The Risks of High Yielding Investments that Investors Need to Know

The following is a guest post from Ben Carlson at A Wealth of Common Sense. Ben writes about personal finance, investments, investor psychology and using your common sense to manage your money.  You can follow him on Twitter (@awealthofcs). If you missed part one of my series on rising interest rates, please read What Happens to Bonds When Interest Rates Rise. Rising Interest Rates Affect on High Yield Investments Rising interest rates are a hot topic in the ever changing investment landscape ...

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Dividend Investing – Telecom, Real Estate and Energy

The following is a guest post by Donald Dony, who is the technical analyst and author behind the Technical Speculator. If you’d like to guest post on the Dividend Ninja, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. Bell Aliant: 7.11% The telecom giant has gone through a much needed transformation over the last few years.  From multiple mergers to restructuring the company into deferent components, the company has transformed its self into a communication company giant. Based in Atlantic ...

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Be Fraud Aware: Protect Your Money

This post has been written on behalf of the B.C. Securities Commission, to bring awareness to the – Be Fraud Aware app. Investment fraud isn’t something we consider until it is on the front-page news and media. But investment fraud is more common place than unsuspecting investors may realize. A 2012 National Investment Fraud Vulnerability Report, commissioned by the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), found that 1-in-5 Canadians aged 50 plus, are vulnerable to a potentially fraudulent ...

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Bad day in the market with mutual funds

Why Canadians Should Avoid Mutual Funds

This article was originally published on The Dividend Pig, as part of the Financial Literacy Day campaign, in Why You Should Avoid Mutual Funds. According to Andrew Hallam, from Millionaire Teacher, Canadians are in the last spot at 18 out of 18, paying the highest mutual fund fees in the entire world! (Millionaire Teacher, pg.54) Back in November, as part of the Financial Literacy Day campaign, I wrote about why you should start investing now. My point was to show how easily a nominal $25 per week ...

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