Supercharge Your Dividends with Covered Calls

The following is a guest post from Gavin at Options Trading IQ. If you’d like to guest post on the Dividend Ninja, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. Investing for dividends is one of the best strategies you can follow as a long term investor, and there is an abundance of fantastic advice here on The Dividend Ninja. In the never ending search for yield, is there more that we can be doing to increase our returns? Absolutely! Covered calls are a great tool to add to any dividend ...

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XBB vs XSB Annual Returns


Written by Vicky at Vix Money. I personally hold both XBB and XSB (I told you my portfolio is messy!), and I am curious to see how they stack up against each other. XSB, iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund, seeks to replicate the performance of the DEX Short Term Bond Index. It was introduced on November 20, 2000, and holds bonds that are issued domestically in Canada by all levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal) as well as corporate bonds. The main difference between XSB and ...

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How to DRIP Husky Energy (HSE)

Back in March I purchased shares of Husky Energy (HSE), and wrote a detailed post on my reasons for buying this diversified oil and gas producer. Husky has also been one of my stock picks for the Dividend Growth Index.  With its generous dividend yield of 4.9%, low payout ratio of 50%, and low debt levels, it’s no wonder investors are interested in the company. Since that post, I’ve received a few emails from readers who are confused how to DRIP their shares. The confusion arises once the trade ...

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