Grrrr its cold here! An arctic-front has been pushing down creating less than pleasant temperatures in the -1 to -8 degree Celsius range. Of course that’s nothing compared to other regions in Canada. One advantage to these arctic fronts is they usually bring a dry crispness to the air and lots of sunshine. That makes a nice change from the usual grey and rainy weather we usually get in Vancouver. That weather front is about to change next week though, with an impending snowfall on Tuesday. Man I wish I was a snow bird!
Work has been busy this week, and demanding as well. But that didn’t stop me from seeing what was happening around the blogosphere. Here are some great reads around the web, which caught my eye this week:
A really nice post over at Retire Before Dad, looking at Santa’s Dividend Stock Portfolio. This is a great way to break down the retail sector, and dividend paying companies most influenced during the Christmas ...
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A few weeks ago, Mark reached out me to let me know he was starting a new series on his finance blog, My Own Advisor. The series was going to discuss the portfolios and investment strategies of various bloggers and financial experts. He called the series What’s In Your Portfolio?
Mark wanted to ask various bloggers and financial experts what’s in their portfolios. More specifically, he wanted to find out what their investing goals were, learn about their investing strategies, and uncover some of their portfolio holdings. Mark asked me if I was interested in partaking, and of course I said yes!
This week I had the pleasure to be the third blogger featured in Mark’s series. Here is a snippet:
“From an investment point of view, high quality dividend paying stocks and bond ETFs give me consistent cash flow. I don’t need to worry about what the stock market is doing, whether it’s breaking record highs or falling like a knife. ...
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Written by Ben Carlson
One of the biggest fears investors have right now, is that interest rates will rise substantially from their current historically low levels. Many believe this inevitable interest rate increase could lead to the underperformance of dividend paying stocks.
Bonds are directly impacted by an increase in rates, but other income producing investments such as REITs, preferred stocks and dividend stocks could also be adversely affected. See my previous post - The Risks of High Yielding Investments.
Since bond yields have been so low for so long now, dividend stocks have enjoyed a strong rise and have probably attracted many yield hungry investors. This has the potential to push up the prices on some of these dividend stocks to overvalued levels. This could be what we are currently seeing happening to U.S. dividend stocks. This is a topic I covered in more detail, in Are U.S. Dividend Stocks Overpriced?
According to Mebane ...
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This post is not a paid advertisement, and is written to help bring awareness to CIBC Miracle Day on Wednesday December 4th, 2013. Show your support and make a difference in the lives of Canadian children and their families.
What is Miracle Day?
Miracle Day is an initiative with CIBC and CIBC Wood Gundy employees that dates back to 1984. The concept was simple. Branch manager Timothy Miller, along with a group of investment advisors at the 42nd Street branch, decided to donate their commissions for one day of business to children’s charities:
“CIBC Miracle Day is an employee-driven fundraiser that started at a Wood Gundy branch in 1984. Every year, on the first Wednesday in December, CIBC’s wholesale banking employees and participating CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors donate their fees and commissions to help kids in need.”1
Little did Mr. Miller and the 42nd Street advisors realize back then, that their initiative would ...
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I’m delighted to announce a guest-post from a long time Dividend Ninja reader. A couple of weeks ago, Steve received my newsletter issue on DRIPs and SPPs.
He pointed out to me, that as well as transfer agents such as Computershare, another option for dividend investing partial shares is through ShareOwner. I wasn’t familiar with the service, so asked him more about it. It seemed to be a good alternative to Computershare.
One thing led to another, and I asked Steve if he would be willing to write about ShareOwner, as he was familiar with using the service. Please welcome Steve and for the time he has taken to contribute and share his experience with Dividend Ninja readers…
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A couple of years back when I was developing a strategy for teaching my teenage daughter about dividend investing, I faced a dilemma. I wanted to invest a relatively small amount of money, less than 10K, to build a portfolio of dividend paying companies. Yet ...
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