Investing In Kids – CIBC Miracle Day

This post is not a paid advertisement, and is written to help bring awareness to CIBC Miracle Day on Wednesday December 4th, 2013. Show your support and make a difference in the lives of Canadian children and their families. What is Miracle Day? Miracle Day is an initiative with CIBC and CIBC Wood Gundy employees that dates back to 1984. The concept was simple. Branch manager Timothy Miller, along with a group of investment advisors at the 42nd Street branch, decided to donate their commissions ...

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Helping My Daughter Through ShareOwner

I’m delighted to announce a guest-post from a long time Dividend Ninja reader. A couple of weeks ago, Steve received my newsletter issue on DRIPs and SPPs. He pointed out to me, that as well as transfer agents such as Computershare, another option for dividend investing partial shares is through ShareOwner. I wasn’t familiar with the service, so asked him more about it. It seemed to be a good alternative to Computershare. One thing led to another, and I asked Steve if he would be willing to write ...

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U.S. Stock Market

Are U.S. Dividend Stocks Overpriced?

Written by Ben Carlson US dividend stocks have had a great run.  They outperformed during the 2000-2002 bear market.  They held their own in the ensuing bull market of 2003-2007. They have also made great investments since the 2008 downturn and subsequent recovery. Since 2008, as measured by the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), US dividend stocks are outperforming the S&P 500 by nearly 25% through the end of October. This is quite a nice run for an investment that is generally considered to ...

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Better Late Than Never: How to Save for Retirement After 40

Once people reach their mid fifties, they finally start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s around this time that they start to plan for what they’ll do once they retire, imagining lazy afternoons on the golf course or having lunch with friends. They often envision the trips they’ll take with spouses and all the wonderful extra time they’ll spend with their family. But what if you haven’t started saving yet? What if you’re in your forties and had to ...

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