This week, I welcome BNS to my DRIP family. I’ve wanted to own BNS for awhile and with the market downturn last week I made a small purchase.  I’ll be setting up my DRIP and OCP within the next few…

Well, I made my REI.UN purchase, but closer to $19/share than today’s close of $18/share. OUCH! Waiting and buying at closer to $18 would have saved me almost $200 or about 5% of my purchase. Alas, a lesson learned: wait…

For the longest time, I’ve been thinking about holding some REITs as a component of my RRSP portfolio. Why? REITs like REI.UN and HR.UN pay a consistent, monthly dividend and are key players in the S&P TSX index. Instead of…

Well, as the title says, we’ve completed one-half of one 2010 financial goal: maximixe TFSAs. We bought XBB and the investment has now settled.  The unit price has already gone up $0.20 since we made our investment but the XBB…

Today, we started the first of many transfers to our TFSAs. We put a small amount into my fiancee’s TFSA, cash, and will save and transfer more money into this account before purchasing securities as the year progresses. Right now,…

Testing, Testing…..my first post of many. Well, I took a huge plunge this week, buying a few hundred shares of CIBC (CM) and Sun Life (SLF). I plan to DRIP these stocks for many years to come. Wish me luck!…