Dividend Growth Model

The Dividend Growth Model, also known as the Gordon Model, is a fundamental analysis methodology for determining the value of a stock or business. This model is used as a strategy for investment based on the dividend yield. It values a company based on the dividends currently paid as well as the pattern of dividend growth that the company has displayed over time.  Although not all investors are comfortable with this

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What I Sold To Pay Off My Mortgage

As a follow up to my article on paying off my mortgage, I promised to post which stocks I sold, when I sold them, and what the price was if readers showed any interest in that information. I received a few e-mails requesting those details so, as promised, here is the data: February 29, 2012 Sales: TransCanada Pipeline – $43.02 Sun Life Financial – $$21.70 Proctor and Gamble (USD) – $67.70

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Putting Out The Greece Fire!

It has been said that Shakespeare drew his inspiration for many plays from classic Greek dramas. If he were alive today, I don’t think there would be any shortage of inspiration for new projects! Of course, the situation in Greece has been front page news this week and it has created some choppy waters for investors (it was another volatile day on the markets yesterday – but that was apparently caused by

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3 Key Issues That Influence the Stock Market

As we head into the fall and we look forward toward next year, it is important to take a look at the general econimc landscape, assess the data that we have access to, and develop our views on the performance of our investments going forward. The following are three high-level economic data points that we can use, along with our other tools, to further assist us determining our views on

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