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Stocks That Pay Monthly Dividends

Dividend and income investors, particularly those in retirement, know the importance of distribution frequency when it comes to selecting the securities they invest in.  Although most companies pay quarterly dividends, there is a sizable amount of companies that pay their dividends monthly which makes the flow of income a lot smoother for investors. For this blog post we will address the pros and cons of monthly dividend investing and provide a downloadable list of securities that pay dividends monthly at the end of the article for members to access.

M Jun 24, 2019
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Canadian Stocks That Pay US Dividends

Most Canadian companies who pay a dividend do so in Canadian dollars. However, there is a good number of companies that actually pay their dividends in US dollars. But why do they pay in US dollars? How can this benefit investors?

M Apr 29, 2019
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Taking stock of 2018

We take a look at some market stats for the 2018 year for US stocks and Canadian stocks.

Ryan Dec 27, 2018
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Nowhere to hide

2018 was the year where investors had nowhere to hide. No matter where you were invested in the stock market, you likely had a tough year (and if you didn’t then give yourself a pat on the back): Geographically, sectoral, or even the ‘sure things’ like bitcoin and pot stocks are shadows of what they were just a year ago or at least in negative territory in many cases. This would have been a tough scenario to envision just six months ago. Everything had a tough go of it.

Ryan Dec 05, 2018

When to Sell a Stock for Portfolio Optimization

When to Sell a Stock for Portfolio Optimization

One of the toughest questions an investor faces is when to sell. It is already hard enough to determine what the right investments are and when the right time is to make them. Add in emotional investments that accrue as one holds the stock and emotions swirling around embedded gains or losses from the holding and conflicting opinions everywhere. It is no wonder why it is such a tough question to answer. So, we are here to help.

We think the question of when to sell first needs the appropriate context and should be split into two parts...

5i Jan 30, 2018

Why writing is important when investing

I have not been writing here nearly as much as I would like. This seems like a reasonable activity to stop when things get busy but an investor who does not write and record their thoughts and strategies in some form is worse off in my opinion. Without documenting your thought process, ideas and theories, there is no way to keep track of everything that is going on in the markets and in your own mind let alone what is actually working or not. Fortunately we have a great team at 5i Research who has been able to keep the content flowing for readers and to keep our team on our toes.  

Ryan Dec 07, 2017
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