Below is our dividend portfolio. We hold dividend paying stocks in RRSPs, TFSAs and regular accounts. All REITs and income trusts are held in TFSAs for tax efficiency purposes. All US stocks and ADRs are held in RRSPs to take advantage of the tax treaty between Canada and USA.
The dividend stocks that we own fall into the following categories:
- Dividend growers. These are companies that have increased dividend year after year. Some of the companies on the list have increased their dividends for over 20 years. The yearly dividend increase is significant because this is a way to keep up with inflation.
- High income stocks. These are companies that pay over 5% dividend yield. Most of them have slower dividend growth than dividend growers.
For those positions that the dividend received is enough to purchase addition share(s), we enroll in synthetic DRIP to maximize the power of compounding.
We are currently investing in 63 companies and 2 index ETF.