awesome pics from 25 Stanley
I’m a little late this weekend for my dividend reads, this morning I wore my lumberjack Mike uniform! I had a few trees to cut down before we put the house for sale this weekend. At the end of today, my wife will tell her clients she closes her daycare in 30 days. Things are moving forward, so are my Habs! Tonight, it’s game #1 against Tampa… it’s going to be exciting!
I don’t mean to rub it, but my trade on SNC Lavalin (SNC.TO) seems to be on a very good path (+6% already). Even though the market is going a bit sideways lately, having a well-diversified portfolio helps me keeping my +10% return after 4 months. The Canadian market is up almost by 5% and the US market by 2%… not bad! Plus! Apple just announced a 11% dividend increase!
This week, I wrote three stock analyses:
Finally, I wrote an article about my definition of dividend growth:
DivHut celebrates its 1st anniversary! This internet entrepreneur and Globe Trotter definitely shows great writing skills. Take the time this weekend to check out his blog!
Dividend Engineering shows how to compare dividend stocks. This post focuses on stock valuation and intrinsic value. He also uses the dividend discount model approach.
Dividend life created a “freedom age calculator”. It’s a very cool tool and probably among the only one using dividend payment along with dividend growth in a retirement calculator.
My Dividend Growth posted 2 analyses in the technology industry: J2 Global and Cisco. I didn’t know about JCOM. The company shows a strong growth profile, even if the yield is low (1.70%) and the P/E is a bit high (almost 27). Still, the company jumped 185% over the past 5 years.
Dividend Vet buys Union Pacific (UNP). All dividend investors love trains. They are stable and predictable, plus they bring cash home each day.
Dividend Earner asks if it’s the time to buy SNC Lavalin… well… I think you know what I think of it 😉
Dividend Diplomats defines the Yield on Cost (YOC). I don’t regularly track my YOC either, but I must admit I like it because it shows the true power of dividend growth. It’s fun to see that one holding is now paying 8% dividend yield based on your cost of purchase!
And a Special Mention To…
Bryan, the Income Surfer, write about his dream to leave for a year. You can also see his epic trip on a map here. Unfortunately, he has to put his dream on hold right now due to other plan (what kids make us do, huh?). Still, I’m convinced he will make it at one point. Taking those kind of decisions are tough, but they worth it. Bryan asked a simple question at the end of his article, but I think it’s a question we should all ask ourselves: What goals are atop your list?