The Dividend Growth Index – August 2012 Update

Update: For the Dividend Growth Index – sold position in Staples Inc. (SPLS) on missed earnings and low margins, and purchased a position in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). The Office Sector Slump While stock markets are on a tear since their declines in May this year, the office supplies retail sector has not been doing so well. Sales, profits and revenues have been declining , leaving the office supply retail sector in a bind. Take the smaller player in the industry Office Depot (ODP), with ...

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Three US Stocks for your RRSP

US Stocks do not receive the dividend tax credit, and US dividend income is fully taxed unregistered or in a TFSA. So holding US Stocks inside your RRSP makes good sense.  Some of the big US blue chips also pay reasonable dividends of 3.00% or more, are deemed safer than the US Dollar,  and  raise their dividends annually. In addition the dividend yield on these blue chips is higher than the current rate for GIC’s and government bonds. I’ve picked three of the Dividend Cadillacs for ...

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