April has been a great month!
Last Saturday, on April 20th, I had the pleasure to be a speaker at the Canadian MoneySaver seminar – Take Control of Your Financial Future. I was delighted to meet Peter Hodson, organizer Lana, and other CMS writers as well. I especially enjoyed having the opportunity to meet and talk with Canadian MoneySaver readers. Thank you to those who came up and said hello, and for your positive feedback and support! 🙂
Next Tuesday, April 30th, I’ll be attending the Bloggers and Brands Conference, also being held here in Vancouver. I’m not a speaker at that conference, but I’m excited to make lots of new connections and get the word out on the Divided Ninja! It’s going to be interesting to connect with bloggers from other niches, as well as the conference sponsors and brands.
The Dividend Ninja Newsletter
I’m also pleased to announce I have re-launched the Dividend Ninja Newsletter! Many of you may have subscribed previously over the last couple of years. I recently sent out an email inviting you back – and have had a great response so far. Thank you to those of you who signed up! I have a new format, and new plans for the newsletter. You’ll get a monthly market wrap-up, dividend stock analysis, lots of info, and some great resources as well. Don’t miss out!
You can sign up at the subscription form at the bottom of this post, via the top sidebar, or the subscribe page. Don’t be shy, it’s free! 🙂
The Weekly Lineup
Here are some great posts from around the web!
In Stocks Will Go Down, Ben Carlson wrote an excellent post reminding investors that markets do move in both directions. Ben writes, “After the largest weekly losses of 2013 last week it’s a good time to remind ourselves that stocks can and will go down.” Ben’s blog is quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs to follow. This post is a must-read!
Dividend Mantra has been doing exceptionally well this year with his blog, and being mentioned in high-profile media. You only need to visit and see the number of comments he gets on his posts, to realize just how fascinating his journey is. In is recent post, Dividend Investing for Beginners, Mantra provides an excellent list of dividend investing resources. Check it out!
In his latest post, March 2013 Dividend Income Update, Mark explains in detail why he uses both indexing and dividend paying stocks. I like the diversified approach between using both strategies! Markets are going to go down at some point, so Mark will be covered with his strategy. He’ll get the dividend income, as well as the cushion and income from bonds. More importantly as Andrew Hallam says, those bonds will give you dry-powder, to buy cheap stocks when markets tank!
Dan Mac had a nice recap of investing in Exxon Mobil. What Dan shows in his post, is how you would have done if you invested in this giant oil company for ten and twenty year periods. If it needs repeating, another clear example of buying stalwart dividend growth companies, and holding for the long term.
Have a nice weekend everyone! 🙂