Friday, June 22, 2012

Back from Vacation

Well, I'm finally back from my 2 week vacation in China. My flight was supposed to land at Pearson International (YYZ) in Toronto yesterday, June 21, at 6pm. We ended up getting diverted to Ottawa due to a major storm in Toronto that closed Pearson for a bit. We ended up spending 3 hours in Ottawa sitting on the tarmac, refueling, and waiting to take off. After getting back to Toronto around 10pm, we had to wait another 30 minutes for an available gate, due to the massive backlog. After all was said and done, I got my luggage around 12:45am June 22.

Nothing too exciting happened in China. I mostly spent time with my grandparents. I did get a chance to look around Beijing and from the looks of things, the economy in China is humming along, and inflation is somewhat in control now.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Dividend Growth Portfolio, June 2012 Update

As May comes to a close, it's that time of the month again. It is time for a review of my Dividend Growth Portfolio! Here is the June 2012 update for my Dividend Growth Portfolio.

New Purchases
I made one purchase this month. I added 25 shares to my existing MCD position, which adds $70 to my annual dividend income stream based on current quarterly payments

McDonalds - $70.00

There were no equities divestitures this month.

Intrinsic Dividend Changes
Bank of Nova Scotia - $4.40 (DRIP reinvested shares)
Intel - $30.30 (quarterly div raised from 21 to 22.5 cents)