Why Dividend Cuts May Be a Good Thing for Investors

Life isn’t perfect and for whatever reason, we purchase stocks we shouldn’t have bought, lured in by the high yield, or still hang on to stocks we should have sold. Investor confidence in a company can be sudden and swift. In the case of TransAlta Corp (TA) for example (which I don’t own) this was pointed out in a recent post by John Heinzl. Management decisions over the sale of the  Sundance coal plants, and the looming threat of a dividend cut have pummelled the stock price. TA closed ...

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What Is a Dividend Aristocrat? And Why You Need to Invest in Them

There is a reason why the Dividend Ninja mentions Dividend Aristocrats in his Ninja Lessons investing philosophy. They are tried and true dividend winners who have consistently provided investors with increasing dividends year in and year out. Dividend Aristocrats make a great addition to a portfolio of dividend stocks. They are a great place to start your search for the next company to add to your portfolio. What is a Dividend Aristocrat? The Dividend Aristocrats are defined by Standard &Poor’s ...

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Can You Live Off Your Dividends and Dividend Income in Retirement?

We all invest for the same end result – to sustain our retirement or lifestyle when we are older. All of us have different goals and reasons, but the end result is the same. How much can we safely withdraw from our portfolio without depleting our original investment capital? Does a primarily 100% dividend stock portfolio support a retirement income? Is it possible to live off dividends? It definitely is! Here’s what you need to earn a dividend income in retirement and live off your dividends. The ...

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How To Set and Achieve Dividend Retirement Goals

This is a guest contribution by Ben Reynolds at Sure Dividend.  Sure Dividend uses The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing to find high quality dividend growth stocks suitable for long-term holding. The ‘holy grail’ of a dividend investing is when dividend income exceeds your monthly expenses.  At this point, you are completely financially free.  You can retire (if you choose) on your own terms knowing your expenses are taken care of by your investment portfolio. It sounds so simple.  ‘Just build ...

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