Dividend Investing

dividend kings

Dividend Kings List – Companies with Annual Dividend Increases for Over 50 Years!

By FT / June 30, 2020 /

A reader has prompted me to update this post (originally posted in 2016). Dividend growth investing may not be for everyone, but I am a fan.  I like the idea of receiving tax efficient payments from long-established companies with a track record of annually increasing their payments to shareholders. I also like the idea of…

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Canadian dividend growth stocks

Canada’s Best Dividend Growth Stocks for 2020

By FT / June 1, 2020 /

I originally started looking at the best Canadian dividend growth stocks back in 2013.  As one of the most popular annual articles on the site, I’m proud to enlarge the list this year to include my top 25 Canadian dividend stocks for 2020.  I have included the top 25 Canadian dividend stocks that have the…

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dogs of the tsx

Dogs of the TSX (Beating the TSX) Dividend Stock Picks – 2020 Bear Market Edition

By FT / April 13, 2020 /

Over the past number of years, I’ve been writing about the investing strategy known as Dogs of the TSX (taken from “Dogs of the Dow” in the USA) – also known as the Beating the TSX Dividend Stock Strategy (BTTSX). At a high level, in this strategy, the largest publicly traded companies in Canada (TSX…

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Dividend Investing – Your Questions Answered

By FT / August 26, 2019 /

Henry Mah from “Your Every Growing Income” blog posted a questionnaire for income investors and I thought it would be useful to help summarize my investment principles in a single post. If you are a regular reader, you’ll know that while I’m a dividend investor, I’m also an index investor at the same time.  In…

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The Best Canadian Dividend ETFs 2020

By FT / November 20, 2017 /

This post was originally written in 2015 but I have updated it due to recent questions about the top Canadian dividend ETFs available.  Check out the new entrants below. Dividend investing has been a part of my portfolio strategy since I started MDJ but with a bit more focus on building that portion of the…

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How to Build a Dividend Growth Portfolio

By FT / February 27, 2017 /

If you’ve been following for a while, you will come to learn that I’m a fan of two investing strategies, index investing (buying the broad market with low fee ETFs/mutual funds) and income producing dividend growth investing. I like index investing for its ease, low cost, and ability to beat most active mutual fund returns…

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How Regular and Synthetic Dividend Reinvestment Programs (DRIP) Work

By FT / September 9, 2013 /

The questions are still rolling in about investing small amounts per month, this time regarding the differences between a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP)/stock purchase plan (SPP) and a synthetic DRIP that most discount brokerages offer.  For those who are new to the concept, a DRIP is a way to automatically reinvest dividends received from a…

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