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Early 2017 Dividend Growth

I spent some time this morning updating my dividend spreadsheet where I tally my passive income. I track each company individually along with the annual collective totals. While adding up all of the dividends received is nice, one of my other little joys from this activity is actually...
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What Did TD Bank Do Wrong?

Over the course of the past week, a spotlight has been firmly fixed on the sales practices of Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD). A number of current and former employees have come forward to expose TD for putting excessive amounts of pressure on employees to either meet sales targets or...
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2017 Goals

In my earlier years, I never believed in using the beginning of the year to set goals. I preferred to take things as they come. Since taking an interest in personal finance, however, I’ve learned to appreciate setting milestones. You can’t hit the target if you don’t have...
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Are Dividends The Only Option?

As a self-proclaimed “Dividend Growth Investor” (DGI), I firmly believe the best path to success in the stock market is to focus on cash flows by investing in high quality dividend paying companies. As dividends rise and are reinvested, returns compound for the patient investor. The best dividend...
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Oil

With the decline of the Brent crude oil price over the past year, one of the most common questions I have been receiving is how to play this development. Over the past few years we have seen oil trade above $120s to the recent depths below $30. While...
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Compound Interest

When an investor makes a loan, they typically expect the recipient to pay interest to compensate for use of the money. So, on a loan of $200 with an interest rate of 10%, the investor would be paid $20 of interest. As much as receiving 10% on a...
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Activist Investors

It is commonly accepted wisdom that to improve at a given vocation, taking on a mentor who has done it before themselves is a beneficial endeavour. In the absence of a mentor to coach oneself directly, it is likewise advantageous to observe and mimic the behaviour of experts....
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Activity Update, November 2015

It’s been more than two weeks since our last post here on GRB. This marks the longest period of inactivity since we launched the site in July of last year. While we haven’t been idle, we just haven’t had a great chance to post. As a result, I’m...
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Recently Featured

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; the greatest pleasure of maintaining a website has been to collaborate and share with other likeminded investors. We were recently contacted from Jimmy at Dividend Reference to share some tips related to personal finance generally and dividend investing at...
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Foreign Exchange

As a Canadian living in a border town, discussion surrounding the conversion between CAD and USD is particularly pronounced. A huge number of people in my area go South of the Border to do their groceries where certain products such as dairy are significantly cheaper. This phenomenon has...
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