Dividends

Is taking CPP at age 60 the best option for a lower income earner?

Q: Is taking CPP at age 60 the best option for a lower-income working person? Is it really leaving money on the table to wait until age 65 to start taking it? I have a yearly income of about $47,000 now and a company defined contribution pension plan worth about $200,000 with my employer. What’s ...

15 Dividend Increases in the May 2018 Canadian Dividend All-Star List

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. See disclaimer. “Dividends may not be the only path for an individual investor’s success, but if there’s a better one, I have yet ...

The Best Dividend Stocks Share These 3 Characteristics—and More

The best dividend stocks have hidden assets, provide both income and capital gains potential, and have these three financial factors in common We generally feel that most Successful Investors should hold a total of 10 to 20 mainly well-established, dividend-paying stocks, chosen mainly from our ave ...

Dividend Income – May 2018

I hope you don’t sell in May. That’s not a strategy worth following. That would be like timing the market and blindly doing it. I prefer to stay put, earn my dividend while it’s slow, average down with the DRIP and then ride the wave back up. Stock Trades I made no trades in May but I have de ...

Stock Buyback Benefits Include Tax-Deferral Options, Unlike Cash Dividends

In some ways, stock buybacks benefits are better than dividends. In particular, they give you a tax-deferral option that you don’t get with cash dividends. It’s odd that while Successful Investors generally crave cash dividends, they rarely get excited about stock buybacks. But in some ways, st ...

AIM Preferreds Have Defaulted, says S&P

Standard & Poor’s has announced: S&P Global Ratings today said it has lowered its global scale and Canada scale issue-level ratings on Aimia Inc.’s preferred shares to ‘D’ from ‘B-‘ and ‘P-4(Low)’, respectively, on the company’s continued deferral of preferred dividend payments. T ...

That time I asked Reddit to ask me anything

  I recently hosted an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on Reddit, the online discussion forum, and over 90 hectic minutes I answered as many questions as I could from investors. Here is a lightly edited transcript of the discussion, along with some additional comments and links I didn’t have time to ...

OSP.PR.A : Annual Report 2017

Brompton Oil Split Corp. has released its Annual Report to December 31, 2017. OSP / OSP.PR.A Performance Instrument OneYear SinceInception Whole Unit -15.7% -6.4% OSP.PR.A +5.1% +5.1% OSP -37.8% -18.1% S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index -10.6% -2.6% Figures of interest are: Average Net Ass ...

CPX.PR.E : Convert or Hold?

It will be recalled that CPX.PR.E will reset at 5.238% effective June 30. CPX.PR.E is a FixedReset, 4.50%+315, that commenced trading 2013-3-14 after being announced 2013-3-5. It is tracked by HIMIPref™ but relegated to the Scraps subindex on credit concerns. The most logical way to analyze the q ...

TD.PR.S & TD.PR.T To Be Redeemed

The Toronto-Dominion Bank has announced (on June 5): that it will exercise its right to redeem all of its 5,387,491 outstanding Non-cumulative Class A First Preferred Shares, Series S (the “Series S Shares”) on July 31, 2018 at the price of $25.00 per Series S Share, for an aggregate total of a ...