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Ultimate Goal

4 Jul

Hypothetically speaking, can one build a stock portfolio that is sustainable to churn out $20,000 per year in distribution/dividends to stop working and live off the dividends from your stocks?

I’ve been leisurely reading Derek Foster’s “Stop Working, Here’s How You Can!”  At the end of his book, he constructed a sample stock  portfolio where he collects $18,845 per year in distribution/dividends deprived from his original investment cost of $103,500.

Can I replicate his method in this day and age?

Let’s say I just invested the whole $103,500 into one of my high yielding stocks in today’s stock prices:

BPF.UN– $103,500/17.47= 5924 shares @ 1.20= $7108.80/yr
BMO– $103,500/57.77= 1791 shares @ 2.80= $5014.80/yr
KEG.UN– $103,500/14.04= 7372 shares @ 0.96= $7077.12/yr
IPL.UN– $103,500/19.27= 5371 shares @ 1.08= $5800.68/yr
CHE.UN– $103,500/15.85= 6530 shares @ 1.20= $7836.00/yr

Even if I did find a cheaper stock like PGF which is yielding about 12.79% at the moment.  I still wouldn’t be able to make it to my $18,845/yr goal:

PGF– $103,500/6.57= 15753 shares @ 0.84= $13232.52/yr

This just means I have to construct at least a $250K plus portfolio to realistically support the $20k per year in distributions/dividends.  That is a big feat to accomplish.  Currently, I am collecting around $275 per month.  I have a long ways to go before I hit my ultimate goal of working as a sole investor/trader.

Alternatively, trading stocks is more lucrative if you know how to time your trades to the tee.  One can easily reap the rewards faster with the daily swings of the market…

I’ve been inactive for the past month.  It’s time for me to shake off the bad trades in May and start anew!