The Dividend Growth Index – Q2 2012

For those readers who are new to the Dividend Ninja, this is a regular series on the Dividend Growth Index (DGI). Rather than a stock picking contest, the DGI is a collaborative effort among eight dividend investors choosing three stocks each, and following these companies over the long term. For those who are already following, this is the third quarterly update for the 9 month period, since the project was launched last September. If you’re unfamiliar with the DGI, then these two introductory ...

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How to DRIP Husky Energy (HSE)

Back in March I purchased shares of Husky Energy (HSE), and wrote a detailed post on my reasons for buying this diversified oil and gas producer. Husky has also been one of my stock picks for the Dividend Growth Index.  With its generous dividend yield of 4.9%, low payout ratio of 50%, and low debt levels, it’s no wonder investors are interested in the company. Since that post, I’ve received a few emails from readers who are confused how to DRIP their shares. The confusion arises once the trade ...

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Ninja’s 2012 Canadian Stock Picks – Part 1

For the year ending December 31st 2011, investing was a mixed bag. International stocks were a loss; over -14.4% (using Vanguard’s VEU ETF) and European stocks alone were down nearly -12%. The U.S. markets performed much better. U.S. investors, especially dividend investors, saw substantial increases in the equity component of their portfolio. The return of the S&P 500 was relatively flat, but the DOW returned a positive 5.5%. Looking at Canada, The TSX was down over -8.7% for 2011. However ...

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The Dividend Growth Index – Q4 2011

For those readers who are new to the Dividend Ninja, I wanted to introduce you to the Dividend Growth Index (DGI). For those who are already following, this is the first quarterly update since we launched the project in September 2011. What is the Dividend Growth Index? Back in September 2011, the Dividend Guy came up with an excellent idea. Rather than his usual stock picking contest, which he did anyway, he decided to setup a dividend index created by eight dividend investors. The idea was that ...

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