Canada’s banks were cautioning investors for some time about a slowdown in profits.  I really don’t know why.  In this third-quarter alone, the country’s big six banks earned over $8 billion.  It was thanks to those earnings, they decided to…
How many dividend stocks are enough?

How many dividend stocks are enough? This question ranks right up there with other tortured financial questions: What is better:  contribute to the RRSP or TFSA first? What is better:  focus on debt-reduction or asset accumulation? How many dividend-paying stocks…

June 2012 Dividend Income Update “A good investor has the courage to make choices.  The stock market is a bit like a zoo.  There are all kinds of animals there, from elephants to tigers to snakes to monkeys.  You only…

May 2012 Dividend Income Update “I am an advocate of investing in individual, high-quality stocks, provided you can take care to avoid certain pitfalls.  Historically, stocks have proven to offer as good as return as any other investment vehicle –…

April 2012 Dividend Income Update Last month in my dividend income update, I wrote “as an investor, I should never lose sight of the risks direct stock ownership can mean.” How true, because active money management comes with more risks than…