Weekend Reading – Eating your own cooking, promo codes for investing, wealth-killers and more
Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition where I share some of my favourite articles from the personal finance and investing blogosphere.
Amongst some late nights at work to wrap up a project within the month, my final round of men’s night golf (where we shot -9 (63) in a four-man scramble), and running some errands, I managed to squeeze in this post:
My latest dividend income update whereby I calculated we’re ~ 56% “there” to our early retirement goal.
Slowwww and steady we roll.
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Passive Canadian Income shared his dividend income update. He has a year-end goal of earning $15,000 per year in dividends. Wouldn’t that be great? I hope he nails it. He eats his own cooking by investing what he writes about!
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But if one is selling the high ones each month then Capital Gains will occur. Wonder what they’ll do if the markets drop, then there would be Losses and they would have to wait 30 days to re-buy
“The 30-day rule in the stock market – commonly referred to as the “wash sale” rule – affects the taxable gains and losses on stocks you sell. The purpose of the rule is to prevent you from selling stock for a tax loss and buying it right back. An understanding of the aspects of the wash sale rule will prevent you from unintentionally running afoul of it and increasing your income tax bill.”
56% there congrats Mark! Are you mortgage free too?
Thanks for sharing my link! (Its 15k passive income though, my dividends are just north of 5k forward)
It’ll be awhile until i get to 15k dividends… slowly but surely!
Not yet mortgage free Passive. Hopefully in another 5 years. Our two major financial goals by age 50 are to be 1) debt-free/mortgage-free and 2) own the $1 M portfolio to start drawing from for semi-retirement/part-time work. Fingers crossed!
You? What are your big money goals?
Hamilton 6 Cdn Bank fund.
Each month they will re-balance (buy & sell?) and put 80% in the most expensive (oversold) and 20% in the under-sold. Sounds backwards to me, as the undersold might have dropped in price and therefore provide a higher yield.
Agree, just buy the banks stocks you like and hold for the growing income, without paying any fees or re-balancing.
Crazy fund 🙂 Still own your bank stocks cannew? 5 or 6?
5 just not TD as I always felt it was expensive when I was buying.
I thought oversold should mean cheapest? For example, BNS is definitely oversold right now.
The only one I am missing is NA. On my buying list. Looks like they think right now TD is among the oversold ones? How so? I feel TD is pretty expensive right now.
@May: the question is why re-balance monthly, other than to generate trading fees which I’m sure are built into the fees some where.
Actually you have it backwards (and May is correct below), oversold means the position has been beaten up and is not expensive.