Ninja’s 2012 Canadian Stock Picks – Part 2

Last week I covered the first half of my 2012 Canadian Stock Picks . I covered three of my favourite companies I’ve had on my watch list for quite awhile, Husky Energy (HSE-T), Telus Communications (T-T and TU-N), and Corby Distilleries (CDL.A-T). This week I continue with my other picks, all in the financial sector. Unless noted, the following companies trade on the TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange). AGF Management (AGF.B) If you invest in Canadian mutual funds, then you will be quite familiar with ...

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Ninja’s 2012 Canadian Stock Picks – Part 1

For the year ending December 31st 2011, investing was a mixed bag. International stocks were a loss; over -14.4% (using Vanguard’s VEU ETF) and European stocks alone were down nearly -12%. The U.S. markets performed much better. U.S. investors, especially dividend investors, saw substantial increases in the equity component of their portfolio. The return of the S&P 500 was relatively flat, but the DOW returned a positive 5.5%. Looking at Canada, The TSX was down over -8.7% for 2011. However ...

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The Dividend Growth Index – Q4 2011

For those readers who are new to the Dividend Ninja, I wanted to introduce you to the Dividend Growth Index (DGI). For those who are already following, this is the first quarterly update since we launched the project in September 2011. What is the Dividend Growth Index? Back in September 2011, the Dividend Guy came up with an excellent idea. Rather than his usual stock picking contest, which he did anyway, he decided to setup a dividend index created by eight dividend investors. The idea was that ...

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