Category: General Dividend – Most Popular
by | Posted 3.12.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

In 1993, State Street Global Advisors launched the first exchange-traded fund (ETF). Now there are literally hundreds of ETFs out there covering sectors, countries, popular indexes and various strategies, including income investing. A frequent question that I get is ‘Why do you invest in individual dividend stocks instead of income-based ETFs?’ On the surface this seems like a reasonable question since most ETFs are indexed, tax efficient, easily traded, passive and have low expense ratios.

by | Posted 3.12.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

As someone who been dedicated to my dividend investing since 2008, I get to interact with a lot of individual dividend investors. Since the beginning of last year, many of those investors have been unhappy that stock prices on many quality companies are overvalued. As a result, some investors are accumulating cash, waiting for lower prices. Others are expanding their search, and leaving no stone unturned, in their quest for dividend bargains.

by | Posted 3.9.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Dividend investing is a huge part of my investment strategy. As I’ve mentioned in my now monthly passive income updates, receiving dividend income from my both my Ultimate Sustainable Dividend portfolio and my ETF portfolio is a primary driver of how my retirement will be like a few decades from now:) Today, I went back to find the top dividend plays in the S&P500! The top of the top is similar to what I saw last month but as you know, there’s a lot more than yield that counts:)

by | Posted 3.9.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

I don’t often speak of it, but Warren Buffett is a personal hero and idol of mine. I just love the guy’s story, and what he’s been able to accomplish is simply mind-boggling. I admire not just his fortune and investment prowess, but also his attitude and beliefs on life in general. Although my beliefs and ideas are my own, I felt like I found a kindred spirit after reading Buffett’s biography.

by | Posted 3.7.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

There are thousands of strategies for investing in the stock market. The one common factor between all of strategies in improving your odds of success is to maintain a proper check of your emotions. In order to be successful, investors have to chose a strategy with a positive expectancy of success that fits their individual situation and stick to that strategy through thick and thin.

by | Posted 3.1.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Last week, I announced a huge promotion for my new investing website; Dividend Stocks Rock. On top of having access to my special dividend project, I combined with Pat McKeough’s newsletter services to offer everything in a special package deal at a very interesting price. If you missed this announcement, please check it out here. You were many to inquire more about Pat’s newsletter services and this is why I’m back here today with more details about his investing strategy.

by | Posted 3.1.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

In September 2011, I did some in-depth research to find long term sustainable dividend stocks and have been doing updates on this Ultimate Sustainable dividend portfolio since then in the attempt to show how well such a portfolio can perform over the long term. I would personally say that things have been going very well and will certainly continue to evolve. I do have a few more things planned which I will discuss in the near future.

by | Posted 3.1.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Throughout my experience as a dividend growth investor, I have identified three types of dividend growth stocks. Each type of equities comes with a distinct set of yield and growth characteristics, which the enterprising dividend investor can use to their advantage. In my dividend portfolio, I own all types of equities, in order to benefit from long-term growth and also to add some sustainable high income in case growth doesn’t turn out as expected.

by | Posted 2.25.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Whoa…! Several months ago, I sent an email to the readers of my newsletter asking 2 simple questions: -Would you be interested in a post about building a high yield portfolio? -If so, what are some stocks or other assets that you’d possibly include?

by | Posted 2.19.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

The market didn’t start the way we thought it would in 2014. I was in the camp of optimists believing the rally would continue with the earnings season. But there were some hiccups and the S&P 500 is down -3.56% and the S&P TSX was timidly up by 0.54%. The sad part is the hiccups came from the earnings. In other words: companies didn’t make as much profit as anticipated.