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My name is Mike McNeil and I’m the author of The Dividend Guy Blog along with the owner and portfolio manager over at Dividend Stocks Rock. I earned my bachelor degree in finance-marketing, own a CFP title along with an MBA in financial services. Besides being a passionate investor, ... more

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July Dividend Income Report
I recently invested $100,000 into dividend growth stocks. Here is my latest dividend income report to show you it’s possible to build a portfolio during an all-time high market.
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Retirement: Should You Use The 4% Rule?
Invented in the mid-90’s using data between 1926 and 1976, the 4% rule is a retirement withdrawing strategy.
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Should You Compare GIC Rates With Dividend Yield?
There are so many differences between a stock and a GIC, but if you really insist on comparing both, you should compare the total expected return. Let me explain...
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My 5 Canadian Favorite Dividend Growth Stocks
I’m often asked what are my favorite dividend growth stocks. It’s hard to make a short list as there are so many great companies out there. Based on my 7 investing principles, I’ve selected five I really like right now.
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A High Yield Portfolio? Only If You Meet These 3 Criteria
If a yield is over 5%, it means there are additional risks. when you pick a stock paying a 6-7% yield, it seems too good to be true…and it is usually is.
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FV Video Of The Week: Microsoft Is Killing It
Microsoft is sometimes considered an 'old tech' company but several divisions in the company's business are showing growth.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
AFL AFLAC Incorporated
AGU Agrium (now NTR)
ATR AptarGroup Inc.
BBRY BlackBerry Ltd
BLK BlackRock Inc.
BNS The Bank of Nova Scotia
BOWFF BOARDWALK REAL ESTAT
BTI British American Tobacco p.l.c. (American Depository Receipts)
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.
CL Colgate-Palmolive Co.
CLX The Clorox Company
CNI Canadian National Railway Company
CPB Campbell Soup Company
CVX Chevron Corporation
DFG Delphi Financial Group Inc.
DIS The Walt Disney Company
ECA EnCana Corporation
ENB Enbridge Inc.
EOG EOG Resources Inc.
ETR Entergy Corporation
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington Inc.
FDS FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FRTSF FORTIS INC (CANADA)
GIS General Mills Inc.
GNTX Gentex Corporation
GPC Genuine Parts Company
GRMN Garmin Ltd.
HAS Hasbro, Inc.
HCC HCC Insurance Holdings Inc.
HON Honeywell International Inc.
HP Helmerich & Payne Inc.
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation
IGIFF IGM FINANCIAL INC
INTC Intel Corporation
JNJ Johnson & Johnson
KHC Kraft Heinz Company, The
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation
KO The Coca-Cola Company
LLY Eli Lilly and Company
LMT Lockheed Martin
LOW Lowe's Companies Inc.
LPHI Life Partners Holdings Inc
MAT Mattel Inc.
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MMM 3M Company
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
OZRK Bank of the Ozarks
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
PG Procter & Gamble Co.
PM Philip Morris International Inc.
POT Potash Corp (Now NTR)
RIOCF RIOCAN REAL ESTATE I
RLI RLI Corp
ROL Rollins Inc.
SFG StanCorp Financial Group Inc.
SNCAF SNC LAVALIN GROUP IN
STX Seagate Technology.
SWK Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
SYK Stryker Corporation
T AT&T Inc.
TLM Talisman Energy Inc.
TRP TransCanada Corporation
TU TELUS Corporation
UNP Union Pacific Corporation
VZ Verizon Communications
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
WR Westar Energy Inc.
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