The Weekly Lineup: Friday the 13th Edition

Dividend Ninja RSSFeedburner Issues

This week, Feedburner sent out old feeds from the Ninja. Apparently other bloggers have reported this issue as well. So if you receive old feeds, I apologize for the inconvenience.  With my web savvy experience, I’ll find a fix for this as soon as I can ;)

 

What Happened to the TD Post?

This week I also wrote a post on TD e-series funds, and TD Waterhouse fees. My RSS subscribers would have received this post. Some of my points were not solely isolated to TD and TD Waterhouse, nor clearly presented. So I decided to pull this post and send it back to the drawing board. TD has also expressed an interest for discussion, which I think is fantastic. :) How can you not appreciate a big bank reaching out to its customers?

My Derek Foster Interview

I also had the pleasure to interview Derek Foster this morning :) Funny how that ended up on Friday the 13th. For Canadian and U.S. dividend investors, Derek certainly needs no introduction. I’m looking forward to getting that interview posted as soon as I can! It was a lot of fun and Derek’s a really good sport. The interview might be titled 13 Questions for Friday the 13th. Stay tuned!

The Weekly Lineup

Here’s what the Dividend Ninja was reading around the web this week:

  • Congratulations to both Dan Bortolotti of the Canadian Couch Potato, and Jim Yih for Retire Happy Blog, for winning the Globe and Mail’s Best of the Blogs competition! Well done guys ;)
  • Rob Carrick wrote an interesting article on the issues investors are facing with the purchase of TD e-series funds in, TD’s e-series funds: Easy to love, hard to buy.
  • The Canadian Capitalist presented the other side of the issue in TD e-Series Accounts Not Very Hard to Set Up. Either way seems some investors are indeed finding the process complicated.
  • The Canadian Capitalist also discussed that automatic wash trades now available with TD Waterhouse. A wash trade allows investors to buy and sell U.S. Stocks (for example) without incurring additional foreign exchange fees, by temporarily parking the proceeds into a U.S. Money Market Fund.  This is a real plus for those of us who hold U.S. Stocks in our RRSP’s.
  • My Own Advisor just completed his move from Blogger over to WordPress, and I think he did a fine job! Check out his new home, and don’t forget to sign up for his RSS Feed, even if you already did before. Congratulations Mark on your new virtual real-estate :)
  • Million Dollar Journey continues his excellent series on chart patterns with Stock Chart Reversal Patterns – Head and Shoulders.
  • The Dividend Boy sees the wisdom of selling his mutual funds for other investments, in Mutual Fund Sold to Raise Some Cash :)
  • Andrew Hallam has published his new book “Millionaire Teacher, the Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School.” If you’re not familiar with Andrew’s writing he is indeed a Millionaire teacher, and is a true inspiration to not only his students, but also to other investors. The book will no doubt be entertaining and informative, packed with very insightful and well researched information!  Pre-order the Millionaire Teacher Book
  • More info from the Bank NerdING Direct may be introducing a new credit card to clients. If any indication in the way ING Direct provides services, I’ll bet they introduce a really great interest rate on the card (unlike MasterCard), and maybe some extra benefits as well.
  • The Passive Income Earner wrote a great little article on When to Take Profits? Or Losses? In fact all investors should have a strategy in place, write down their rules for buying or selling. Even better something I keep meaning to do – keep an investment journal, so you know why you bought or sold a stock in the first place!
  • And lastly Pat Flynn was just offered $10 K for one of his niche sites. Gee whiz, I wish I had the same issue to worry about ;) Congratulations Pat, and I think with the site’s potential and earnings, you made the right decision not to sell!

Have a nice weekend everyone :)

5 Responses to “The Weekly Lineup: Friday the 13th Edition”

  1. Thanks for the mention. I am looking forward to read your interview of Derek Foster!

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  2. My Own Advisor

    May 13. 2011

    Thanks very much for the kind words and support Ninja!!! That was quite nice of you.

    I’m looking forward to your interview with Derek Foster.

    Have a great weekend!
    Mark

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  3. Sunny

    May 14. 2011

    An interview with Derek Foster? WOW
    Looking forward to read!

    I hope you ask him if there’s another book in the way :0)

    I don’t know for you, but I am with Google Blogger and my post of May 12 got erase and some comments as well… Technical problem at Google, it’s seemed. They mess up badly.

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  4. The Dividend Ninja

    May 14. 2011

    Hi Sunny,

    I knew you would like the Derek Foster interview! I was going to send you an email and let you know ;)

    I’ll ask him if he is writing another book, for sure. Have a nice weekend.

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  5. Dividend Mantra

    May 15. 2011

    Count me among the readers anxiously awaiting the interview publication. I always love to hear from Derek Foster.

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