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Buying Bonds? Think Short Term – The Safety of Short Term Bonds

Bond funds have been out of favor these days, especially with the threat of rising interest rates. With dividend stocks paying juicy yields and returning phenomenal capital appreciation, investors have been reluctant to purchase fixed income securities. Investors forget that when times are good, that all of that can change on a dime! This week the TSX and S&P 500 are already showing signs of a correction, with some dividend stocks off 10% from their highs. This should be a reminder to investors ...

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The Lure and Dangers of High Yield Stocks – What You Need to Know

This article was published in the Canadian MoneySaver and is posted here with permission. For more information visit www.canadianmoneysaver.ca Most investors would never buy a corporate bond yielding 10%. They would understand that a high yield in this low-interest rate environment would be a risky investment. They would likely lose some or all of their investment. But many investors who do not understand the risks of high yield will buy dividend stocks paying 8% or 10%+ yields, double or triple ...

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How a Vacation Can Teach You about the Financial Markets

How a Vacation Can Teach You about the Financial Markets

The following is a guest post from Barbara Friedberg, MBA, MS. I met Barbara at the Financial Blogger Conference in Chicago, and right away I knew she was somebody to keep in touch with. I was honored when Avrom asked me to contribute to The Dividend Ninja. As a long time investor, in individual stocks, bonds, funds, ETFs, and real estate, I figured I had a lot to say. Acknowledging the Canadian origin of the site, I began reminiscing about the 5 years our family vacationed at a lovely Canadian resort ...

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How to Invest in Yourself and Reap the Dividends

Too often, when we think of investments that pay dividends, we think only of stocks. However, we sometimes forget that there is no investment that can pay dividends like an investment in yourself. If you want to increase your earning power and improve your life, it makes sense to invest in yourself. Make sure you are putting time and money into your best asset – YOU. Education One of the best investments you can make in yourself is that of education. The more you learn, the better off you’ll ...

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