First off, I wanted to thank everyone who attended the webinar last Tuesday, with the Dividend Ninja (that’s me) and Peter Hodson. There were a few technical glitches, but I hope you found value in the webinar. Most importantly, I hope you enjoyed it.
If you were unable to attend the live webinar, good news! You can view the webinar via YouTube, download the presentation slides, and leave a comment. I’d like to thank Peter and the CMS team for the opportunity.
Also, if you are already a Canadian MoneySaver subscriber, be sure to look for my recent article in the May 2014 issue, Four Key Dividend Metrics You Need to Know. This is a brief introduction to four dividend metrics, to help you screen out a dividend titan from a dividend dud.
Top Canadian Blogs
Over at Modest Money Jeremy is running the Top Canadian Finance Blogs 2014 Final Round. I feel honored to have made it to the final top-10 round, and of course could sure use your vote! The top Canadian finance blog will be announced on Canada Day, July 1st, 2014. Thanks everyone!
Fellow blogger Ben Carlson made it to Yahoo Finance! In his article, Fleeting sector leadership making it difficult for managers to outperform, Ben looks at sector rotation. More importantly he shows how random the patterns really are, and how impossible it would be to predict sector rotation. As one of the comments said, “reminds me of the roulette wheel.”
What was most interesting in the comments, was the number of readers who firmly believe predicting sector rotation is a valid strategy. Any pattern can be established after the fact, but can you really predict the market (sector rotation) ahead of time? Forget that random “strategy”. I’ll just buy-and-hold for the long term, and let the market do the work. Great job Ben!
The Weekly Lineup
Here are some great reads from around the web:
The Passive Income Earner had an epic post on the Best Canadian REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts). This is a must-read article for anyone interested in the sector, or holding Canadian REITs.
Over at Dividend Ladder, my friend Zach just launched a new eBook title Smart Dividend Investing. It looks like a great guide for those interested in starting out with dividend investing. I plan to peruse the eBook this weekend, and have a review in the next couple of weeks.
At Dividend Growth Stock Investing, Dan covered 10 Companies Announcing Dividend Increases April 2014 .
As well as his informative blog posts, Dan also has a new membership service he is offering called Dividend Growth Insider.
On the Outlier Model, staff writer Taylor had a great post on How to Start a Side Hustle in 15 Minutes.
At Critical Financial, Melissa Batai asks Is Minimalism the Key to Happiness? This is an interesting post that asks the question, do you really need everything you own to be fulfilled and happy?
Here was an interesting article from John Chow, Google AdSense Bans Publishers So They Don’t Have to Pay Them. Whether the open-letter by a former Google employee is accurate or not, you may find it quite interesting.
Last but not least, an awesome $500 cash giveaway, brought to you by Canadian MoneySaver!
Have a nice weekend everyone!