Passive Income: Turn $10,000 Into a $800 a Year Income Stream

There are a lot of cheap stocks generating huge income on the TSX today. $10000 dollars in stocks like Keyera Corp. (TSX:KEY) will give you over $800 in passive income each year.

| More on:
Oil pumps against sunset

Image source: Getty Images

The current market reality is more deceptive than at any time since the tech bubble of the late 1990s. Markets, general market indices, seem very expensive. After all, even the TSX is starting to approach all-time high territory after crossing 16000 once again. Looking at these numbers, stocks can start to seem pretty unreasonable.

In reality, though, indices in Canada are beginning to resemble American markets in more ways than one. Not only are they shooting much higher than the economic conditions seem to warrant, but Canadian indices are also being powered by a few tech stocks. 

Luckily for investors focused on value and income, there are still plenty of stocks to buy that are reasonably priced for the economic conditions. In this article, I will give you two stocks that will generate about $800 in passive income a year on a $10,000 investment.


Oil stocks have been terrible performers for years, which is ironically positive for investors with the cash to invest. Stocks like Pembina Pipeline Corp. (TSX:PPL)(NYSE:PBA) and Keyera Corp. (TSX:KEY) are very cheap at this level. These companies are great value propositions if you are looking to pay reasonable prices for strong cash flows.

Oil stocks are in the doldrums, but both Keyera and Pembina are both still quite profitable. They have exposure to different commodities, with Keyera primarily focused on transporting natural gas and Pembina operating oil transportation pipelines. 

These stocks are very cheap on a trailing price to earnings (P/E) basis and on a price to book valuation. Pembina currently trades at just 12 times trailing earnings and Keyera at nine times earnings. On a price to book basis, Pembina is trading at 1.3 times book value and Keyera at 1.5 times book. While this valuation is not the screaming cheap value we saw in March, it is still quite reasonable.


The reason you buy these stocks is to generate strong, long-term cash flows from these dividend growers. At the time of this writing, Pembina pays a dividend yield of about 7.5% and Keyera yields about 9%. This gives investors an average yield of about 8%, or about $800 a year on a $10000 investment. These dividends are paid out monthly, generating predictable income that can supplement your income needs.

Both of these companies are dividend growers with a long history of increases. Keyera last raised its dividend by 7% in August of 2019. Pembina also raised its dividend in January 2020 by 5%. Investors will have to watch to see if dividends continue to go higher this year given the depressed oil prices.

Cautionary notes

These are great investments that I am buying at these levels. However, there are issues that investors need to keep in mind before buying. First and foremost, these stocks are capital intensive and debt-heavy businesses. Leverage does make them susceptible to price shocks.

Most of their earnings come in the form of long-term contracts, so they do have some cash flow visibility. However, these contracts still depend on producers actually shipping oil and gas through the pipelines.

There is also the risk of more economies moving toward renewable energy. If there is less demand or even no demand, oil companies will not need pipelines. At the moment, I don’t believe this is an issue but investors should consider this possibility before making a decision.

The Foolish takeaway

Putting $10000 into Keyera and Pembina will pay off over the coming years. They are cheap, have great yields, and still may have excellent capital gains. If you want to generate solid passive income from two excellent companies, these are two that you can own today.

This article represents the opinion of the writer, who may disagree with the “official” recommendation position of a Motley Fool premium service or advisor. We’re Motley! Questioning an investing thesis — even one of our own — helps us all think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer, so we sometimes publish articles that may not be in line with recommendations, rankings or other content.

Fool contributor Kris Knutson owns shares of KEYERA CORP and PEMBINA PIPELINE CORPORATION. The Motley Fool recommends KEYERA CORP and PEMBINA PIPELINE CORPORATION.

More on Dividend Stocks

TFSA and coins
Dividend Stocks

TFSA Investors: How to Earn $2,500 Per Year on $40,000

Investors have an opportunity to secure high yields while reducing risk in their TFSA portfolios.

Read more »

Path to retirement
Dividend Stocks

Retirement Wealth: 2 Top Dividend Stocks for TFSA Investors

Parking a sizable portion of your savings in reliable dividend stocks is a time-tested wealth-building strategy appropriate for a wide…

Read more »

Senior Couple Walking With Pet Bulldog In Countryside
Dividend Stocks

CPP Disability Benefits: Are You Eligible?

Fortis Inc (TSX:FTS) stock could provide you with passive income if you can't get CPP disability benefits.

Read more »

data analytics, chart and graph icons with female hands typing on laptop in background
Dividend Stocks

2 of the Best Canadian Dividend Stocks to Buy in September 2023

These two of the best Canadian stocks could help you receive dividend income, even in difficult economic environments.

Read more »

Canadian Dollars
Dividend Stocks

TFSA Passive Income: 3 Amazing Stocks That Earn $1,600/Year

Are you looking how to earn $1,600 a year tax-free? These three Canadian stocks are a good bet for passive…

Read more »

Dollar symbol and Canadian flag on keyboard
Dividend Stocks

2 Great Canadian Dividend Stocks to Buy Now for High Yields

TC Energy and Bank of Nova Scotia are good examples of top TSX stocks paying attractive dividends that should continue…

Read more »

Man considering whether to sell or buy
Dividend Stocks

DND Stock: Buy, Sell, or Hold?

DND stock (TSX:DND) fell by 17% after producing earnings that once again fell below analyst estimates. But does that mean…

Read more »

question marks written reminders tickets
Dividend Stocks

SNC Stock Changes Name, But Is it Enough?

SNC (TSX:SNC) stock made it official and is breaking from the past, rebranding with a new name. But is it…

Read more »