Dividend Reads for the Weekend

Life is quieter this week and I can’t really complain! This will be a relaxing weekend by the pool with friends and kids running everywhere 😉

This week, I wrote about the financial aspects of my RV trip. I’m hesitating between two scenarios.

I also reviewed 2 Canadian Reits: Boardwalk & RioCan.

On Seeking Alpha, I analyzed General Mills (GIS) a strong play at 20% discount.

Interesting Reads:

Dividend Mantra recently bought Caterpillar (CAT). I think this is a very good buy considering the current stock value. Market volatility offers investor the opportunity to buy great companies at cheap price. It’s a long term play, but a 4% dividend yield is enough to keep you waiting.

Dividend Engineer reviews Baxter International (BAX). This is a very good analysis of both BAX and Baxalta, the spinoff of its pharmaceutical division.

Passive Income Pursuit bought Hershey (HSY). Great US stock looking to grow overseas.

My Dividend Growth highlights 4 great dividend stocks. My favorite is definitely Black Rock (BLK)!

Sure Dividend Reviews Hormel Foods (HRL). Now that the market is going a bit crazy, defensive stocks such as food related companies can be a good protection in your portfolio.

DivHut bought TD Bank (TD). I think it’s a good timing for US investors to buy Canadian banks. The loonies at its lowest level for years and Canadian banks will pay great dividend in the future.

Dividend Hustler bought Ventas REIT (VTR) and  Inter Pipeline (IPL).

And a Special Mention To…

Tyler Tran from Dividend Hustler. I don’t have a particular article to highlight; I just want to introduce you to this new blog I discovered this week. I suggest you start with his about page; he has an interesting story. He started his blog in January of this year to record his investment progress. He is young, has a family and makes some good paychecks. He’s a sucker for nice things and played the whole Final Fantasy series when he was a kid. Enough said, we have several things in common! I hope you will enjoy his blog as much as I do!

Enjoy your weekend!

Mike