Category: General Dividend – Most Popular
by | Posted 12.11.2012 | Post Comment (No Comments)

e companies rushing their year-end dividend to avoid the fiscal cliff or is it just a last kiss goodbye to their payouts? For the first time in 20 months, funds invested in Dividend ETFs are droppping For the first time since many years, several companies are paying an special dividend before the end of the year We are not Halloween, and yet we talk about Death… Dividend’s Death?

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The Class I operators in the United States appear to be reasonably valued for long-term returns. The balance sheets are in solid condition, they all have competitive advantages against new competitors entering the market, and some of them pay decent dividend yields.

by | Posted 12.6.2012 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Stock Portfolio Rebalancing Process Step 1 – Setting Sector Targets To rebalance, you need to start with a set of targets for you portfolio. Setting sector targets work best. Considering I personally have over 30 stocks, I could not imagine setting a target for each of my stocks. It’s a lot more manageable to set targets by sector since you can group stocks within a sector. You may decide to have only 1 per sector and that works too. Over time, any investor will start diversifying within a sector just to minimize exposure.

by | Posted 12.2.2012 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Yesterday, I ended up reading an article that surprised me. A study of successful entrepreneurs came to the conclusion that a majority of such persons were married with children. As a newly turned dad, that was very surprising to me at first. You would not expect those that have the least amount of free time to end up being the most successful in business.. or would you? It’s easy to get caught up thinking about guys like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates that built empires in their early years when they could basically dedicated their entire lives to their company.

by | Posted 12.2.2012 | Post Comment (No Comments)

There are many misconceptions regarding dividend investing. One other misconception revolves around the fact that dividend investors simply buy stocks and forget about them. According to this theory, investors tend to purchase stocks just for the dividend, and then enjoying the stream of dividend payments, while losing focus of the underlying fundamentals of their investment until it is too late.

by | Posted 12.2.2012 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Kanwal Sarai has been an investor since 1988, and is the founder of Simply Investing, a site that offers a premium investment course, a forum for value investors, and an investing blog. I took the time to interview Kanwal and review the premium course he teaches on his site.

by | Posted 11.29.2012 | Post Comment (No Comments)

I’ve talked a lot about adding international stocks to the USDP. Why? Because it adds diversification, which in the end means more returns for a same level of risk which obviously makes a lot of sense when working towards my passive income goals. The major problem or challenge when adding international stocks is that if they are not traded on US markets (listed or ADR’s), there is a lot more complexity and fees involved. You can end up being stuck with fx conversions, fees, taxes, etc. It kind of takes out a lot from my idea of managing a sustainable dividend portfolio in very little time. So what did I decide to do?

by | Posted 11.29.2012 | Post Comment (No Comments)

I recently read an article from Forbes about generating income in retirement. While I disagree with the portfolio constructed by the editorial staff, what grabbed my attention was the following quote from Lord Greystoke in the movie “Tarzan”: “Someday, he says to the young man from the jungle, this will all be yours: Live off the income from the land, but don’t sell any of it.”

by | Posted 11.25.2012 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been looking at the top dividend growth US stocks and the top dividend growth Canadian stocks held in the biggest dividend ETFs in terms of market cap. I have explained that by looking at the top dividend ETF holdings, you can build a very interesting list of potential stocks to add to your dividend portfolio.

by | Posted 11.15.2012 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Here’s my trick to find the Best Canadian Dividend Growth Stocks At the beginning of the month, I discussed about a fast lane to finding the Best dividend growth Stocks without putting too much effort into it. Is it possible to build a strong dividend portfolio without having to spend hours studying the stock market? There are no magic tricks to find the best dividend stocks, but there are some short cuts.