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Dividend Income – December 2014

2014 is coming to an end and I have my last dividend income report for the year. I have to admit that in the dividend income world, there are rarely negative results. It usually requires a catastrophic event or a major change in competitive abilities to impact the dividends of a company negatively. There are, obviously, exceptions to the rule but they are not the standard pattern. While compound growth works its magic on my portfolio, the easiest way to increase my dividend income is still by investing more money which starts with saving it first. While I don’t discuss savings much, I am quite diligent in my savings goals and paying myself first. In fact, I already have my $5,500 TFSA contribution for 2015 and I also have my $5,000 RESP contribution ready for January 1. It is the first ...
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The Importance of Diversification

Over the last 4 months, there has been some disruptions in the markets which can cause fluctuations in a portfolio. If you are not confident in your investments and strategy, you may be susceptible to making harsh investing decisions. It’s important to have a strategy you believe in and to diversify your portfolio. Related: Investing Mental Blockers My portfolio diversification has allowed me to not really have any major impact on my portfolio during the October pull back and the recent oil pull back. While I have some oil investments that have pulled back, it has not made any major dent in the overall value of my portfolio. I continue to hold and use patience. Performance of a Diversified Portfolio Just to show how diversification can play, here is how my portfolio has fluctuated. The ...

Is It A Good Time To Consider A Gold IRA?

Making decisions with regard to how to invest for retirement can be though. While the stock market seems like a good place to be now, there are several dangers that could spark an investor sell off. If this was to happen, gold could act as a great hedge. Knowing this, several people are starting to ask the question “Should I consider a gold IRA?” Today, we’ll take a look at why the question is being asked, how a gold IRA can help protect your retirement investments, and whether or not now is a good time to get one. So, let’s get right to it. Why Are People Looking At Gold When The Stock Market Is Booming? While it may seem like the stock market is a great place to be right now, there are several factors that make me incredibly nervous about the ability to realize long term gains if ...
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