CDRs, Are They Really Worth It? [Podcast]

It is frustrating to pay currency fees on investment. Many investors feel like a part of their money is lost and useless. Canadian Depositary Receipts (CDRs) have been created to solve that problem. Now the question is, is it too good to be true? You’ll Learn A Canadian Depos

Can ETFs and Stocks Coexist in a Portfolio?

Can ETFs and stocks coexist in a portfolio and make that portfolio better? ETF or index ETF investing versus do-it-yourself dividend growth investing is always a big debate. You know I favor stock investing, but I keep an open mind. There is room for ETFs even if you invest in stoc

Over Diversification is a Big Problem [Podcast]

Sector allocation and diversification are essential aspects of a portfolio. But sometimes, too much is as hurtful as too little… Let’s discuss diworsification, its impacts, and how to maintain a well-balanced portfolio. Download the Dividend Rock Star List and Pick amon

Investing in Real Estate Through REITs

Real estate investment through REITs (Real Estate Income Trusts) is not only popular because REITs distribute generous dividends, but also because they’re easy to understand. We can easily picture an apartment building or an office tower and imagine tenants paying their rent. Inves

Stocks Sold: A Look Back at Mike’s Trades [Podcast]

There are three main good reasons to sell. How has Mike’s buy-and-sell process served him so far? Was he right to sell Disney (DIS), McDonald’s (MCD), Andrew Peller (AW.UN.TO), or Algonquin (AQN)? Here’s a look at these and more of Mike’s trades and what inv

When to Cash in on Your Winners

All investors share a goal. Making profit. How do you know when to cash in on your winners? A stock is up 20%-50%-75%. Will it keep going up? Is it about to crash? You feel you should sell, but you like that stock… Selling winners isn’t easy. Some put a limit on the stock price [&#

All-Time High, Should I Buy? [Podcast]

Buying at all-time high is frightening for a lot of investors as a mistake becomes costly! Considering the current markets high prices; should you wait or should you buy? How to determine which stocks are worth a spot in your portfolio? Let’s talk about valuation, Dividend Di

4 Steps to Reduce Risk in a Near All-Time-High Market

Four steps to reduce risk in your portfolio ahead of whatever happens next, and to keep investing confidently even with the current high market. Yes, the market is high, almost the highest in the last 34 years except during the tech bubble in 2000. The Shiller CAPE ratio compares m

Weak Dividend Triangle = Sell? [Podcast]

It’s easy to understand a positive dividend triangle, but how to explain a weak one? This episode was inspired by a webinar attendee who asked what to do with a Dividend Triangle showing a negative EPS. Should you sell on downward trends, red flags, and suspicious numbers? Let̵

Markets Performance Review – February Dividend Income Report

In September of 2017, I received slightly over $100K from my former employer, representing the commuted value of my pension plan. I decided to invest 100% of this money in dividend growth stocks. Each month, I publish my results on those investments. I don’t do this to brag. I do t