Well, nothing seems to stop the stock markets right now. Major U.S. indexes are making new ATHs almost on a daily basis. Certainly it's nice to see your portfolio value going only upward, but to be honest I would prefer lower stock prices. Then again, I'm not able to determine the direction of markets. So, I just keep following my strategy. I have added more shares to my existing positions in Agrium Inc (AGU.TO), Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN.TO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), The Coca-Cola Company (KO), Medtronic plc (MDT) and Xcel Energy Inc (XEL).
And the second month of 2017 already finished, let's see if I have made any progress when it comes to dividend income. During February 2016 I managed to collect $115.82. Since then one stock, HCP Inc (HCP), has left my portfolio. But actually it was my biggest payer in February last year, so clearly I had some patching work to do. Fortunately it looks like the work succeeded pretty well. In total 13 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of February 2016 and 2017 dividends: