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Over CDN$5800 in Additional Annual Dividend Income

  Market Volatility has certainly picked up recently. Look at the iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN (VXX). Set the interval as weekly and look at different date ranges starting from the maximum date range and work your way down to the last 3 months. Note the spike commencing early February. The VXX is [...]

By |March 27th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Over CDN$5800 in Additional Annual Dividend Income

Invest With a Long-Term Outlook

In previous articles I have shared my opinion on Stock Picking Rules to Follow and The Basics of Investing. I have also shared with readers in a guest post why I think Chasing Yield is Fraught with Risk. In this post I share my reasons for choosing to have a long-term outlook when it comes [...]

By |March 25th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Invest With a Long-Term Outlook

Executor – The Hardest Job For Which You Never Applied

In my recent Plan for the Unexpected – Organize Your Records article I provided a list of the records to have readily available to assist someone who must assume the role of Power of Attorney or Executor. In today’s article I touch upon what it entails to act as an Executor and the risks associated [...]

By |March 19th, 2018|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Executor – The Hardest Job For Which You Never Applied

Plan For The Unexpected – Organize Your Records

The basis for this article is a workbook by Pauper Press entitled 'I’m Dead, Now What?' which was gifted to me by John H. Wells. John is an Investment Advisor/Portfolio Manager/Vice President of Wells on Wealth Group which is located in Edmonton, Alberta. Wells on Wealth Group is part of TD Wealth Private Investment Advice, [...]

By |March 17th, 2018|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Plan For The Unexpected – Organize Your Records

Achieving Freedom 55, Give or Take a Few Years

By Richard Cleaver Richard started working in the Canadian financial industry in the 1980s. Over the next few decades as Richard moved up the ranks and held various senior level executive positions within the banking and insurance sectors, he and his wife never wavered from a decision they made in 1991 which was to 'pay [...]

By |March 16th, 2018|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Achieving Freedom 55, Give or Take a Few Years

Enhancing Personal Free Cash Flow for Investment Purposes

In this recent article I learned that more than 40% of Americans may be at risk of going broke in retirement. This statistic alarmed me so I did more digging in preparation for this post. What I uncovered is that according to the Fed: barely one-third of families in the bottom 50% of earners in [...]

By |March 11th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Enhancing Personal Free Cash Flow for Investment Purposes

The Big 6 Canadian Banks: Worthwhile Long-Term Investments

The Big 6 Canadian Banks have certainly rewarded long-term shareholders. If you do not currently have a position in any of these banks, this guest post I wrote for Sure Dividend should help you determine whether these banks are worthy of your consideration as part of a well diversified portfolio. I delve into some of [...]

By |March 8th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on The Big 6 Canadian Banks: Worthwhile Long-Term Investments

FFJ Portfolio – February 2018 Dividend Income Report

February was certainly an interesting month! The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.3% and only 4 of its members posted positive returns. Inflation fears were also stoked with Jerome Powell hinting there would be more aggressive movement on monetary policy. The TSX in Canada fared slightly better with only a 3.2% slide in February. Investors [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on FFJ Portfolio – February 2018 Dividend Income Report

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