Search found 2461 matches

by deaddog
25 Jul 2017 00:10
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Best Dividend Paying Stocks
Replies: 99
Views: 6237

Re: Best Dividend Paying Stocks

I did buy Corby's. They have a history of paying special dividends every year or two. Their last one was in November 2015 so it may be time for another. Thanks again for your help. Must be a straight dividend play. Aside from the special dividend I don't see much dividend growth and the price is st...
by deaddog
23 Jul 2017 12:12
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Best Dividend Paying Stocks
Replies: 99
Views: 6237

Re: Best Dividend Paying Stocks

We are the process of converting our holdings in our TFSAs into a dividend paying stocks. In addition to a number of large caps I am looking at some smaller stocks. A&W.un, Boston Pizza,Superior[propane], MSI , BIP, Corby and Chartwell. Is there any way to determine their history of dividend growth...
by deaddog
23 Jul 2017 11:42
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: I really could use some feedback and help...
Replies: 49
Views: 1067

Re: I really could use some feedback and help...

I am not trying to beat the market. I am simply trying to be the market over the long term that is all. That is because I won't need the money for a long period of time. I am not trying to argue. I feel as if there are very smart people who have more life experience chiming in here and I am trying ...
by deaddog
16 Jul 2017 10:55
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Investment changes in retirement
Replies: 132
Views: 3217

Re: Investment changes in retirement

I think there's a lot of underestimating on here about how long equities can show negative real returns. I mean historically in some major countries out there it's been basically an investor's entire lifetime. Canada just happens to be one of the few lucky countries of the world that has done reall...
by deaddog
14 Jul 2017 00:35
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Investment changes in retirement
Replies: 132
Views: 3217

Re: Investment changes in retirement

I just imagine what my wife would say if I told her than we lost more than half of our portfolio which we accumulated through hard work and savings. Fear of Wife is a great motivator. You could easily be a market timer, just show your wife your plan and then live with the consequences if you don't ...
by deaddog
10 Jul 2017 22:05
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Investment changes in retirement
Replies: 132
Views: 3217

Re: Investment changes in retirement

I would have thought that everybody on this board had worked out the scenarios for dealing with a massive meltdown. Is that not a part of building a plan? In our case, we move to our home in Mexico where costs are half what they are in BC. That includes return trips to airbnb places in Canada. Woul...
by deaddog
10 Jul 2017 15:45
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 272
Views: 27183

Re: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)

The really fortunate break is that NFI is in my RRIF so all those returns: 6.25% pa for 5 years and then $10000 returning $261200 is tax free and will be paying out $12500 this year. How do you get money out of a RRIF tax free? I should have put a comma after tax free to indicate it is the gain (fr...
by deaddog
10 Jul 2017 10:31
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 272
Views: 27183

Re: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)

kcowan wrote:
10 Jul 2017 08:26
The really fortunate break is that NFI is in my RRIF so all those returns: 6.25% pa for 5 years and then $10000 returning $261200 is tax free and will be paying out $12500 this year.
How do you get money out of a RRIF tax free?
by deaddog
08 Jul 2017 19:05
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Investment changes in retirement
Replies: 132
Views: 3217

Re: Investment changes in retirement

Sensei: I retired in 2000; freedom 55 :) . Because of the tech wreck shortly after I retired I found that riding the market up and down was too emotionally stressful. I changed my investment strategy from one of buying and holding based of fundamentals to one of trading in and out of the market base...
by deaddog
30 Jun 2017 20:06
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: US Dividend ETF
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: US Dividend ETF

adrian2 wrote:
30 Jun 2017 13:22
deaddog wrote:
30 Jun 2017 11:55
I like SDOG.
Considering your alias, I would have thought your preference would be DDOG. :P
:rofl:
Could stand for Snuffed dog. :lol:
by deaddog
30 Jun 2017 11:55
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: US Dividend ETF
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: US Dividend ETF

I like SDOG.
Decent dividend of over 3% and reasonable growth.
by deaddog
26 Jun 2017 10:44
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: The Perfect Dividend ETF
Replies: 59
Views: 1758

Re: The Perfect Dividend ETF

Maybe yield on cost (which is a BS number). Isn't yield on cost how you quote bonds, savings etc. Why do you consider it a BS number. I also hear dividend investors say that they are receiving x number % on their money while they wait for a stock to recover. For a buy and hold investor of dividend ...
by deaddog
25 Jun 2017 13:54
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: How many negative positions do you hold today?
Replies: 25
Views: 872

Re: How many negative positions do you hold today?

The beauty of being a market timer/trader is that you don't hold losing positions. It is not surprising that there are only a few losers in most portfolios as we have been in an 8 year bull market. Most hold stocks because they don't want to take a loss. There is also the fear factor that as soon as...
by deaddog
23 Jun 2017 01:49
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Valeant (Symbol-VRX)
Replies: 40
Views: 1984

Re: Valeant (Symbol-VRX)

VRX seems to have turned the corner so to speak.

I don't follow the fundamentals but the stock is starting to make higher highs and higher lows.

A nice move up on Thursday on heavy volume too the price above the 30 week moving average.
by deaddog
14 Jun 2017 01:40
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: On Lending
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: On Lending

Payday Loans charges 17% of Principle in BC. That's for 14 days which works out to over 400% per annum.
by deaddog
09 Jun 2017 12:48
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Canadian Healthcare for income
Replies: 27
Views: 1051

Re: Canadian Healthcare for income

AltaRed wrote:
09 Jun 2017 10:56
There is always Valeant and Concordia? :shock:
I picked up some VRX the other day. It stopped dropping and started going up. :D
by deaddog
08 Jun 2017 10:34
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Fee Based advisor Expectations
Replies: 31
Views: 851

Re: Fee Based advisor Expectations

Norm and I (and possibly Dan) have argued for years that the best approach for the uninterested is not a couch potato portfolio but a low cost balanced fund. (I say this having tried to educate my sister in portfolio allocation principles.) Are you suggesting using an advisor or DIY with a discount...
by deaddog
05 Jun 2017 15:29
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Strategy for stock market correction
Replies: 29
Views: 1106

Re: Strategy for stock market correction

I use a trailing stop that will hopefully take me out of the market when the crash/ correction occurs. It worked in 2008 and whip sawed me in 2015/16. You have to be prepared to get out and then get back in at a higher price. Number One Priority is protection of capital; When I'm in cash there is no...
by deaddog
28 May 2017 11:36
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)
Replies: 272
Views: 27183

Re: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2017)

Bought CCL-B . It just keeps posting strong numbers and is the leader in manufacturing anew product polymer bank notes . I also bought BIG[ Big Lots]. It's a deep discount US store. Again it posted very strong returns . Both are selling at reasonable values and have very strong ROE an ROC numbers. ...
by deaddog
20 May 2017 00:06
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)
Replies: 683
Views: 48775

Re: Power of Dividend Growth 2011 (and beyond)

Plus I would always be worried about dividend cuts from these highest yield stocks. If you are well diversified one or two cuts doesn't hurt the overall performance. One of the requirements of running a high yield portfolio is to turn over the now lower yielders to make way for a new crop of highes...
by deaddog
13 May 2017 14:25
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Aimia (Symbol-AIM)
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Aimia (Symbol-AIM)

kcowan wrote:
13 May 2017 12:37
Has anyone held AIM?
Yes I hold it in a yield chasing portfolio that I manage.
Patiently waiting to see what direction it moves next week.
It caused about a 2.5% drop in the portfolio. :(
by deaddog
09 May 2017 13:40
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What Causes a Reduction in Canadian Public Companies?
Replies: 21
Views: 302

Re: What Causes a Reduction in Canadian Public Companies?

deaddog wrote:
09 May 2017 13:29
How did the Home Capital thread morph into this?
OOPs! I see now.

The headings confused me.
by deaddog
05 May 2017 13:43
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Canadian Banks & Lender Stocks
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Canadian Banks & Lender Stocks

firebraj wrote:
05 May 2017 13:24

I think I have some fantasy deep inside my brain of making some type of living trading stock, but logically that's a losing game.
Why is that.

Some people make a living trading stocks. You just have to overcome Fear & Greed.