Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My Own Advisor Blog 2

My Own Advisor has been blogging for a couple of years and has a lot to share with novice investors. This is a second part for this blogger as in my original post on My Own Advisor blog I just noted the investment books he was recommending. The following are posts on this blog for novice investors.

ETFs and Indexing
My own Advisor has a couple of great posts on the benefits of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Indexing.

While definitions will vary slightly and some are more detailed than others, I like to define Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) this way: an investment product that is like a stock, but also like a mutual fund that can be bought and sold on a stock exchange...continue...

While dividend-investing takes some considerable time and effort, investing in some ETF products in my opinion, does not. When it comes to our RRSPs and TFSAs, I'll be honest, I'm pretty lazy. That's why we hold iShares products such as XIU, XDV and XBB in...continue...

Asset Allocation and Asset Diversification
Next up are a couple of posts on Asset Allocation and Asset Diversification. The first post is called "Do You have AAAD?" The second post is called "My Asset Location, Location, Location".

It's not a bad thing if you do...if fact, it's a very good thing. No, not ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or ARDS (Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome) or AAA (American Automobile Association) - although the latter is a great membership to have. But AAAD (Asset Allocation and Asset Diversification)...continue...

Investors hear plenty about asset allocation and asset diversification but in my opinion not so much about asset location. Why is that? Is it often overlooked? I know I used to, but no longer, and here's why...continue...

On Dividend Investing
My Own Advisor has a number of interesting posts on Dividend Investing.

The first post is about buying another dull and boring stock. I've done it again. I've bought another dull and boring stock that pays dividends. To help you identify the stock, a little game of "who are they?"
  • They are the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada.
  • They have over 2 million customers.
  • Their holdings include natural gas in British Columbia, electric utilities in five Canadian provinces and three Caribbean countries...continue...

Next up was a post called "My Simple Stock Selection Rule of Thumb". A few years ago, along with index investing using ETFs for my RRSPs, I feel like I saw the light and I became a DRIPper of...continue...

He continues in this vain with a post called "Canadian Dividend Stock Selection Made Easy". Yes, I think the title says it all. Contrary to what some people might have you believe, I think selecting a few quality Canadian dividend-paying stocks can be easy. Again, a few. In fact, the answer to selecting a couple of great Canadian dividend-paying stocks to start your direct ownership portfolio might be staring you right in the face, especially...continue...

The last post of this type is called "Some other reasons why I invest in dividend-paying stocks". According to Jonathon Chevreau's recent article in the Financial Post, the "magic age for the ideal retirement in Canada is 63, according to a CIBC poll out Thursday, although baby boomers are less optimistic...continue...

On my Investment Talk blog I am today writing about Northland Power Inc. (TSX-NPI). Today, I am discussing the stock. To read about this stock go here....

This blog is meant for educational purposes only, and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. See my website for stocks followed and investment notes. Follow me on twitter.


  1. Thanks for highlighting my blog Susan, very nice of you!

  2. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.

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  5. Theirs mre to investing than indexing shooting for the same return as the standard and poors five hundred is not much of a goal.