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On The Journey To Financial Freedom – Vishal’s Story

Some investors never learn that Financial Freedom can be attained by being a disciplined investor. Others, like Vishal, learn this lesson reasonably early in life. When I created this blog roughly 1.5 years ago, one of my key objectives was to interact with readers from various regions of the world so we could share investment [...]

Korn Ferry and Becton Dickinson – Covered Calls

Employing out-of-the-money short-term covered calls can help you generate additional income. This article touches upon such a strategy I have successfully employed.   A significant percentage of our investments are held in accounts that are separate and distinct from those which are included in the FFJ Portfolio. While I do not disclose specific details related [...]

Cisco Systems, Inc. – Stock Analysis

While Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a high quality company, it currently appears to be richly valued. Summary Strategy is to be "the" networking company rather than a maker of individual products. Shift to more of a software and subscription-based offering strategy improves revenue predictability. Customers exposed to high switching costs which increases CSCO product/service [...]

By |March 13th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Cisco Systems, Inc. – Stock Analysis

Featured in The Globe and Mail ‘Me and My Money’ Column

After having read a post I wrote about Brookfield Asset Management (TSX: BAM.a), Larry Macdonald of The Globe and Mail reached out to me inquiring whether I would be interested in being featured in his weekly column. Here is the link to his column in which I am featured. You may want to check out [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Featured in The Globe and Mail ‘Me and My Money’ Column

Investing in the Big 5 Canadian Banks

  The Big 5 Canadian Banks have a track record of rewarding long-term investors despite continually changing industry, business, and economic environments. Summary The Big 5 Canadian banks have recently released their Q1 2019 results and have reiterated that business conditions are challenging. Short sellers who have renewed their Big 5 bets in early 2019 [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Investing in the Big 5 Canadian Banks

FFJ Portfolio – February 2019 Dividend Income Report

This is my February 2019 FFJ Portfolio dividend income update. The portfolio was created in January 2017 for the purpose of demonstrating how investing in high quality companies with competitive advantages and with a record of consistently increasing dividends can assist investors in reaching their long-term financial goals without the need to speculate or to [...]

By |March 8th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on FFJ Portfolio – February 2019 Dividend Income Report

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. – A Great Long-Term Investment

Some investors will overlook Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-a and BRK-b) as a potential high quality investment because they strictly adhere to rigid dividend related criteria.   A great many investors focus exclusively on investing in companies that have a dividend yield of X% or greater. Other investors refrain from investing in companies unless they have a [...]

By |February 23rd, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Berkshire Hathaway Inc. – A Great Long-Term Investment

Hormel Foods Corporation – Value Stock In Focus

Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) is a member of the exclusive group of Dividend Kings (dividend increases for at least 50 consecutive years). This article looks at valuation based on Q1 2019 results and FY2019 guidance. Summary Hormel Foods has just released Q1 2019 results and has reaffirmed FY2019 guidance of $1.77 - $1.91 per share. [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Hormel Foods Corporation – Value Stock In Focus

Genuine Parts Company – Expensive Dividend King

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has increased its dividend for 63 consecutive years. This article looks at valuation based on FY2018 results and FY2019 guidance. Summary GPC has just released Q4 and FY2018 results, provided FY2019 guidance, and has increased its dividend for the 63rd consecutive year. GPC failed in its efforts to extricate itself from [...]

By |February 19th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Genuine Parts Company – Expensive Dividend King

Enbridge Inc. – Value Stock In Focus

Enbridge Inc. (ENB) is a value stock investors should consider as a long-term investment. It has significantly de-leveraged, it offers an attractive dividend yield, and it has promising long-term prospects. Summary ENB recently released Q4 and FY2018 results and provided guidance for FY2019 and FY2020. The company has made considerable progress in deleveraging its balance [...]

By |February 18th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Enbridge Inc. – Value Stock In Focus

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