Desperately Seeking Income

Based on recent Canada Census statistics, we can estimate that nearly 1 of every 5 Canadians are over the age of 65. Retirement at 65 or younger is still the Canadian dream, and while more people are working longer to supplement their retirement income, others rely on passive income from their investments, primarily dividends, to enjoy a comfortable retirement...

Stock Dividend Cuts Raise Alarms

Canadian investors are anxious about their dividends. It’s understandable, and here’s why. The isolation strategies needed to fight coronavirus are stifling the economy. Many companies are scrambling to shore up cash as sales vanish, taking measures such as a temporary decrease, deferral, or outright suspension of dividends...

Investing and Retirement

Last week a subscriber emailed, “What does the term retirement mean with VectorVest? Does it mean you are already retired and living on the income and buying mostly REITs or high dividend paying stocks similar to the positions held in the Canadian model Retirement portfolio?”

How Your Objectives and Stages of Investing Should Factor Into Your Stop-Prices

One of the interesting discussions we have in our Investing for Retirement course is when we explain the importance of Stop-Prices, or Stop-Losses as they are often called. There is always a bit of pushback, and it’s understandable. We hear comments such as...

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