A Note to My Future Self

Dear Mike, I’m writing to you while I’m in the middle of this corona mess. I (you) have been on lockdown since March 13th. I feel blessed to count on more than 1,500 investors’ trust and work online. The month of March 2020 has been pure madness on the stock market and we currently

Canadian Biggest Losers: Is it Time to Capture These?

We have been walking in the dark for several weeks. While the market tried to guess where the pandemic would lead the economy, we barely received any data to confirm or deny our hypothesis. We knew jobless claims would skyrocket but that doesn’t tell us how many real jobs will be l

March Dividend Income Report – Covid-19 Portfolio Construction Guide

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 is possible to build

February Dividend Income Report – The Scary Narrative & What to Do

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 is possible to build

Two Companies That Will Have A Strong Rebound

Oh Boy Oh Boy! This market is making a lot of people nervous, huh? Considering what happened on the market over the past couple of weeks, I decided to do a “special edition” for my DSR Mike’s Buy List. Each month, we issue The Mike’s Buy List for our DSR members. They get our

We can’t talk about a market correction yet

I understand that the latest market movements have made several investors quite nervous. You worked so hard to save money, you don’t want to see your nest egg melting away overnight. However, what is currently happening is insignificant. In fact, we really can’t even talk about a m

Dividend Investing and its Potential Bubble

In only a few weeks, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the latest bear market. Back in September 2008, the US stock market collapsed, and the rest of the world joined in this panicked moment. Times were dark as the nerve of the economy was touched; banks were in trouble. Wh

3 things that scare me for 2018

I’m known to be an optimist, a guy that will always tell you that today is the best day to invest your money… since you missed yesterday! While I’m confident that I will have another great year in the stock market, I’m also not a lunatic with pink glasses either. Unfortunately, the

Has your advisor called you recently?

The market is going up, you are making money; everybody smiles. I’ve worked in the financial industry for over a decade and this situation has struck me: when my clients were making money, they didn’t want me to call them. I’ve received one call from a client once telling me it wasn’t

Dividend Stocks Horror Stories

Since we are Halloween, I thought of doing something different and highlight a few “horror stories” in the dividend investing world. Several investors wrongly think that investing in paying dividend companies is a safe move. That once their money is invested, they will continue to rec