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. If you’d like to guest post on the Dividend Ninja, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. 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 ...

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How to Invest in Yourself and Reap the Dividends

The following is a guest post. If you’d like to guest post on the Dividend Ninja, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. 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 ...

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Dan Bortolotti

Dan Bortolotti Interview – Debunking Dividend Myths

For those of you who don’t know Dan, he is an advocate for Index Investing, and his knowledge of this subject is extensive. His blog the Canadian Couch Potato is a fantastic resource for both the novice and experienced investor. Dan is also an accomplished author, and for more than 10 years he has contributed regular articles for Canada’s MoneySense magazine. This interview is inspired from the Debunking Dividend Myths series which Dan wrote on his blog in January and February 2011. To say the ...

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Gold Bullion Bars

Are Gold Stocks Cheap? Factors that Increase the Price of Gold

As a dividend investor, I certainly would never have considered gold stocks as a possible investment for my portfolio. In fact, I haven’t even invested in gold, and have missed the big run-up in gold bullion over the last few years. I’ve always considered gold and gold stocks as speculative investments to be avoided. However, the price of gold bullion and the share value of gold producers are not always correlated. Currently gold is only 7% off its March highs, with a troy ounce of gold currently ...

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