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by Taggart
25 Mar 2016 04:37
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Investment Books
Replies: 51
Views: 6640

Re: Investment Books

Just a heads up that there's a new Canadian investment book released. It's called "Market Masters". Copies are on order through my local library system so put a hold on it.

Got the idea from Derek Foster's latest e-mail newsletter.
by Taggart
23 Mar 2016 05:29
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: Budget 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 1673

Re: Budget 2016

My wife and I are just lower middle class who through most of our lives have never carried any debt, who have always lived within our means, and we're not looking for anything positive in this budget and nor are we getting anything from it, which is fine, but all I can see is this humongous deficit ...
by Taggart
17 Mar 2016 19:05
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2016)
Replies: 219
Views: 25506

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2016)

Fiera Capital Corp.

7% increase in quarterly dividend; second dividend increase in the last twelve months
by Taggart
09 Mar 2016 18:17
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2016)
Replies: 219
Views: 25506

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2016)

Transcontinental Inc: Dividend The Corporation's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.185 per share on Class A Subordinate Voting Shares and Class B Shares. This dividend is payable on April 21, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 4, 2016. The Corporat...
by Taggart
03 Mar 2016 18:34
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Exxon (Symbol-XOM), oil Tycoon?
Replies: 15
Views: 2756

Re: Exxon (Symbol-XOM), oil Tycoon?

Transcript of interview with ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson today on CNBC with reference to the dividend. BECKY QUICK: You have recently stopped buying back shares. Part of the way that you’re gonna make sure you maintain your balance sheets strength. But you raised your dividend again a...
by Taggart
25 Feb 2016 19:18
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2016)
Replies: 219
Views: 25506

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2016)

Guardian Capital Group Limited

The Board of Directors has declared a quarterly eligible dividend of $0.085 per share, an increase of 13% from the prior quarter, payable on April 18, 2016, to shareholders of record on April 11, 2016.
by Taggart
25 Feb 2016 11:44
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2016)
Replies: 219
Views: 25506

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2016)

Canadian Utilities declared a first quarter dividend for 2016 of 32.50 cents per Class A Non-Voting and Class B Common Share, a 10 per cent increase over the quarterly dividend paid per share in 2015. Canadian Utilities' annual dividend per share has increased for 44 consecutive years. Ignore what ...
by Taggart
11 Feb 2016 10:08
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2016)
Replies: 219
Views: 25506

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2016)

A couple of decades ago I used to look up Reuters in ValueLine at the library. In these days it used to be an exciting stock to watch. Ever since Thomson took the company over the combined entity has become, what can I say, boring. Thomson Reuters Board approved $0.02 annual dividend increase to $1....
by Taggart
10 Feb 2016 06:47
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Toromont (Symbol-TIH)
Replies: 40
Views: 2570

Re: Toromont (Symbol-TIH)

Nice to read that Toromont Announces 2015 Results and 6% Increase in Quarterly Dividend Considering the Company's solid financial position, cash flows and balances, and positive long- term outlook, the Board of Directors today increased the quarterly dividend to 18 cents per share, representing a 6...
by Taggart
05 Feb 2016 16:02
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Favourite Chinese ETFs/Mutual Funds
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Favourite Chinese ETFs/Mutual Funds

I don't know why investors get all excited about the stock market in China. Perhaps they think fast economic growth translates into large stock market gains over the long term. As Dimson Marsh & Staunton have demonstrated in the past, it doesn't, at least not in the case of China. China's stock mark...
by Taggart
02 Feb 2016 06:30
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: TD eSeries vs. Vanguard
Replies: 38
Views: 5328

Re: TD eSeries vs. Vanguard

I think some good reasons to use TD e-Series are on this blog here at boomer&echo . I use a mix of both e-Series funds and Vanguard ETF's. I'm starting to get irritated by Vanguard's constant switching amongst it's ETF selection and they haven't been in Canada very long. Meanwhile the four TD e-Seri...
by Taggart
01 Feb 2016 14:19
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: TD eSeries vs. Vanguard
Replies: 38
Views: 5328

Re: TD eSeries vs. Vanguard

Question: My understanding is TD e-series funds can only be purchased at TD Direct Investing. So, if a TD DI client who owns e-series wants to move brokerages to say, BMO Investorline or CIBC Action Direct, can the client transfer these mutual funds over or is client forced to sell the funds ? Neve...
by Taggart
01 Feb 2016 04:04
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Corus Entertainment Inc. (Symbol - CJR.B)
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

Re: Corus Entertainment Inc. (Symbol - CJR.B)

I make it a rule not to add to any equity investment I own after it skips a scheduled annual dividend increase. Corus broke that rule last October with no announced declaration of a dividend increase for 2016. I no longer have any shares in Corus. A stock with negative earnings and a double digit di...
by Taggart
28 Jan 2016 08:50
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Potash (POT)
Replies: 49
Views: 4998

Re: Potash (POT)

Globeadvisor January 21, 2016 "The operating expense and capital expense reductions resulting from the closure of its New Brunswick operations will not be enough to support the dividend of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. in the current fertilizer pricing environment, CIBC World Markets analyst Ja...
by Taggart
26 Jan 2016 10:07
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Dividend and distribution hikes (2016)
Replies: 219
Views: 25506

Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2016)

Just a few short years ago there was some concern that the major U.S. stores moving into Canada and expanding like Walmart, Costco and Target were going to have the Canadian grocers for breakfast. I've held on to grocery chains like Metro and Empire all the way through the bad news. All they've give...
by Taggart
24 Jan 2016 14:01
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Potash (POT)
Replies: 49
Views: 4998

Re: Potash (POT)

Globeadvisor January 21, 2016 "The operating expense and capital expense reductions resulting from the closure of its New Brunswick operations will not be enough to support the dividend of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. in the current fertilizer pricing environment, CIBC World Markets analyst Ja...
by Taggart
17 Jan 2016 13:21
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2016)
Replies: 673
Views: 55688

Re: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2016)

But banks had a dividend yield of over 10% at the bottom in early 2009. We'd need a further decline of about 50% from today's prices to get to that. Was it really 10%? I recall BMO being the highest at over 8% yield and fears for the dividend but don't recall 10%. Maybe I had my eyes closed and was...
by Taggart
15 Jan 2016 18:46
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Bailing out of stocks?
Replies: 134
Views: 7283

Re: Bailing out of stocks?

I'll be bailing out of any individual Canadian equities that cut their dividends. Other than a cut or a stagnant dividend, I see no reason to sell. I don't market time, so whenever I have the available cash for investment, I'm a buyer.
by Taggart
13 Jan 2016 12:07
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2016)
Replies: 673
Views: 55688

Re: What did you Buy? What might you buy? (2016)

Of the seven Canadian equity sectors in the non-registered portfolio, energy was down the most, so I just added to Inter Pipeline Ltd. (IPL).
by Taggart
12 Jan 2016 14:29
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: The latest bear
Replies: 89
Views: 5070

Re: The latest bear

It was John Templeton on Wall Street Week very shortly after the crash of 1987 who cured my worry of bear markets. I was investing at the time, but since then I just shrug my shoulders, no big deal. "If you never buy investments with borrowed money, you can always be comfortable. Human nature is suc...
by Taggart
12 Jan 2016 09:45
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Philosophy of dividend investing?
Replies: 344
Views: 14025

Re: Philosophy of dividend investing?

After many years of trying to Beat the Market, Match the Market, Find the best stocks, Sell to take profits, Etc, and failing (actually my wife did much better than I), I read the following line "If a company does not pay a dividend, don't buy it. If a company does not grow its dividend, don't buy ...