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  • Dividend Growth Investing Requires Perseverance [View article]
    Conrado,

    Although light in yield VEIPX looks ok in TR performance numbers for U.S. investors who don't want to invest in stocks. What are the DGRs?
    May 27, 2015. 05:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing Requires Perseverance [View article]
    "if I cannot match or beat that index, I would be better off simply investing in an index fund that meets my goal of dividend growth at a low net expense ratio."

    Index funds have unreliable dividend growth and crappy yields.
    May 27, 2015. 04:58 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Addendum To My Q1 KISS Portfolio Update [View article]
    BIP is domiciled in Bermuda.
    May 27, 2015. 04:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing Requires Perseverance [View article]
    has FinancialDave,

    "That is as ridiculous as thinking that every DGI'r CAN beat the index. Maybe they do all live in Lake Wobegone."

    Of course they can, anyone can beat the index. The odds are most won't but it's ridiculous to say they can't!

    "It would be quite reasonable for anyone to conclude that every year some investors will beat the average and some will not -- I just have not seen any DGI portfolios on this website that do it every year."

    My blended portfolio of U.S. & Cdn stocks has consistently beaten the equivalent blended U.S./Cdn index in total return since I started my portfolio in mid 2008. That said, total returns are secondary to my primary goal of portfolio dividend growth exceeding inflation.

    It's been stated many times the dividend aristocrat index has outperformed the broad market equity index by 2.5% annually since 1972. That's quite significant considering the aristocrats tend to lag the index slightly during bull markets.
    May 27, 2015. 01:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lessons Learned From The Grand Canyon [View article]
    Market Map,

    The Fidelity Value Fund ticker is "FDVLX" not "FDLVX" as shown in your comment and linked strategy. Is there an ETF equivalent for this mutual fund for those unable to purchase U.S. based mutual funds. I imagine TLT would be a suitable replacement for VUSTX.
    May 26, 2015. 01:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lessons Learned From The Grand Canyon [View article]
    Scott,

    Imagine if your great aunt had held on instead of selling! According to longrundata.com $1,000 invested in MSFT on Mar 13, 1986 would be worth $682,380.33 on May 22, 2015. This assumes all dividends were reinvested.
    May 24, 2015. 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Right Reason To Buy Into Vanguard's Classic Dividend Strategy [View article]
    Excellent comment Jason!
    May 24, 2015. 07:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dividend Growth Wide Moat 7 From Canada [View article]
    Bison,

    BMO has the poorest dividend growth of the 5 big banks in Canada. Of the 85 Canadian stocks that have at least 3 year dividend growth streaks I've sorted the major banks by their annualized DGR over the past 3 years per Apr 30, 2015. The DGRs are per $CAD dividends (before forex) per rank out of 85 companies:
    TD (38th) 12.1%
    RY (41st) 10.9%
    BNS (59th) 7.7%
    CM (76th) 4.2%
    BMO (81st) 3.2%
    May 24, 2015. 07:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing Requires Perseverance [View article]
    rhiannion (luv that name),

    Thanks. I'm not sure which comment you're referring to but I have used many different sources, including the NASDAQ site on occasion, for dividend info on U.S. stocks in the past.
    May 23, 2015. 03:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lessons Learned From The Grand Canyon [View article]
    It amazes me how most folks think investing in blue chip stocks to hold long term is gambling yet they have no qualms with blowing all their hard earned $ in Vegas and on lottery tickets.
    May 23, 2015. 02:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lessons Learned From The Grand Canyon [View article]
    hahaha48,

    "In the near future I may even join the crowd and put most of my retire money in dividend growth etf and some in high growth etf."

    If you truly want dividend growth owning the stocks will do much better for you than an ETF holding the same stocks. If you're unsure over which stocks to buy Dale Robert's "skimming the top holdings" approach has outperformed the mother ETF more often than not.
    May 23, 2015. 01:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividends At A Reasonable Price: Toronto-Dominion Bank And Royal Bank Of Canada [View article]
    The average Canadian is still seeing modest increases in their house prices in most areas of the country.
    May 23, 2015. 01:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • These 12 High Quality Dividend Stocks Match Retired Investor Needs [View article]
    It's a crying shame GIS doesn't make my favourite cereal "Raisin Bran" but I won't be buying Kellogg stock any time soon.
    May 23, 2015. 12:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Dividend Companies With 10-15% Growth [View article]
    ENB consistently has the best credit/quality ranking of the pipeline stocks and has played the best defence in down markets.
    May 23, 2015. 12:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • KISS Retirement Portfolio: Harry Browne's Permanent Portfolio [View article]
    The major flaw with Browne's permanent portfolio is with it's stock segment. How can one call this portfolio diversified when all of it's equities are based in one country?

    Another flaw, many would argue, is the low income this portfolio generates. Many investors do not wish to liquidate capital to generate income in retirement. Why not substitute the Gold segment with something like Credit Suisse Gold Shares Covered Call ETN (GLDI)?
    May 23, 2015. 12:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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