The Weekly Lineup: From Ninjas to eBooks

First of all there is a new Ninja in the neighbourhood!  Justin has recently launched his new Investing Ninja site. Of course I would like to have registered this domain, but good on Justin for beating me to it. Besides his catchy Ninja logo, he has a 75 page eBook he is currently offering for FREE. You will want to download it! He has covered the top U.S. Dividend Aristocrats in detail, with a listing of the quarterly dividends paid, ex-dividend dates, as well as YOY (year over year) increase in dividends over the last six years. It’s a great resource for investing in U.S. stocks.

[easyazon-image-link asin=”B009CXTH5K” alt=”Dividend Growth: Freedom Through Passive Income Canadian Edition” src=”” align=”left” width=”175″ height=”262″]On the topic of dividend eBooks, you will certainly want to get the new Kindle eBook from the Dividend Guy, Dividend Growth: Freedom Through Passive Income.  There is both a [easyazon-link asin=”B009CXT8AY”]U.S. Edition[/easyazon-link] and a [easyazon-link asin=”B009CXTH5K”]Canadian Edition[/easyazon-link] available.

You can learn more about Mike’s eBook at Dividend Growth eBook, or view my previous post, Dividend Growth: Freedom Through Passive Income. Congratulations Mike on a job well done!

Mike has also been generous enough to provide me a guest post over on The Dividend Pig for Monday, and it’s a stellar post on a chapter from his book. Justin will be publishing a guest post here Wednesday on the Ninja to talk about his Dividend Aristocrats eBook. Thanks guys!

The Weekly Lineup

Dividend and Investing Links:

Joe at Retire by 40 had a cool guest post, on How Predictable Is The Economy?  Viewing the economic cycle is like the seasons is a great way to look at investing, and helps you keep a cool-head if you understand the basic patterns. On the other hand, Mr. Market throws unexpected wrenches into the works from time to time. 😉

The Dividend Monk did an in-depth analysis on Diageo (DEO), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of premium spirits, with a market cap of 70.32 billion USD. The Monk feels this stock is becoming overvalued, in his recent post Diageo: Expensive at Current Price.

The week previously, in Recent Buy, Dividend Mantra made the smart move of topping up his holdings of Norfolk Southern (NSC). The company missed earnings expectations and ended up declining nearly 10% in one day. Mantra took the opportunity to make a Ninja move and top up!

Blogging and Monetization Links:

Over on The Web Ninja, I wrote a post on How to Place AdSense in WordPress without a Plugin, Part-1. In this post I ran a tutorial on how to code the Top of Post Ad directly into the template files. I realize this isn’t a newbie post, but for those with some coding skills it can be a lot easier than trying to mess around with plugins.

Two epic posts this week by The Financial Blogger, who asked Is Buying a Site a Good Investment?  and Do You Have What it Takes to Make Money?

How to Get Your Business to Work for You Instead –  A stellar post earlier in the month from Pat Flynn, who discusses automation, and it’s vital role in running a successful online business.  AdSense and affiliate sales are simple examples of automation and passive income. Now that I am running three blogs, automation is becoming even more important – since it is impossible to do everything. 🙂

Have a nice weekend everyone! 🙂

3 Responses to “The Weekly Lineup: From Ninjas to eBooks”

  1. Joe @ Retire By 40

    Sep 30. 2012

    Thanks for the mention! I’m terrible at timing the market so I just concentrate on staying in the market and keeping an asset allocation that I’m comfortable with. It would be great if I can figure out when to sell. 🙂
    It was really great to meet you at FinCon.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Sep 30. 2012

      Joe, ur welcome! And it was great to meet you and your wife at FinCon12. 😉

      I also think it’s a terrible idea to try and time the market. Sticking with a conservative plan through thick and thin, and keeping your asset allocation in check is the way to go! For some that is indexing, for others its buying big blue-chips for the dividend income, and for some a combination of both.

      I’ve come to the conclusion that buying and holding a good investment is better than selling. Did I really come out ahead by selling McDonalds at $100 share? In the long run I may not have. 😉


      PS Your welcome to send me a post anytime. 😉

  2. Dividend Mantra

    Sep 30. 2012

    Thanks for the mention Ninja!

    Some great articles listed there, and I really enjoyed reading TFB’s posts. Good stuff!

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Best wishes!