The Credit Card Industry: Dividend Yields Worth Pursuing?

This is a guest post by Michael Dolen, who runs Credit Card Forum, a website for credit card deals & discussion. For many Americans and Canadians, credit cards have become a way of life. By that I don’t necessarily mean for carrying debt (most don’t) but rather using them to pay for practically everything. I definitely fall into that category… it’s not uncommon for several weeks or even months to go by without ever spending cash. From a lending perspective, that lifestyle isn’t ...

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U.S. Stocks on Sale

I’m pleased to announce I have been invited to write for Dividend Stocks Online. I’m delighted for this opportunity, and hope you will also enjoy visiting DSO and checking out their other informative posts as well: http://www.dividendstocksonline.com/blog I’ve written my first article for DSO titled U.S. Stocks on Sale, a look at five of my favourite U.S. blue chips that are currently trading at excellent price points, and worth buying (HD,PEP,PG,SYY,WMT). Here is a snippet from the post: “Earlier ...

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Why I Bought Staples Inc.

Back on May 18th, 2011, Staples Inc. (SPLS-Q) plummeted 15.4% to close at $16.63, from $19.65 per share, after missing earnings expectations. It did not recover its share price, and was again walloped with the massive market sell-off that occurred in early August. It closed to a low of $12.49 per share by August 10th, 2011. But with so many other big-blue chips on sale during those few days, and limited funds to invest, Staples was certainly not at the top of my buy list. There were many more other ...

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Investing During Market Declines

The recent and sudden market slide had nearly all investors caught off guard. Although markets appear to be rebounding, some investors are feeling stunned and discouraged. Others feel like little kids in a candy-store, buying everything in the bargain bin. For those retirees who were decimated during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, another severe market decline or double-dip recession may just be too much. According to a recent Globe & Mail article, some of the wealthiest investors have already ...

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