Happy New Year everyone, and I hope you had a great holiday!
The 2012 Christmas rally has continued into 2013, and markets look poised for more gains next week. Contrary to the Mayan Calendar, the world did not end on December, 21st 2012. The Fiscal Cliff media frenzy turned out to be a dud for bargain hunting dividend investors, with markets continuing to rise. I’m not planning to enter into any new positions right now, and am for the most part just accumulating cash from dividends and other distributions.
There were some great posts around the web, and I wanted to share my favourites with you this week:
The Dividend Guy, with so much free time on his hands, just put out another eBook, Best 2013 Dividend Stocks. You’ll want to download yourself a copy. Mike gives his recommendations for 20 U.S. and 10 Canadian dividend paying stocks. The free download expires today, but it’s only $2.99 to download.
Many dividend investors have been loading up on shares of Intel (INTC) over the last few years, with its high yield and strong balance sheet. However, the tech landscape has been shifting away from PC’s into the mobile marketplace. It’s going to be quite interesting to see in 2013, how Intel is able to adapt and continue to prosper. Dividend Growth Investor gives his view in, Is Intel Corporation the Ultimate Value Trap for Investors?
Dan over at Dividend Growth Investing continues with his excellent monthly roundup of companies raising their dividends, in Notable Dividend Increases: December 2012.
Another article by Dividend Growth Investor, where he gives an overview of the Best Dividend Stocks for 2013, and Beyond.
In The Best of My Own Advisor – 2012, Mark gave a detailed summary of his best posts throughout 2012. Well done Mark, and keep up the good work!
The Passive Income Earner, also had a weekly roundup, and laid out his RRSP optimization plan for 2013. Although I prefer to contribute to the TFSA first, this is an excellent strategy to maximize your tax-refund. Be sure to check out his post, and see how he maximizes his tax-refund via the RRSP.
Also be sure to check out DIY Investor, with My Best Stock Market Tip for 2013.
Have a nice weekend everyone!