Scott Cunningham

Nov 6, 2021

3 min read

The Crypto Bull Run — Amateur Investing #19

Time for another update on my investment portfolio and my passive income journey. In this episode, I cover my regular monthly update sharing what I invest in and why. This is amateur investing at its finest!

*Disclaimer: This is not financial advice and is purely for entertainment purposes. All my stock information is 100% accurate, but my crypto data may or may not be simulated*

I share everything so you can follow everything I’m doing with 100% transparency. The point of doing all this is to show you that it’s possible and provide some sort of framework that can be followed. This isn’t financial advice, and you shouldn’t exactly replicate my investing. What you should do is figure out what works best for you and stick to the basics of dollar-cost averaging, investing in good assets, avoid liabilities, compounding interest, be frugal, buy low, and sell high.

I cover my rules for investing here: https://odysee.com/@ScottCBusiness:4/Investing:d

Here is the breakdown for my investing and budgeting templates: https://odysee.com/@ScottCBusiness:4/If-You-Want-To-Save-Money:7

Investing Spreadsheet Template Link: https://mega.nz/file/tTxwyKqB#rfTiKWibP_ur5F82JQUh7gDILI8Wpx_UbyrBuowmVGc

Income Tracking Spreadsheet Template Link: https://mega.nz/file/YXxWiShK#M5b1FwjtZxBErwHmUvFrQQzlnNsDY089XzutTKFZ4EQ

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template Link: https://mega.nz/file/pC4kxC4B#jwMG1lTlb1KCs7D43-XaSw0t-VSyWDq-W1ORiQevg0s

Below I will list everything for the monthly report:

I cover the recent stock buys I went through, share my portfolio breakdown updates, and share my thoughts on the current market. Not a lot has happened this month, I’ve just been repaying back my “borrowed” tax money. I am currently making about $169.84 a month from passive income mostly from stock dividends, crypto income, and some from music royalties. I’ve passed my goal of $150 a month on average for 2021 which will effectively cover my portion of 3 utility bills.

My portfolio is roughly rounded to about 89% crypto, 11% stocks, and less than 1% in precious metals. While I’m still earning a great deal of crypto, I am not adding more to my positions and instead saving up some money before I focus on maxing out my TFSA in 2022.

My total annual projected income from passive sources is $2038.03. $1,505.50 of those yearly profits are coming from stock dividends, about $454.31 are coming from cryptocurrency staking, I already earned about $16.38 from my RealT crypto tokenized real estate before I sold it, and $61.83 came from music royalties. My crypto income is about 3x higher than the last report now that I’m heavily focusing on it.

In my last update, my total portfolio value was $269,853.08 CAD. My current portfolio value with all my investments is $343,165. This is up about $73,300 from last month’s total value. This is great to see, and it definitely confirms my predictions previously. I still believe we are on track for a much bigger rise soon.

I earned $131.69 CAD from stock dividends, $0 CAD from crypto real estate, and $13.35 CAD from my last month of staking Hive, HBD, TRX, and MTR staking on Den.Social. In total, I have earned about $344.90 CAD from crypto and $1,245.86 CAD from stock dividends.

My portfolio in terms of stock sector breakdown is now 12% Utilities, 20% Insurance, 20% Banking, 22% Real Estate, 1% into an Investment Fund, and 25% into general ETFs. I’ve not changed anything other than buying a few more shares in an investment fund. My goal is to average about a 5% yield on my portfolio and I’m currently at an average yield of 4.70% which I’m comfortable with.

I am currently still down -8.09% on $3,000 worth of Bitcoin ETF growth stocks. The other $1,300 invested was 8% in the green and I sold it and exited WealthSimple as I’m not a fan of the exchange. For my dividend stocks, I’m up 15.61% on my $34,156 worth of dividend stocks.

For crypto, my breakdown is now 1% LBC, 3% DASH, 2% BCH, 1% LTC, 54% ETH, and 39% BTC. This is allegedly valued at $279,081 CAD at the time of writing this. I still expect the run up to happen soon and anticipate massive gains in 2021 still.

Was this helpful for you? What stocks do you invest in? Do you prefer growth investing or building passive income? Do you invest in cryptocurrencies that pay out regularly? Let me know what you think about this in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe!