dividend increases!

Next month I will realize three raises from American Express (AXP), Omega Healthcare (OHI), and Verizon (VZ).  The increases range from 1.6% to 9%.

* I only count increases when realized, because until that money is delivered any statements or declarations are simply conjecture.  


The mortgage continues, so at least part of our 'rent' counts towards our house. Our debts currently outstrip our assets.  Outside of our house, we still have very low interest auto debt.  Both my car and house are receiving slightly out-sized payments monthly.  We will be effective at eliminating debt, while still building and assets.  Even with a new Gremlin in the lair. This is a long game, and I am nothing if not patient.

My next buy will likely be in December.

Next month should produce around $236 in dividends, which is a 1% YOY increase.

My portfolio page is currently up to date.

Hope everyone has a great November.
- Dividend Gremlin
- Long all stock tickers mentioned


  1. Enjoy the time with your little Gremlin! I remember those early days of being up every two or three hours in the middle of the night. It's a life experience that will pass before you know it as they grow and change so much every week/month. Keep working on your debt. I know that once you get your mortgage to a level you are comfortable with your stock buying will continue in earnest once again. In the meantime, enjoy your baby, know that dividends are continuing to roll in, enjoy those raises too (love those Canadian banks) and get some rest when you can :)

    1. DHut,

      I am certainly enjoying the time, despite getting sleep on a less regular schedule. Thanks for the support!

      - Gremlin

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