It’s hard to believe that January is already over, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! 2014 seems to be moving quickly.
I wanted to let readers know I’ll be back to contributing for Canadian MoneySaver in the March 2014 issue. I’m planning an in-depth post, or even series, on the key dividend metrics I use when initially screening stocks.
Although dividend investing can seem overwhelming and complicated, it really doesn’t need to be. Nor do you need to be a financial professional or CPA to make sense of it all. A few red-flags to watch out for, as well as what specific ratios to look at, can go a long way in helping you buy a dividend titan instead of a dividend dud.
I also have a 2-part series coming up looking at the Canadian Aristocrat ETF, CDZ, which I started a couple of months ago while at work. Then I’m going to dive right into some solid Canadian dividend stocks. Looks like February will be a busy month!
Canadian MoneySaver Webinar
If you missed it, last week I announced I was hosting my first webinar on the Dividend Ninja. My co-host for this webinar is Peter Hodson, who was the former chairman of Sprott Asset Management. Peter is currently the editor of the Canadian MoneySaver, and the CEO of 5i Research. I’d like to thank both Canadian MoneySaver and 5i Research for sponsoring the event:
Investing For Dividends
Tuesday May 6th, 2014
10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST)
The Weekly Lineup
There were some fantastic posts around the web this week I wanted to share with you:
First off, a big congrats goes out to Dividend Mantra, who has reached a mammoth two-million page-views on his blog. Not only that, he was able to add the additional one-million page-views in the last 7 months. That’s massive traffic, and an accomplishment to be proud of! I can’t say enough for the genuine sincerity and effort Mantra puts into his dividend portfolio and blog each and every day. He’s shared that journey with all of us – so his success is well deserved. Pretty soon he’ll have to quit his day job to keep up!
Another dividend blogger I have really enjoyed following, and who only started in September 2013, is Retire Before Dad. He wrote a great post this week titled The Elephant In My Portfolio. Of course, you’ll have to read his post and find out what company he was referring to! But I’ll give you a hint, it’s big and starts with the letter A.
It’s good to see that Vicky at Vix Money is back! Check out her recent Portfolio Update for December 2013. Vicky talks about her asset allocation, and what she holds in her registered accounts.
Over at My Own Advisor (not really my advisor), Mark had an excellent post on REITs. He discussed why he prefers to invest in REITs instead of being a landlord. An interesting post.
Here is another detailed and well written post on the SEO side of blogging. I’ve long believed that “blog carnivals” were a bad idea for generating back-links, especially within a tight blogging community. Here is the irrefutable proof that blog carnivals can hurt your blog. If you are still using this strategy to generate back-links, then you should definitely think twice.
Have a nice weekend everyone!