March 2019 Portfolio Update

As I write this at the beginning of April, I am left to wonder where March went. It was filled with chilled weather and ample amounts of snow. Even now the clutches of the wintry months have yet to soften their grasp. Signs of progress within my portfolio...
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Ten Years From The Market Bottom

My introduction to investing came when I was 18 or 19, so somewhere around late 2005. I serendipitously discovered a display in the Chapters bookstore which had some Robert Kiyosaki titles and I spent the next few hours delving into the basics of a world for which I...
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February 2019 Portfolio Update

The month of the groundhog brings with it low dividend totals once more, but plenty of positive developments cooking in the oven. Chief among them is a planned excursion to the Woodstock of Capitalism. All the same, let’s take a look at the income received through the month....
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January 2019 Portfolio Update

After a full year of paying close attention to my portfolio status—and providing monthly updates—I feel I have improved with capital allocation as I am not allowing dividends to sit idly for as long before putting them back to work to keep the dividend compounding machine firing on...
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Best Books of 2018

As I wrap up 2018 and take a look back on the year that was, I feel compelled to review the best books I read through the year that shaped my thinking. I always read with a pen in my hand as I tend to make notes in...
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Five Year Plan, Update #3

It feels like just yesterday that I laid out my Five Year Plan for achieving what I deemed “Semi-Financial Freedom”. At the time I had a general idea of the direction I wanted to go with my investments but felt I lacked structure. As a result, I wasn’t...
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Q4 2018 Dividend Report

I once more managed to purchase investments on five occasions in a single quarter. I’ve really picked up my socks in terms of putting capital to work. The beautiful thing about the dividend growth investing strategy is that purchases made in one quarter begin yielding results so quickly...
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December 2018 Portfolio Update

First of all, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the best in the New Year to each of you. It has once again been a pleasure to share the year with all of you and to interact. While personal finance is the basis around which we converse, it...
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November 2018 Portfolio Update

As my final “slow month” of the year, November nevertheless brought with it some action. I managed to deploy capital on two occasions, both in relatively high yielding companies with solid growth track records. CAD Dividends Dividend Summary I earned $39.82 in dividends from three businesses through November....
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