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Dividend Income – September 2014

By the time you reach September, your annual dividend income is probably locked in. It just happens that dividends are mostly-pre-determined. If you have monthly dividend income, they don’t tend to increase regularly. The nature of business from the companies that pay monthly dividend is different than the companies paying quarterly dividends. When it comes to quarterly dividends, you really just have another quarter and dividend increases are usually announced after the previous earnings. That means, your dividend income for the rest of the year is pretty much locked in. Related: Why Hold High Yield Dividend Investments Dividend Income Big dividend income month. My biggest month ever! I am proud to announce I have earned $830.49. For those interested in some yield numbers, here is what ...
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Differences Between Canadian & US Stock Markets

Aside from the obvious currency difference, do you really understand the strength of each stock markets? From a population perspective, the USA is nearly 10 times bigger than Canada, you would expect the stock markets to be somewhat bigger by the same ratio. It’s nearly true with a couple of exceptions. Anecdotally, the entire population of Canada is just under the population of California alone. That alone should give you a sense of the economies at work.Canadian investors should understand the need to invest in the US. US investors should pay attention to the exceptions. In most cases, the companies of interest are probably trading on a US exchange already.Currency is often the challenge but there are ways to overcome that challenge and get access to the money in an effective ...
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Can A Dividend Aristocrat Really Give You a 2,400% Return Over 25 Years?

When most people think of dividend stocks they imagine stodgy slow growing companies that are past their peaks.  Dividend stocks have a reputation as being ‘conservative’, and suitable for those with low risk tolerances.  This is even more the view for Dividend Aristocrats; stocks with 25 or more years of consecutive dividend increases. Coca-Cola, Warren Buffett, & Growth Potential 25 years ago in 1989, Coca-Cola already had 27 years of consecutive dividend increases.  The company was not viewed as a rapidly growing new business.  Warren Buffett saw that Coca-Cola had a long-growth runway ahead of it.  Coca-Cola stock has returned over 2,400% (including dividends) since 1989.  For comparison, the S&P500 (as measured by the investible VFINX fund) returned less than 1,200% over ...
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