A year ago Wealthsimple Trade app launched the very first NO commission trade brokerage in Canada. Since then, I have built a Canadian Dividend portfolio outside my main brokerage.
Below are the holdings of my WS Trade Canadian Dividend Growth Investing. Any purchases in the future will be reflected when published accordingly and this portfolio will update daily automatically.
I have added a column for new funds every month and and also highlighted in cyan if there is a new stock added to my portfolio.
Kindly be patient as the table may load slowly.
LIVE - WS Trade Canadian DGI Portfolio
My Final Thoughts
The launching of WS Trade NO commission trading platform in Canada has made it possible for new investors to start investing even with minimal funds. Above table and graphs showed that even such a small amount you can build your own passive income through dividends. Additionally, you can build your own portfolio without the headache of paying exorbitant fees or commission every time you buy and sell your investments.
However, I have to make it clear that in my opinion this brokerage is not perfect and it is only ideal to build a portfolio of Canadian stocks in your TFSA and personal account (once all your registered accounts have been maxed out) for the preferential tax benefit of Canadian eligible dividends.
This DGI portfolio has returned 17.85% YTD and has provided a passive income of $316.97 for 2020. Currently, next year 2021 projected annual income is $499.14 if portfolio shares remain same as of today and dividends not reinvested, or No additional funds, and if companies decide No dividend hikes. Assuredly, I am confident that I have built a portfolio of dividend growth companies and majority of these companies, if not all, will increase their pay out this year. Additionally, my goal is to continue to reinvest all dividends and add extra funds if able, hence, I am expecting an increase of annual income for this portfolio by the end of 2021.
I am hoping that this will encourage everyone not only in Canada to start your investing journey by tracking this dividend growth investing portfolio.