Communication Services Sector: There is More than Just the Wireless!

When you think of the communications services sector, you may automatically think of AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), BCE (BCE.TO) (BCE), or Telus (T.TO) (TU). Those companies are praised by income seeking investors as they pay high yields and have shown consistent dividend growth. Whil

Consumer Cyclical: The “All-You-Fit-In” Sector and How to Get the Best of It!

As investors, we all want the best for our portfolio. We want to make the right decisions and invest in the right stock. One factor with great influence on both your total investment returns and our portfolio volatility is our sector allocation. Today, I’ve decided to dive in

How Staying Fully Invested Turned Out for Mike’s Portfolio – December Dividend Income Report

In September of 2017, I received slightly over $100K from my former employer which represented 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 yo

Top Canadian Dividend Stocks for 2021

Last year hasn’t been quite what we expected. And let’s admit it, while 2021 brings some hope, a number on a calendar is not magic. If there is one single piece of wisdom you must remember from 2020 it is this: stay invested. If you stayed invested over the past 6 years

What Should a Dividend Growth Investor Buy in 2021?

This is very funny. Before I started to write this introduction, I went back and read the 2020 forecast edition of my top picks for 2020, and here is how it started: “Many readers have written to tell me they are sitting on some cash ready to be invested. Some of you sold a rental

Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD.B.TO): Invest In Electric Vehicles Growth Without Picking An EV Constructor!

Electric vehicles are coming in strong… A world without car running on fuel? There’s a convenience store that already thought about it! Alimentation Couche-Tard is a Canadian company that operates a network of convenience stores mostly across North America. While its yi

I Didn’t Like RioCan (REI.UN.TO) Before It Cut Its Dividend; What About Now?

At the beginning of December, RioCan (REI.UN.TO) dropped a bomb for retirees: They slashed their dividend by 33%. “As RioCan continues to navigate through the uncertain retail landscape created by the COVID-19 pandemic and faces an unknown length and breadth of closures, the

How Canadian Banks Fared Last Quarter?

All Canadian Banks reported their earnings last week. As they are the heart and soul of the Canadian Economy, I’m always excited to follow their reports. Usually. if Canadian banks do well, the Canadian economy follows. If their quarter is hard, it also means most Canadian bu

About Enbridge (ENB)(ENB.TO): Should You Fear a Dividend Cut?

How can Enbridge sustain its dividend payment? Is it safe? This is a question I’ve received many times in the last months from webinar attendees. How were they able to increase their dividend AND offer a high yield? Is there something wrong? Should we fear a dividend cut? Wha