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  • 10 Stocks To Buy Now: Be Cautious - But Don't Panic: Part 2 [View article]
    "The major opposition has come from environmental groups, such as the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth."

    Yet extensive environmental studies on the project including the Nebraska detour determined the pipeline will have minimal impact. The delays in passing the project are predominantly political in nature.
    May 27 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 11 Attractive Canadian Dividend Growth Stocks To Buy Now [View article]
    kevinconway,

    Nice...thanks for that!
    May 26 07:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What If We See The 1940's All Over Again? [View article]
    Good article Dale.

    Don't assume the S&P500 & long bonds will always have an inverse relationship. Check out this link - Annual Returns on Stock, T.Bonds and T.Bills: 1928 - Current.
    http://www.stern.nyu.edu~adamodar/pc/datasets/...
    May 26 06:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What If We See The 1940's All Over Again? [View article]
    WW2 started in 1939.
    May 26 06:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 11 Attractive Canadian Dividend Growth Stocks To Buy Now [View article]
    Kevinconway,

    It took an unbelievable amount of time to get around the city when I visited Toronto for Grey Cups in 2007 & 2013. I had a good time there but sure wouldn't want to live in TO...even with the healthcare close at hand!
    May 26 11:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 11 Attractive Canadian Dividend Growth Stocks To Buy Now [View article]
    I know what you're saying Timmies. Unfortunately for some, Canada's wide open spaces between the more heavily populated areas can wreak havoc with necessities such as healthcare.
    May 26 11:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 11 Attractive Canadian Dividend Growth Stocks To Buy Now [View article]
    TimmiesRegular,

    "Ask my cousin in Fort McMurray if he likes the flight to Edmonton or Calgary for a specialist."

    Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to make the 4 hour drive instead?
    May 26 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Stocks To Buy Now: Be Cautious - But Don't Panic: Part 2 [View article]
    RDS froze their dividend in 2009 then resumed annual raises in 2012 but on a lower pace then they had in the past.
    May 26 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Stocks To Buy Now: Be Cautious - But Don't Panic: Part 2 [View article]
    Stocks like AFL, MFC, SLF...etc thrive on higher interest rates. The ultralow rates have held them back and depressed their dividend growth. Give them time, they'll be back when things return to normal.
    May 26 10:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: Creating Your Own Dividend By Selling Shares (Part 1) [View article]
    "If GIS cut its dividend, we would all be starving."

    Amen to that! Add TD & BNS, they've never cut either in their long histories!
    May 25 01:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Have Followed My Advisor's Advice? [View article]
    User 101043,

    You should follow whatever course you're most comfortable with. One really good feature that DGI have, and I am one, is that we aren't affected very much by market corrections while in the distribution phase. That's because we live off the dividends. When you don't have to worry about selling anything in unpredictable markets there's more predictability with far less stress. Of course there's always the risk of dividend cuts but that risk can be minimized with careful selection and a larger number of stocks in the portfolio.

    Good luck & happy retirement!
    May 25 01:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Have Followed My Advisor's Advice? [View article]
    Bob,

    In your message to Dale I hope you aren't contemplating a move to equity ETFs. That would surely be a rougher ride with increased volatility and uncertain dividends. The ride would be smoother for Dale as he mixes in a bond factor and isn't in the distribution phase yet.

    Perhaps you're thinking ahead to when you pass on & your inheritors have to deal with how to manage the plan. I have this in mind myself. I've yet to come up with a suggested course for my much younger spouse for when she has to manage the inheritance. I have some ideas but I wouldn't want her to have an advisor like the one I had prior to mid 2008. My full service advisor directed returns in 1999 to 2008 were close to the fees paid he made from me...about 1.75% annually. I don't want to roll over in my grave should this happen again!
    May 25 01:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Dutch Shell Changes Rules, So Now What? [View article]
    Thanks sweeps. This year I decided to clean up my DG portfolio to become more defensive overall. With the changes I've made so far SDRL sticks out as the riskiest of my holdings with it's high beta, yield & debt. I suppose I could keep it for it's growth potential but that element is now secondary to my main focus of safe income growth. If I were younger I'd be more apt to hold on for the ride. I plan to keep my half position in ESV.
    May 24 11:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Dutch Shell Changes Rules, So Now What? [View article]
    Mike,

    Sorry my typo I meant ESV. TU has much better DG than the other telecoms but I also own BCE. As for SDRL my thought was they would slow down the DG but not freeze it. I also thought they were going to grow into their distribution. Lastly, their taking on new debt has me worried. I'm probably more of an aggressive DGI then most on here with my higher content of small-mid cap & Canadian stocks but it's worked out very well for me. I did own RDS.B but switched over to CVX for better DG after their latest increase.
    May 23 08:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Dutch Shell Changes Rules, So Now What? [View article]
    Mike,

    Good article...sorry about your dilemma! If it was me I'd go with one of, or parts of, BP, ENV & TU. I own the latter two. I also own SDRL which was discussed quite a bit in the comments. Their dividend may be high but I'm not crazy about their debt and announced dividend freeze. I'll be selling this one when the time is right.
    May 23 05:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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