The Weekly Lineup: From TransCanada to Turkeys

Is it Thanksgiving weekend already? All I can say is thank goodness I’m not a turkey, otherwise my chances for survival would be slim to none this long weekend. I don’t know about you, but September was short lived and I am definitely suffering from summer withdrawals. In fact I am in full denial that summer is even over, except for the leaves on the ground and the cool crispness in the air. The more I think about it, the more I realize I need to be a snowbird – I just do better in a hot dry climate. Right now I understand its hovering around 100 Fahrenheit in Arizona – hot and dry, perfect!  Enough about my whining, it’s time for turkey, dividends, and some good reads for the Thanksgiving long weekend!! 🙂

The Weekly Lineup

MoneyCone is back, and that’s a good thing as he is an excellent writer. In the mutual fund industry, it’s all about spin. Check out his recent post on mutual fund performance in, The Fund That Beat The Market, 9 Times Since 1999.

The Dividend Apprentice just updated his site, and it looks great! He also has a post on one of his first portfolio holdings, in Performance Review: TransCanada Corp. As Rob alludes to, Canadian utilities are trading at premium, but TRP is a solid long-term buy and hold. The takeaway is buy and hold, and hold. 😉

A site I have enjoyed reading recently is – Dividend Stock Growth Investing. Dan recently posted a nice summary of U.S. companies that have raised their dividends in, Notable Dividend Increases: September 2012.

For U.S. investors, The Dividend Guy has a great resource post on the Best Online Trading discount brokers.

The Dividend Mantra is doing a great job with his portfolio and raking in the dividends. Looks like he will be able to retire at 40 no problem! I admire Mantra’s determination and discipline to build a solid retirement portfolio through dividend investing. Check out his recent Dividend Income Update – September 2012.

My Own Advisor is also doing a great job with his dividend portfolio as well, and MOA projects over 6.5K of dividend income this year. Recently he has started to scale back his DRIPs and looking at using his dividend income to pay down the mortgage – a solid investment idea. Check out his recap with September 2012 Dividend Income Update.

Retire by 40 asked Do we really need 6,340,998 to retire?

Susan Bruner looked at two Canadian dividend payers, that most investors would probably not have considered, Keyera Corp. (KEY) and Northland Power (NPI), both of which trade on the TSX.

At Finance Fox, Eddie gave a great summary of CPFC 2012 – Highlights and the Importance of Investing in Yourself and  Your Blog. No excuses next year, I’m going to CPFC13! 😉

Dividend Ninja staff writer Hank Coleman was interviewed on the Brashenomics Radio Show last week. Check out his interview with Heather Moore, Three Financial Mistakes College Students Make. Great job Hank!

Have a nice long weekend everyone! 🙂

7 Responses to “The Weekly Lineup: From TransCanada to Turkeys”

  1. Rob

    Oct 06. 2012

    Hi Ninja,

    Thanks for the mention. Have a great weekend and enjoy your turkey day!

  2. Moneycone

    Oct 07. 2012

    Oh yes, the winter blues are already here! Days getting shorter, fall (love it!), raking leaves (hate it!), snow (love it), driving in snow(hate it!). It is a love/hate relationship!

    Thanks much for the mention DN!

  3. Dividend Mantra

    Oct 07. 2012


    Hope you enjoy the holiday weekend! Get some much needed rest, buddy.

    I hear you on being a snowbird. I’m a big baby when it comes to cold weather. You may as well put diapers on me when it’s below 65 degrees F. That’s why I moved from Michigan to Florida a few years back. I’m loving it. Oh, the lack of state income taxes, world-class beaches, swaying palm trees, plethora of sunshine and pretty decent public transportation doesn’t hurt.

    Thanks for the mention. I appreciate it! Slow and steady is the name of the game with dividend growth investing.

    Best wishes!

  4. My Own Advisor

    Oct 07. 2012

    Thanks for the mention Ninja! Yeah, hard to believe October is here. Summer really flew by.

    Look at it this way, you’re that much closer to CFPC13?!

    Take care man, enjoy your weekend and chat soon,

  5. Parvinder

    Oct 15. 2012

    I enjoyed reading this roundup. Because in a single article, I could read also other great bloggers. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hank

    Oct 28. 2012

    Thanks for the mention, Ninja! I really appreciate it as always.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Oct 28. 2012

      Hank my pleasure, and great job on the interview. 😉 Welcome back btw.