Why Should I Become a DIY Investor?

Money may be the biggest taboo of all. When you think about it, how many people truly know your salary? How many people know the extent of your debts or investments? We don’t talk about money; it’s more taboo than sex sometimes. I guess this is why we have such a hard time finding

Get Inspired: Blog Ideas for 2014

Write more. Paint more. Photograph more.  Do something amazing. Go down a different path. Challenge myself.  New year’s resolutions — you might make ‘em, or you may think they’re trite and a waste of time. Whatever the case, you’re here, aren’t you?

Does 2014 Change Anything On How I Invest?

We won’t bury our heads in the sand, 2014 may not be as profitable as 2013. It has become harder to find cheap stocks and good companies are not on sale anymore. However, I’m fairly confident that I will be able to beat the market for a third year in a row. In fact, history h

The Only Real Way to Find the Intrinsic Value of a Stock

About two weeks ago, I sent an email to my subscribers asking them what they struggle with. The goal was to create one-on-one discussions with my readers. I was surprised to receive over 300 emails in the same week! Amongst the many replies, one struggle surfaced most often: How ca

New Theme: Twenty Fourteen

For the first time ever, the yearly default theme for WordPress is ready to go before its namesake year begins. Consider it an early holiday gift from the WordPress community to you, a tradition we hope to continue for many years to come. Say hello to the default theme for …

Find THE Rockstar Dividend Stock with These 4 Tips

    Would you like to find the “perfect” stock at the “perfect” moment? You know the one that will not only bring in a solid dividend payout but will also show a profit over 20% within a year or two. You know these stocks exist. Just this year, I was able to catch 10 stoc

8 Investing Strategies, What’s Yours?

    You probably work very hard earning your money and putting a few bucks aside. But once your savings grow, you then wonder what to do with it to make it even bigger. What’s the point of having $10,000 sitting in your ING account paying less than 2%, right? This is the

What if The Dividend Payout Ratio Was Bogus? How About Using Free Cash Flow?

  After completing a session of “Dividend Questions from the Mailbag” a few weeks ago, I enjoyed a very interesting discussion with one of my readers, Robert from Dividend Growth Investing. We were looking at the popular way of taking the payout ratio as a good indication to d

Is It Time To Say Goodbye to Canadian Banks and Switch Over to US financials?

    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