Asset allocation is an investment strategy that attempts to balance risk versus reward through building a diversified portfolio of assets. Your allocation is determined by examining your risk tolerance, individual goals, and investment time horizon. Diversification is one of the…
Evaluating Company Metrics – Dividend Stock Research

As we have discussed in earlier posts, dividend stocks can be an attractive option for investors seeking income. Of course, each investor has their own style and method for evaluating dividend stocks. There are no exact guidelines to follow except…
Dividend Income – March 2013

Welcome to my best dividend income month since 2009. I have finally broke the $600 mark for one month. It’s not the end of the world but it is another milestone achieved. The Canadian banks were very generous and increased…
Difference Between Bonds and Preferred Shares

Many corporations either use bonds or preferred shares for raising money. Both types of investments are similar in certain aspects however there are a few key differences that set them apart. The type of security they represent is one of…

In low-rate environments, high-yielding assets become attractive for those seeking income. Dividend Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a common choice for income investors. They hold a basket of dividend paying REITs, preferred stocks, or common stocks. Investors have three options…

I recently discussed how preferred shares work as an introduction to preferred shares for fixed income. As it turns out, the timing was good as Dividend Ninja made a purchase of preferred shares bringing up the question; Why not buy…

A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a company that invests in property through purchasing real estate or mortgages. REITs are alternative assets, uncorrelated to investments like bonds or precious metals. Knowing how REITs work is an important part of…