Category: General Dividend – Most Popular
by | Posted 1.4.2014 | 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 looking for the top dividend stocks from the S&P500!

by | Posted 1.4.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Well, the time has come to update the Freedom Fund once again as we start another month. The Freedom Fund is my portfolio, and I think it’s aptly named. My portfolio is my way to freedom; freedom from a job I don’t desire to purchase goods I don’t need to impress neighbors I don’t care about. This journey is all about freedom and flexibility. One day the dividend income this portfolio generates will fully replace my day job’s income and my time will be completely my own. What could you possibly want to own more than your time?

by | Posted 1.4.2014 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Last year I began a tradition on the Dividend Ninja with the Ninja’s Year In Review: 2012. At the end of 2012, according to the Mayan Long-Count Calendar, the world was going to end (literally). In addition, the media-spun Fiscal Cliff was destined to throw the United States and entire world into a global recession. Of course these events never transpired.

by | Posted 12.18.2013 | Post Comment (No Comments)

At the beginning of each month, I recap the dividend yield and ex dividend date of the TSX 60. In addition to this recap, I’ve decided to briefly cover the results of my Best 2013 Dividend Stock Book. This book includes 30 stocks analyses (20 US and 10 CDN) for only $2.99. So far, my results are: 20 US Dividend Stocks: +30.36% (beating my benchmark by 5.83%) 10 CDN Dividend Stocks: +16.46% (beating my benchmark by 3.49%)

by | Posted 12.18.2013 | 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 looking for the top dividend stocks from the S&P500

by | Posted 8.4.2013 | Post Comment (No Comments)

For the past decade and a little bit longer, Canadian Banks have been a model of stable growth and security for investors. Their profits grow at the same rhythm as their dividend growth and they never jeopardized their financial health for the sake of investors’ greed. They were accused of being boring and conservative for several years until the market crashed in 2008. At that time, Canadians banks rose in the rankings to the top of the world’s safest banks as they found the perfect balance between security and profitability. If banks are the heart of an economy, it appears that Canada has the most solid blood pumping machine on the planet. Canadian Banks Were the Place to Be – Is it Still the Case?

by | Posted 3.19.2013 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Should you sell a loser? When should you sell a winner? These are probably the two hardest questions to answer for any investor. When you make money, you think you can make more. When you lose money, you tell yourself it’s only a paper loss and the stock will go back up. Your brain has to fight with strong emotions and often loses track of the real reason behind selling a stock. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article asking you what your #1 investing struggles was. I asked the same question of my newsletter readers and there were hundreds that replied the same thing. When do you sell a stock?

by | Posted 3.12.2013 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Wow. I did it. On March 13, 2013 my total portfolio value (including cash) exceeded $100,000. That’s six-figures folks. And I did it before my 31st birthday. How did this happen? Well, let’s take a look back. In January 2010 I found myself with $7,000 in my checking account and over $25,000 in student loan debt. I realized that I was worth more as a baby ($0) than I was at 27 years old (-$19,000). That’s a problem. Something had to change. And change it did.

by | Posted 3.12.2013 | Post Comment (No Comments)

I often read investment articles discussing stocks of different companies worthy of investing in. Usually the author will give an opinion about the current valuation of the company. Is it over, under or fair valued? Many times these opinions will be given without a clear explanation of how this valuation was determined. While there are many factors that come into play when trying to get an idea of different companies’ valuation levels, the P/E ratio (price divided by earnings per share) is one of the easiest ways to get a quick idea of how the market is currently pricing a company.

by | Posted 3.10.2013 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in February, extending the streak to 32 consecutive months of increases after June 2010’s decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 61 of the last 63 months. My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2013 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.