Dividend Investing Strategy for Financial Independence – May 2023

We want to Retire Early with Dividends and since 2019 we have been building our Dividend Investing Strategy for Financial Independence with Dividend Income. Here are the results for May 2023.

What are Dividends?

Here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia:

A dividend is a distribution of profits by a corporation to its shareholders. When a corporation earns a profit or surplus, it is able to pay a portion of the profit as a dividend to shareholders. Any amount not distributed is taken to be re-invested in the business (called retained earnings). The current year profit as well as the retained earnings of previous years are available for distribution; a corporation is usually prohibited from paying a dividend out of its capital. Distribution to shareholders may be in cash (usually a deposit into a bank account) or, if the corporation has a dividend reinvestment plan, the amount can be paid by the issue of further shares or by share repurchase. In some cases, the distribution may be of assets.

Passive Income Breakdown

RY.TORoyal Bank429.00
BMO.TOBank of Montreal672.10
POW.TOPower Corp682.50
QQQNasdaq 100 ETF70.83
AW-UN.TOA&W Income Fund26.66
HDIV.TOHamilton HDIV768.02
HYLD.TOHamilton HYLD673.92

Dividend Investing Strategy for Passive Income – April 2023 video

Dividend Investing Strategy: Summary

  • We sold PowerCorp inside the TFSA and bought more HDIV and A&W
  • Positions we increased: Bank of Montreal, Emera, and A&W.