Why I Watch Each Dividend Get Paid to my BMO InvestorLine, CIBC Investor’s Edge and RBC Direct Investing Brokerage Accounts
Why I keep an eye on my dividends and distributions and what happened to NFI’s payments for 2016.
Why Buying an Index Fund ETF Must be for the Long Term Not for a “One Year Wonder”
What investment did I make in 2014 that had a better return in 2015 than XIC or a one-year GIC?
What Happens If You Deposit a Spouse’s Cheque in Your Tangerine Account By Mistake?
Don’t count on banks to save you from your own mistakes.
Investment Portfolio Stock, Bond and Index Fund Updates and Surprises for January
January has bought some pleasant investing surprises.
How Can a Canadian Couple Legally Income Share to Reduce Taxes?
These two strategies allow some income-splitting between spouses regardless of whether they have any children.
Trying to Pay for All Our Expenses Using Dividend, Distribution and Return of Capital Income Only
Have you compared your expenses to your investment income recently? Anything startling come to light?
Do I Want my Retirement Income to Come From Dividends and Interest or Capital and Growth?
As we edge nearer to retirement I’m trying to position our investments to match our retirement plan. Of course that would be easier if we HAD a retirement plan. One of the first choices we need to make is whether we are planning to fund our retirement from the capital gains made by our investments or only from the dividends, interest and other income our investments generate.
Testing Whether You Can Buy Shares the Day Before A Dividend is Earned and Sell the Day After
I really don’t suggest you follow my example and test this scenario for yourself.
What Canadian Blue Chip Stock is Paying a Dividend Only Yield of 17%?
Do you have any stocks paying amazing dividend yields? How “real” are those yields? Can you live off them in retirement?
If I Transfer a Stock to my US $ InvestorLine RRSP After the Record Date Where Does the Dividend Go?
After I goofed and shifted stock from my Canadian to my US ledger in my InvestorLine account after the Date of Record, I checked to see where the dividend appeared.
When Can I Spend a Dividend or Distribution Payable into my BMO InvestorLine Account?
I asked InvestorLine via their secure email MyLink service what day I can spend a dividend or distribution payable to my account. The answer was reassuring.
What to Watch for When Transferring a Stock to the US Dollar Side of an InvestorLine Account
Ok here’s an easy post to read and prove to yourself that you are much smarter than I am, although I doubt that was ever in question. AKA “Don’t do what I did when moving a dividend-paying stock to your US dollar sub-account.”
How Can I Move a Stock I Hold from the Canadian Side to the US Side of my InvestorLine Account?
Once more I sally forth (like the comic strip) to test how to do something weird in my InvestorLine account: This time my task is relatively benign as I attempt to move some, but not all, of my shares in a certain Canadian financial titan from the Canadian side of my RRSP account to the newly-minted US side. Once more InvestorLine makes mysterious entries into my transaction history and My Portfolio Holdings which I will attempt to de-code to see what has happened or failed to happen and when.
When Will I See My Dividend Payments in my CIBC Investor’s Edge Account?
I know when to expect dividend payments to appear in our InvestorLine accounts but when will they show up in our Investor’s Edge account? Will they be one day late, back dated? Or….? Luckily two good movies came out while I waited to find out.
My Dividend Just Doubled for CU! Or Did It? Stock Splits and BMO InvestorLine
The dividend doubled overnight! The stock is up 2.7% in the first half-hour of trading! Should I buy more? Should I sell? Should I get a life?! Tune in and tell me.
Stocking Up on Dividends: a Roundup of High Yielding Articles
Has the CRTC had an impact on Bell’s dividend yield? Why is CU cutting its dividend in half?! Read on.
How Can I Buy an Annuity Without Giving Away my Principal?
I haven’t found a true annuity that returns your principal at the end of its term but here’s a “reasonable facsimile” to consider.
Can I Buy the Day Before the Dividend and Sell the Day after and Make Money?
How to make quick, easy money by playing the Dividend Date game! Or not.
How Can I Look Up What I Did, When I Did It and for How Much in a CIBC Investor’s Edge Account?
If you’re trading so fast you can’t remember whether you sold Enbridge on Tuesday at 2 or Thursday at 12, you may need to check your historical buys, sells, distributions and payments simply and quickly.
Review the Dividend, Yield and Ex-Dividend Date for Shares Using CIBC Investor’s Edge
Don’t you hate that depressed feeling you get when you realize you bought shares just 12 hours too late to catch the next dividend? To avoid it, use these tips for checking the facts on dividends before you buy. For those of you new to dividend investing, the article also includes some timely reminders about the differences between dividends and guaranteed annual interest payments.
Review the Dividend Yield, Timing and Ex-Dividend Date for Shares of a Company’s Stock Using BMO InvestorLine
InvestorLine’s Quotes+ will tell you if you buy a stock today whether you will get the next dividend payment. It will also give you some of the information you need to compare two or three dividend-paying stocks. Be careful though! There are some important things to watch out for.
How Can I Look Up What I Did, When I Did It and for How Much in a BMO InvestorLine Account?
If you hold stocks like a hot potato (now you have them, now they’re gone, now you have them again) you may sometimes need to review the history of your buys, sells, distributions and payments quickly and easily. You can use the Transaction History screen to take a focused snapshot of the past two year’s history with a stock, in all its gore and glory.
The Secret Weapon of Stocks that Pay Dividends: Staying Power Support
How dividends can help bolster an investment strategy and cover the cost of inflation.
Pros and Cons of Setting Up a DRIP for Dividends with CIBC Investor’s Edge ShareBuilder Plan
The benefits and drawbacks of enrolling in a DRIP through CIBC Investor’s Edge, including whether share discounts are available.
Can I DRIP US Stocks from a CIBC Investor’s Edge Self-Directed Account?
DRIPping US stocks inside an Investor’s Edge account.
Can You Buy Additional Shares for No Fee Using a BMO InvestorLine DRIP?
What is regretful about BMO InvestorLines synthetic DRIP.
Can I DRIP the Dividends from my BlackRock iShares ETFs at BMO InvestorLine?
Can you DRIP XBB, XCB, XSB, CBO, CLF, CBH and other popular iShares ETFs?
Can I DRIP US Stocks Using BMO InvestorLine?
Describes which US stocks are eligible for a DRIP from InvestorLine.
Pros and Cons of Using a DRIP for BMO InvestorLine Dividends
The benefits and drawbacks of enrolling in a DRIP through BMO InvestorLine, including the differences between real and synthetic DRIPs.
Using Dividend Paying Stocks to Create Monthly Income
Here are 4 examples of Canadian stocks from fairly different areas of business that pay monthly distributions.