Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Loonie Bin Blog

The Loonie Bin blog is a favourite. He has great entries on different aspects of investing. A novice investor should probably head right over to his Investing 101 section. This is divided up into a number of sections.

Life Before Dividend Investing

I remember when I was 12 I asked my father about investing in the stock market. Even though he is very wise and taught me many important things he, like most middle class people, had limited investment knowledge and invested his money in mutual funds. I followed his direction and thought mutual funds were the best way to invest without all the continue....

What is a Dividend?

A dividend is a portion of a corporation's profits paid out to its shareholders. The word dividend comes from the Latin word dividendum which means, "thing to be divided". As a shareholder of a dividend paying company, you are paid dividends for as long as you own the shares. You may be paid in the form of a cheque if you hold the actual share certificates or the dividends may be directly deposited continue....

Dividend Yield

Simply put, a dividend yield is a ratio between the yearly dividend of a company relative to its current share price. It can be found by dividing continue....

Dividend Growth

The most important part of any dividend investment machine is dividend growth. Without it, your investment returns will be a stagnant pool that will slowly erode away thanks to inflation. As dividends increase over time, not only does your dividend income increase, but so does continue....

The Power of Compounding

"Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who doesn't ... pays it." - Albert Einstein.

Compounding or compounding interest is a process of earning interest not only on the principle of an investment, but on previously earned interest as well. This compounding effect continue....

More Good Things

There are a couple more items that I want to point out to you. The first one is a timely one on investing. It is talking about the fact that you should not just go for yield when investing in dividend paying stocks. The last two items talk about investing in Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) versus Registered Retirement Savings Accounts (RRSP). Here are the last three I want to point out.

Man Can't Invest By Yield Alone

One of the biggest questions I get asked is "Should I invest in this stock, it has a great yield". While yield does play an important part when making an investment decision, there are many other important factors to consider. A stock that has a large continue....

TFSA vs RRSP: Which One Works For You?

It seems Canadians have been bombarded with the notion that the RRSP is the ideal way to save for retirement. Now that its baby brother, the TFSA has been introduced, there is a common question floating around the country asking which one is better. No matter how many "experts" continue....

TFSA vs RRSP Round Two: The RRSP

The RRSP was introduced in 1957 to help promote retirement savings. Unlike the TFSA, you may only contribute to an RRSP if you earned income in the previous year. Contributions to an RRSP continue....

Canadian Utilities Ltd

On my Investment Talk blog I am today writing about Canadian Utilities Ltd (TSX-CU). Today, I am discussing the stock price and what analysts say about this stock. To read about this stock go here....

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  1. Hey Susan, I'm honored you included The Loonie Bin. It's always a pleasure to read your blogs.

    1. You have some great info on your blog.