What is it to be a Canadian Dividend Investor?

I remember my first trades on the market back in 2003 when I was 22 and starting both my career in the financial industry and my investing journey. I was fortunate enough to avoid high fees from mutual funds and start directly with an online broker account. The first thing I did af

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Canadian Bank Ranking Top 8

Over the past 2 weeks, all Canadian Banks reported their latest earnings. If there is one thing that is solid among the dividend investing world,  it’s Canadian Banks! They are evolving in a government protected oligopoly with the opportunity to find growth outside their countries.

May Dividend Income Report +36% dividend increase!

In September 2017, I received slightly over $100K as a result of the commuted value of my pension plan. I decided to invest 100% of this money into dividend growth stocks. Each month, I publish my results. I don’t do this to brag, I do this to show you it’s possible to build a port

Is Investing About Luck? Or Why Dividend Growth Kicks Ass Against All Odds

I’m sure you have a friend that knows everything about hockey, but has never played. He knows about the best strategies and how to use them against specific rivals, but never coached a hockey team in his life. I’m also sure that when you had your first child, many people around you

A Guide To Buying Dividend Stocks

There is something fundamentally wrong about the stock market; how do you buy dividend stocks at this valuation? This is what you usually hear when you are about to invest. Interesting enough, I’m writing this article in May 2019, but I could have written it 2 years ago when I inve

Two Dividend Stocks Being Beaten Up For The wrong Reasons

Investing when the market is high is not a simple task. You may think you found the right company, but the stock is clearly overvalued. Therefore, you wait until the market offers you an opportunity. With one of the strongest starts of the year in the modern stock market history, i

International Dividend Stocks; Do You Really Need Them?

I read about many dividend bloggers who just love international dividend stocks. International companies open the door to additional diversification and growth vectors. Since many international dividend stocks trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), it is easy to buy them. In

April Dividend Income Report – Beating Records, Holding Steady

In September 2017, I received slightly over $100K as a result of the commuted value of my pension plan. I decided to invest 100% of this money into dividend growth stocks. Each month, I publish my results. I don’t do this to brag, I do this to show you it’s possible to build a port

Should I Go With Dividend Growth Investing or ETFs? An Answer to Ben Felix

A few days ago, a reader asked me what I thought about dividend growth investing vs ETF (index) investing. He referred to an article from the Globe & Mail written by Benjamin Felix. He claimed that dividend investing is nothing but a fairy tale. He described how focusing on div