The Weekly Lineup: From Valentines to Volcker

The Volcker Rule



From the Globe & Mail this week, an interesting article about Canada raising the alarm over the proposed Volcker Rule. This is significant and wide sweeping legislation in the U.S. It is meant to help reform many of the speculative investment practices that emerged during the 2008 and 2009 financial crisis. One problem is the Volcker Rule legislation does not necessarily apply to U.S. banks and U.S securities. So many countries including Canada are claiming foul play!

Ninja Posts around the Web

If you missed it, I wrote a guest post for Young and Thrifty on creating passive active website income. It was a lively post with over 50 comments (though half were mine). The article was titled, Website Income vs Dividend Stocks: Which One Comes Out On Top? I really had a lot of fun hanging out on Y&T, and I had even more fun hijacking her comments for two days. Thanks Y&T!

I was also accepted into the Guest Authorship Program at I wrote my first post for them on Valentine’s Day, titled, Should You Contribute To Your RRSP or TFSA?. This is a high profile Canadian site, and I’d say my first article with them went pretty well… Thanks Bank Guru!

Other Posts around the Web

Are you looking for the best dividend stocks? Take a look at DSO’s stock ratings on their high yield dividend stocks list.

I’ve really enjoyed reading Vix’s Money. This young lady is amassing a solid portfolio of ETFs with a sound asset allocation model. I also like Vicky’s back to basics approach. She started this blog to help her friends and family “to become more financially-savvy and develop a better relationship with money.” You can view her most recent portfolio update and Part-2 of her Exchange Traded Funds series. This blog is worth adding to your weekly reading list!

My Own Advisor (not really my advisor) asks What would you do with $1,000?  I liked Young and Thrifty’s comment when she suggested adding an extra zero or two at the end. 🙂

The Passive Income Earner has strayed (just for a week) from his dividend roots – and gone into the world of foreign currencies. He wrote a couple of interesting posts, one of which on the Norbert’s Gambit (the what?).

Back in early February, Finance Fox wrote a great article on not getting stressed out about market declines, in the Stock Market Will Always Bounce Back. Sorry for taking so long to link to this post Eddie!

The Dividend Monk is launching a monthly newsletter. As his dividend stock analyses are the best around, I think this one newsletter you should add to your reading list!

The Ninja was also featured In…

The Dividend Ninja was also featured in the following websites and finance carnivals. Thank you!

Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂

12 Responses to “The Weekly Lineup: From Valentines to Volcker”

  1. Vicky

    Feb 18. 2012

    Hey Ninja! Thanks again for the mention!

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Feb 19. 2012

      Vicky, my pleasure! Your blog is an excellent read, informative, and educational too! 🙂

  2. Matt @ Dividend Monk

    Feb 18. 2012

    I really appreciate the kind words and the link, Ninja.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Feb 19. 2012

      Matt, my pleasure! I’m really looking forward to reading your newsletter. When I’m looking to purchase a stock, I’ll also head to your site to get some background info as well 😉


  3. Eddie

    Feb 19. 2012


    Thanks for the mention, and more importantly sticking to your word.

    Keep up the good work!


    • The Dividend Ninja

      Feb 19. 2012

      Eddie, it was a great post! It only took me 2-3 weeks to link to this LOL 🙂


  4. My Own Advisor

    Feb 19. 2012

    Thanks for the mention Ninja!

    A future post will be, what if you had a $1 million 🙂

    Ah, dare to dream….

  5. youngandthrifty

    Feb 20. 2012

    Thank you for the guest post! Again, my brain and mental capacity thanks you (been stuck writing a paper all weekend).

    Thanks for commenting too- I love interacting with the readers and I chimed in for a few of them (and hijacked your comments lol)

    Agree about the active income thing for blogging though. Man, if I worked it out to $/hour it wouldn’t be very much that’s for sure.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Feb 20. 2012

      Hey Y&T I had so much fun writing that post, and even more fun hosting it on your site! 🙂 Lots of feedback and interaction with readers too!

      That worked out well, you were busy with a paper, and I had a post ready to go! 🙂 A win win for both of us.

      Dividend Ninja

  6. My Own Advisor

    Feb 20. 2012

    Wow, over 700 readers. Only a couple hundred behind you! 🙂

    Great stuff Ninja, just thought I’d comment on that.


  7. Jai Catalano

    Feb 20. 2012

    I am happy you included 20’s Finance… Smart guy in many more ways than one.