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  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, And Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    10 year price appreciation:

    BRK.B = 105.93%

    D = 123.31%
    LNT = 126.59%
    NRG = 204.91%
    WEC = 206.93%
    SRE = 211.86%
    CMS = 238.72%
    Apr 23 11:25 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett Is Wrong About Dividends [View article]
    "Any investments you make have the possibility of going to zero at any time"

    There's also the possibility that a large meteor strikes Earth tomorrow and wipes out the entire human race. If that possibility troubles you then live for today for tomorrow may never come! With investing it's all about how much risk you're willing to take.
    Apr 23 01:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Simple Way To Outperform The Market With Beta Power [View article]
    johnmarg,

    "If you use IJH IWM and TLT 1/3 each, it still lost 28 % during the crash of 2008"

    You're right but only on paper. If you didn't sell you made it all back in 2009 after the recession. VTI & SPY were both down -42% in that downturn.
    Apr 22 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Simple Way To Outperform The Market With Beta Power [View article]
    We could go on forever by coming up with another ETF, stock or mutual fund that did better than the previous suggestions over the prescribed time frame. Heck I even know of at least two high MER small-mid cap Canadian mutual funds that outperformed all of the above through that period.
    Apr 21 03:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Simple Way To Outperform The Market With Beta Power [View article]
    Dale,

    I'm not into ETFs or indexing personally. That said, there is much merit to your suggestion of derisking with a broad market/long bond mix. As stated small & mid cap index funds do outperform the S&P 500 over the long term and long bonds have a very good inverse relationship to the US equity market.

    While the 75% VTI/25% TLT mix gives reasonable returns with reduced risk why not go with an equal mix of 25% large cap (SPY), 25% mid cap (IJH), 25% small cap (IWM) and 25% long bonds (TLT). This mix would have returned 190.8% over the mentioned 2002 to 2014 period with 20% less volatility than the S&P500.

    If one takes the large cap completely out of the mix and goes with 1/3 each of the mid cap (IJH), small cap (IWM) & long bonds (TLT) the total return becomes 201.8% with 24% less volatility than the S&P500.
    Apr 21 02:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Not Chase (Mindlessly) The Dividend Yields [View article]
    It is a slap in the face to a DGI to be called a "yield chaser". It is derogatory & simplistic. It makes us sound like we blindly jump into high yield stocks cackling in glee with $ signs in our head.

    There is a lot of research put into selection of DG stocks. Many factors are considered in the process. Yield is one of the factors but it is not the sole or primary factor in our hand crafted plan.
    Apr 19 11:05 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, And Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    Good analogy DD!

    I just read an article entitled "Dividend ETF’s Are Bad for Investors: Here is Why". The author makes a very good case for holding dividend stocks rather than dividend ETFs. Check it out...
    http://bit.ly/1ntN6Vy
    Apr 18 12:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is Total Return? [View article]
    southgent,

    It's odd that you incur withholding tax on Cdn REITs held in US retirement accounts. We don't have any issues with distributions on US REITs held in Cdn retirement accounts. Its MLPs that Canadians avoid. There's no way to get around that 35% withholding!
    Apr 17 01:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • April Showers Bring... Dividend Growth, Joy And Fun! [View article]
    Market timers are more susceptible to "noise" in the financial universe. That would sure make me miserable!
    Apr 17 01:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is Total Return? [View article]
    Trudeau was both loved & hated in Canada. As much as he was a big spender he was intelligent and a very strong leader who wasn't afraid to make decisions. Trudeau was very well liked & admired internationally. I wouldn't compare Bush to Trudeau. They're more polar opposites in my view. I don't think they would have got along.
    Apr 16 09:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, And Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    oh ok, I usually use "DIY investor"
    Apr 16 02:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, And Dividend Growth Investing [View article]
    buildingyield4years,

    What is an SDI?
    Apr 16 01:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What If My Stocks Crash And Burn? Part 1 [View article]
    all4mochas,

    Good question. Sorry, I'm not in that camp so I can't address it. It would definitely be an advantage to know which way the exchange rate is trending so you can buy more $US when our loonie is up. Perhaps another Canuck can chime in here.
    Apr 15 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What If My Stocks Crash And Burn? Part 1 [View article]
    all4mochas,

    I'm not really sure what you mean with your question. I don't hold any currency in $US. The only US holdings I have are in my RRSP. The US divs are converted to $Cdn at the going exchange rate before they're deposited. I don't plan to change anything with my roughly 50-50% mix when I'm forced to begin withdrawals at 71 in RRIF (converted from RRSP). My TFSA & non registered accounts are invested in Cdn stocks. My CPP & company pension are in $Cdn. Hope this answers your question.
    Apr 14 05:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Actually It Is All About Total Return...Totally! [View article]
    pat,

    Historical data can be interpreted in many ways and manipulated to be favourable to almost anyone's fancy. If you truly believe in what you claim to be true then more power to you sir. Follow on your own course as I do mine. I hope your path is successful for you!
    Apr 14 04:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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