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The Dog of the Canadian Dividend Aristocrats

Are you familiar with the Dogs of the Dow? The premise of the investment strategy is to pick the 10 stocks with the highest dividend yield for the year and repeat the process every year. The idea behind the strategy is that the companies with a higher yield are simply out of favor at the time with the expectation that stocks should go back up. Aside from having a great yield on cost, earning dividends, those stocks have some expectations of getting out of the dog house. Don’t forget that you hold them only for one year and you repeat the process the following year. Dog of the Dividend Aristocrats The top 10 stocks should be the ones you buy according to the strategy. I have to admit that I could not follow this strategy. I could not simply just pick 10 random stocks but it’s interesting ...
Dividend Aristocrats

Get US Dividends From Canadian Dividend Stocks

As a Canadian, it’s very important to realize how small our economy is. While it is a good economy, it is a small one and it is mostly focused on financial and energy stocks. It is acceptable to be proud of it but as an investor, you want to be objective and realize that you need exposure to other economies. You may chose to do it through indexes but personally I do it buy buying US companies. One key factor to buy US companies is that you need US dollars. The current currency exchange rate may seem prohibitive but that doesn’t have to be the case. Related: Currency Exchange with DLR and DLR.U ETF There was a time when the Canadian dollars was at parity and it was a good time to just buy US companies. With the currency exchange, there is a value blocker that all Canadian investors ...
Top 20 Dividend Stocks

Top 20 Dividend Stocks March 2015

Every month there are buy opportunities in the markets. It’s a matter of looking for what your portfolio needs. It also pays to be patient as a stock you want for your portfolio may show up on the buy list. Using my list and my proprietary score formula, I have put together the Buy Opportunities for March 2015 from my list of Canadian stocks. I have decided to represent my score as a percentage. The closer to 100%, the better the buy opportunity can be. These are the top 21 out of 121 stocks.Ticker Company Score Quote P/E EPS Market Cap Annual Dividend Yield Payout Ratio SectorCWB.TO Canadian Western Bank 88.39% $26.27 9.81 $2.68 2.11 $0.84 3.20% 31.34% Financial ServicesSNC.TO SNC – LAVALIN GROUP INC. 87.27% $39.43 4.51 $8.73 6.01 $1.00 2.54% 11.45% IndustrialsBNS.TO Scotia ...
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