The Weekly Lineup: Just Some Great Posts!

Dividend NinjaAs mentioned in my previous post, I will be speaking at the Take Control of Your Financial Future Seminar, on behalf of the Canadian MoneySaver Magazine.  The seminar will be held in Vancouver, April 20th, 2013, at the University of British Columbia. Five other CMS writers are also presenting. If you live in Vancouver or visiting, then be sure to come and check the seminar out!  🙂

Here are some notable reads from around the web this week:

Canadian MoneySaver editor Peter Hodson wrote a great post on the reasons why you shouldn’t sell a stock just because it went up in value. In what to Do?? Peter outlines all the reasons not to sell. As the previous Chairman and Senior Portfolio Manager at Sprott Asset Management, his advice carries weight. 😉

Dividend Mantra discussed in detail the split of one of his favourite core holdings, Abbott Labs, in reconsidering Abbott Labs (ABT) And AbbVie (ABBV). There is a synergy that works with all components of a company and which gives it an economic moat. Splitting those parts loses that synergy, and is like breaking apart a machine. Companies do not make a move like this unless they absolutely need to. Usually, a company will spin-off it’s less profitable division into a new company and retain the core company.

Dividend Growth Investor had a superb list of the U.S. dividend achievers and dividend aristocrats in, the dividend kings list keeps expanding. When companies continue to raise their dividends after a half-century or more of business, you can be certain you are buying a solid company.

Ever notice that when AAPL stock goes down, RIM stock goes up, and vice versa?  People are pretty stoked about BlackBerry 10 right now, and RIM looks poised for more gains. Has Apple reached its Peak? Is RIM a turnaround company? Check out this post from Barel Karsan on Apple As The New RIM.

The world of tech never seems to stop changing. The Passive Income Earner asked an interesting question about the stability of the Telecom sector, in Is Netflix The Next Cable Model?

Eddie over at Finance Fox just got his blog redesigned, and it’s looking real sharp!  Be sure to check out the new look. He could also use some more Facebook likes if you’re inclined.

Have a nice weekend everyone! 🙂

4 Responses to “The Weekly Lineup: Just Some Great Posts!”

  1. Dividend Mantra

    Jan 27. 2013


    Thanks for including me!

    Congratulations on speaking at the Financial Future seminar. That’s fantastic!

    I took your advice and remembered not to fall in love with my stocks. I sold off ABBV and ABT, taking a 55% gain. I’ll reinvest elsewhere.

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    Best wishes.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Jan 27. 2013

      Mantra, thanx for the congrats! 🙂 I’m both excited to be speaking at the seminar, and of course I will have some nerves as well. It’s a new move for me. LOL 😉

      I think it was a tough choice with ABT. I would have sold ABBV without any hesitation becuase of the smaller capitilization and inherent risk in the pharmecutical and patent industry. No regrets on that one.

      For ABT I also would have been 50/50 on it. I may have sold it also, part of it, or put a stop-loss on it. But at least you are selling ABT after it has had a good run up – so you are walking away with a nice profit. Remember when I sold MCD and bought again? You may also have that opportunity with ABT to buy again.

      One rule of thumb that has served me well, is if a stock causes you greif or anxiety, no matter how long you have held it, or for whatever reason – let it go. There is probably a good unerlying reason why, 🙂


  2. Thanks for the mention! Always a pleasure to be featured by the Ninja 🙂

    3 days after my post on Netflix, the stock was up 60% … was it me 🙂