My Stock Picks for 2011

Happy New Year! What would the beginning of 2011 be without a list of great stocks to invest in? I wanted to find solid blue-chips that had either been trading at their lows, were punished for lower than expected earnings, and were poised for a rally. I also wanted to look at sectors I think will do well in the coming years. Oil, technology, and big consumer food and entertainment companies could be the winners. You will notice I haven’t included any Income Trusts in my list. I certainly think ...

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Back to Basics (Fed Up with Mutual Funds)

I received an email from a reader this afternoon. Like anyone who invested in mutual funds for years, they discovered  they weren’t making money. Surprise! They wrote how “Fed up with Mutual Funds” they were, but didn’t know how to get started in Dividend Investing. There are so many questions for the new Dividend Investor. If you have been investing in mutual funds, then a lot of this can seem complex and overwhelming. But once you make the start you are well on the road to keeping your ...

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A Very Merry George Weston Christmas

Hi George, just to let you know that your shareholders were very pleased to receive your most generous surprise dividend announcement yesterday, so thanks for the early Christmas gift. Really $1 Billion is a big gift! “TORONTO, Dec. 15 /CNW/ – George Weston Limited (“Weston”) (TSX: WN) announced today that it will pay a special one-time common share dividend of $1 billion, representing $7.74751 per common share, on January 25, 2011 to all common shareholders of record at the ...

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