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Should You Consider Magna International

Investing in Magna International (NYSE:MGA, TSX:MG) is really investing in the overall auto industry. It is cyclical but you avoid exposure to specific brands due to Magna’s business across multiple car manufacturers. In fact, their operations span 4 continents and 28 countries. It’s one of those companies that can provide you with international exposure as well. Company Segments To see how much Magna can contribute to a vehicle, you only have to look at the list of segments it operates in. You can dig deeper to find even more components they are involved with. If it’s in a car, it looks like Magna can make it.Body & Chassis Powertrain Exteriors Interiors Seatings Vision Systems Closures Roof Systems Electronics Vehicle Engineering & Contract ManufacturingDividend ...
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Dividend Income – March 2015

The first quarter of the year is now behind us. As usual, my dividend income continues to flow in. I continue to add to my holdings strategically to maintain the proper sector allocation. Related: Sector Allocation Strategy I will admit that I have yet to add to the oil sector. I am paying attention and carefully waiting to see what adjustments the different companies will be doing. Dividend Income My March 2015 dividend income is at $925.32. Not $1,000 yet but it’s getting close and only a few dividend increases have come through. I am expecting more in the next quarter. That’s also treating the US dollar as equivalent to the CDN dollar. I will not be tracking the equivalent in Canadian for every dividend earned. My overall total is converted in Canadian and that’s enough. A ...
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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 ...
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