After I stopped working in 1999, I did not reinvest any money; I just lived on my dividends. However, in 2003 I decided to start reinvesting some of my dividend income. The way I did it was to use my $10,000 line of credit. When I had enough money in my line of credit to purchase something I did so. I made a payment to my line of credit above the interest due each month.
The amount I paid each month varied from $200 to my current monthly payments of $400 a month. The following table shows by year the amount I paid in interest, the payments I made to my line of credit and the average monthly payment I made each year. The last line for 2015 shows what I have done to date.
What I bought is shown below. Note that this is not a balance portfolio. I was adding to an existing portfolio. In 2006 I sold Summit REIT because the company was being brought out. I did not want the new company's stock. I also sold Ensign Energy in 2014 because I liked Mullen Group better.
When I did not buy board lots (100 shares) under a stock it is because only part of my purchase was funded from my Line of Credit. Funding could come from money from my RRSP account, extra money in my emergency fund, extra dividends or sales of other stock.
|Name||Symbol||Date||Ln of Cr||Fr Sales||Shares|
|CDN Real Estate||REF.UN||26-Sep-06||$17,931.90||680|
|Manulife Financial Corp||MFC||8-Oct-10||$1,900.00||151|
|Canadian Tire Corp||CTC.A||29-Dec-10||$3,359.98||50|
|AG Growth Intl. Inc.||AFN||23-Dec-11||$2,500.00||67|
|CDN Natural Resources||CNQ||10-May-13||$3,260.99||100|
|Mullen Group Ltd.||MTL||22-Dec-14||$939.73||47|
|Mullen Group Ltd.||MTL||22-Dec-14||$1,321.00||66|
See the full spreadsheet here. Again, please note that this mini portfolio is not a balanced one. I was buying more stocks for my trading account and I often, but not always, bought more stock of what I already owned.
In a second post I will talk about how this portfolio did.
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