The Volcker Rule
From the Globe & Mail this week, an interesting article about Canada raising the alarm over the proposed Volcker Rule. This is significant and wide sweeping legislation in the U.S. It is meant to help reform many of the speculative investment practices that emerged during the 2008 and 2009 financial crisis. One problem is the Volcker Rule legislation does not necessarily apply to U.S. banks and U.S securities. So many countries including Canada are claiming foul play!
Ninja Posts around the Web
If you missed it, I wrote a guest post for Young and Thrifty on creating passive active website income. It was a lively post with over 50 comments (though half were mine). The article was titled, Website Income vs Dividend Stocks: Which One Comes Out On Top? I really had a lot of fun hanging out on Y&T, and I had even more fun hijacking her comments for two days. Thanks Y&T!
I was also accepted into the Guest Authorship Program at BankNerd.ca. I wrote my first post for them on Valentine’s Day, titled, Should You Contribute To Your RRSP or TFSA?. This is a high profile Canadian site, and I’d say my first article with them went pretty well… Thanks Bank Guru!
Other Posts around the Web
I’ve really enjoyed reading Vix’s Money. This young lady is amassing a solid portfolio of ETFs with a sound asset allocation model. I also like Vicky’s back to basics approach. She started this blog to help her friends and family “to become more financially-savvy and develop a better relationship with money.” You can view her most recent portfolio update and Part-2 of her Exchange Traded Funds series. This blog is worth adding to your weekly reading list!
My Own Advisor (not really my advisor) asks What would you do with $1,000? I liked Young and Thrifty’s comment when she suggested adding an extra zero or two at the end.
The Passive Income Earner has strayed (just for a week) from his dividend roots – and gone into the world of foreign currencies. He wrote a couple of interesting posts, one of which on the Norbert’s Gambit (the what?).
Back in early February, Finance Fox wrote a great article on not getting stressed out about market declines, in the Stock Market Will Always Bounce Back. Sorry for taking so long to link to this post Eddie!
The Dividend Monk is launching a monthly newsletter. As his dividend stock analyses are the best around, I think this one newsletter you should add to your reading list!
The Ninja was also featured In…
The Dividend Ninja was also featured in the following websites and finance carnivals. Thank you!
- Yakezie Carnival at 101 Centavos (awesome job!)
- Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money
- Totally Money at Faith Money Values
- Carnival of Wealth at Control Your Cash
- Carnival of Financial Planning at 20’s Finances
- Carnival of Retirement at My Retirement Blog
Have a great weekend everyone!