It was a great week for me on the market as oil price went up and so did Black Diamond Group (BDI.TO +17%)) and Helmerich & Payne (HP +10%). Over the past 5 days, it was a great week for many other stocks I hold:
I’m now +9.61% since January 1st. This is probably my best start in investing since I started! Unfortunately, this is only the beginning of the year and many things could happen until December 31st!
This week, I’ve explained how I picked 30 stocks to beat the market in 2015 (and how I usually make it since 2012!) and I made a list of 10 high dividend yield energy stock to buy right now.
Here’s what’s interesting to read this weekend:
Dividend Growth Investing & Retirement made a list of 14 Canadian dividend stocks with high earnings growth. There were several stocks that have never been on my radar (Home Capital Group for example). This is an interesting list, I hope he goes beyond the numbers in another post!
Sure Dividend Covers Wal-Mart. I like this stock and I think I will hold it forever.
Conservative Income Investor tells you how it is important to look further ahead to avoid stupid move. In other words; you are better off buying sound companies paying a low dividend yield (between 1 and 4%) that will increase their dividend each year than trying to high dividend yield right away. If you are not convinced, I think you should read my case against high dividend yield stocks.
Dividend Ladder reviews Aflac. Once the yield passes 3%, it will become very interesting. With a low PE ratio, Aflac could be a good addition to a long term investor portfolio.
DivGro bought one of my favorite stock: DISNEY! I know, you will tell me the yield is ridiculously low for a dividend investor (usually paying only 1%). BUT the growth potential is impressive. Now that the US economy is bouncing back for good, results will only go higher.
DivHut takes a good look at the gambling industry. Some companies pay very nice yield and looks good. Casinos are not my cup of tea… maybe this has to do with the fact that they refused me when I was 17… go figure! Hahaha!
Dividend Growth Investor asks a fundamental question: Will the dividend grow? If there is one question you much ask yourself before buying any company it is that one. Find ways for the company you look at to increase their earnings and this is how the dividend will grow.
Boomer & Echo makes a review of new tax credits for Canadians. This is election year in Canada, always a great moment for Canadian to make a few buck on “gifts” from the current Government. I can’t complain; they aim to give more money to family… I have 3 kids!
A special mention to….
If you have one article to read this weekend, read Freedom exists on a Spectrum by Dividend Mantra. He took the time to write a great piece relating to the different stage of freedom reached during his journey to 100% financial freedom. This is a great inspiration for anyone who’s not too sure where they should go with their personal finance.
I’m off tonight with my wife for our St-Valentine’s Day supper and I’ll spend my Sunday on the indoor soccer field coach my son. This will be a great weekend!