Low Cost Ways To Buy Dividend Stocks

Low Cost Ways To Buy Dividend StocksI recently did a review of ShareOwner discount brokerage, which promotes regular dividend stock purchases.  One thing that came out of that review, is that regardless of how cheap the trading costs are – regular purchases of stocks are quite expensive. In this post, I’m going to discuss some strategies to buy dividend stocks (or any other kind of stocks) in the cheapest manner possible at discount brokerages. Some low…

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2 Things Investors Don’t Want in a Dividend Stock

2 Things Investors Don’t Want in a Dividend StockThere is a lot of information on the web that covers how to select stocks, even dividend stocks. In this post I am going to take the negative angle and present what I feel to be three things that I, as a dividend investor, do not want to see in a dividend stock. In my view, if any of my own dividend stocks exhibit any of these traits then that…

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Proposed Federal Securities Regulator – Little Help for the Individual Investor

Proposed Federal Securities Regulator - Little Help for the Individual InvestorWorth reading: IndependentInvestor.info‘s Proposed Canadian Securities Act and investor protection: a failing grade. The thoughtful, detailed analysis and judgment of the proposed move by the federal government to create a national securities regulator shows how little improvement there really is likely to be for the individual investor in solving key problems: high fees for mutual funds, costly access to government of Canada securities, lack of fiduciary responsibility by the industry…

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Three Unique Problems I and Other Dividend Investors Face

Three Unique Problems I and Other Dividend Investors FaceDividend investors are a unique and frankly, quite a passionate bunch! Those of us who have research the topic extensively and believe strongly in it’s benefits understand the impacts it can have on our own portfolios over the long-term. As such, I continue to invest in dividend stocks. However, this has created some unique problems not all investors face when building a portfolio based on a strong and balanced asset…

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British Petroleum (BP): Value Investment or Value Trap?

British Petroleum (BP): Value Investment or Value Trap?I’m sure this isn’t a new topic among financial authors, bloggers and investors but over the weekend I couldn’t help but want to express my…how should I say it…utter disgust with how British Petroleum (BP), in all levels, has handled the Deep Water incident since news broke back on April 20th. As a value investor I’m inclined to look at stocks that are cheap, out of favour and without bright…

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Top 10 Investment Tips

Top 10 Investment TipsThe nascent investors in this world of investment are always in search of useful saving tips. Being an amateur in the investment field, this article can act as the right vehicle that would help you to pave the right path with investment guidelines. As the proverb goes “to have money is good, to have control of money is still better” and in order to have better control over the money…

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ADRs as a Dividend Investment

ADRs as a Dividend InvestmentFor those of you unfamiliar with the term ADRs, it stands for American depositary receipt. An ADR is a stock that trades in the United States but represents a specified number of shares in a foreign corporation. ADRs are bought and sold on American markets just like regular stocks, and are issued in the U.S. by a bank or brokerage company. For dividend investors looking for diversification, ADRs can offer…

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Stock Selection For The Individual Investor

Stock Selection For The Individual InvestorThe latest stock market turmoil, in the fourth quarter of 2008 when stocks declined significantly, has left retail investors with a larger challenge than ever before. Many feel let down by their advisors, mutual funds, and the financial industry structure that is supposed to help them. Is it possible for an individual managing his or her own money to make their own stock selection decisions, when they likely don’t have…

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Using Put Options to Protect Your Portfolio

Using Put Options to Protect Your PortfolioAs options are a fairly sophisticated method of investing/speculating, I rarely write about them as I’m a big believer in sticking with the basics.  However, with the expectation of some sort of market correction between now and October 2010, I’ve had thoughts on ways to hedge a portfolio to reduce the potential for loss. One way to protect a portfolio is to purchase insurance in the form of put options. …

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Successful Motivation of Investors

Successful Motivation of InvestorsSuccess is often difficult to determine and many use a measurement based solely on absolute returns although all investors seek positive returns in abundant forms.  It’s no mystery that the behaviour of investors follows similar cycles seen over and over in both boom and bust segments of market ups and downs and investors for the most part attempt to avoid these cycles only to find themselves frequently falling into a market mentality and accepting…

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