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August 2019 Portfolio Update

My portfolio is weighted toward receiving lower levels of dividend income in August than it sees in most other months. Still, I received a nice payment from one of my recent additions which bolsters the overall totals. CAD Dividends USD Dividends Dividend Summary I received C$36.32 and U$40.02...
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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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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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October 2018 Portfolio Update

As we move into the final quarter of the year, the portfolio’s momentum remains strong. It’s always a great feeling when I have some dividend increases, a market purchase, and a new all-time high income total to report on. CAD Dividends Dividend Summary I once more earned a...
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Five Boxing Principles That Have Made Me a Better Investor

I grew up in a very male-dominant household. My father is self-employed and has been from a young age, having made his own way with an asphalt paving business. The only movies I ever remember him watching were morally driven, real-justice-wins-in-the-end sorts with guys like Clint Eastwood and...
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