Dividend Growth Investing in the Age of COVID-19

All investment strategies come with their benefits and their risks. Balancing all of the factors and taking them in the context of an investor’s emotional profile is important when deciding how to go about growing one’s money. The thing about investing is that for the most part, the...
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April 2020 Portfolio Update

Well, we’ve got another month in the books. It was a relatively normal April—plenty of rain and cool temperatures—aside from the world being on a virtual social lockdown and economic hiatus. The COVID-19 theme remains in the driver’s seat for the time being, though there are cracks of...
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March 2020 Portfolio Update

What an incredibly turbulent month. Just as the snow melts, the market itself has had a meltdown of its own. From fears stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19 to an outright oil pricing war between Russia and Saudi Arabia, there has been no shortage of valuation-altering events. CAD...
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February 2020 Portfolio Update

The market has finally started to tumble. There are a few catalysts driving this volatility, not least of which is COVID-19, a virus spreading across the globe and leading to plenty of fear in the capital markets. I decided to make investments as prices have swayed. That’s the...
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January 2020 Portfolio Update

As I’ve been reporting on many occasions, the stock market is still rather high—or at least feels that way to me. Rather than make any purchases, I’ve simply positioned my capital in order to be opportunistic when the time comes. CAD Dividends USD Dividends Dividend Summary January brought...
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Five Year Plan, Update #4 — Decade in Review

I kicked off my Five Year Plan in August 2015 at a time when I wanted to set some targets and provide more actual guidance around how my stock portfolio was developing. I wanted to chart a course so I would have something to aim for along the...
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December 2019 Portfolio Update

The December Portfolio Update has to be my favourite. The dividends are the highest for my portfolio and it’s that time of year where it just makes sense to take a moment to reflect on the year that was. I hope you’ll enjoy reading as I extend my...
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November 2019 Portfolio Update

Nothing overly remarkable to report about November, on the face of it. With the market still strong, I found one opportunity to double down on a stock I already own as we head into the final month of the year. CAD Dividends USD Dividends Dividend Summary November brought...
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October 2019 Portfolio Update

I was fortunate to sit tight in September, where I made no investments. This month saw some sharp declines in the railways, which is one of my favourite industries overall. I was fortunately sitting on some cash, looking for just such an opportunity to put my capital to...
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Q3 2019 Dividend Report

Most of the time, I prefer to invest back into companies that I already own. Since I already have a diversified portfolio of best-of-breed companies, following this approach requires less upkeep since I already have a good understanding of the companies in my portfolio. This quarter, however, I...
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