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May 2022 Portfolio Update – Rocky Markets

May was characterized by high inflation. A confluence of geopolitical factors continue to lead to higher prices in just about anything you can name. As fuel, food, and other prices soar, central banks are under pressure to boost rates. The challenge with this, of course, is that increasing...
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April 2022 Portfolio Update – BCE Crosses $200 Quarterly

April brought with it more talk of high inflation and concerns over the rocky geopolitical situation. The tragic war in Ukraine has continued to have ripple effects through the entire economy. Amid this backdrop of a falling stock market, I’ve continued to make progress within my portfolio. Dividend...
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The 10 Best Canadian Stocks to Hold Forever

Investing in the stock market can be difficult when there are so many options available. To simplify this problem, I am going to list what I believe are the 10 best Canadian stocks to hold forever. In writing this article, my plan is to highlight the top Canadian...
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Annual Portfolio Update 2021 – Targets Achieved

Another year in the books. Now it’s time to reflect and take inventory of what has transpired. I presently own 43 companies, 36 of which produce regular income. Dividend Summary I earned Canadian income from 25 sources and USD from 11 others. This provides a nice mix of...
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December 2021 Portfolio Update – Christmas Dividends

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Yes, it is. There’s nothing like those sweet Christmas Dividends rolling in as companies finish off the year strong. Naughty or nice doesn’t make a difference when it comes to dividends. You just get paid based on how many...
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Canadian Bank Dividend Raises – Strong 2021 Gains

Canada is best known for a few simple things. From maple syrup to our general friendliness, the Red Maple Leaf is well-known, the world over. My personal favourite hallmark of Canada is the strength of our financial sector. This has been demonstrated by the recent Canadian Bank dividend...
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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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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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