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What are Dividend Funds?

November 6, 2009
Financial Planning
Anthony Sabti

A company’s stock return consists of two main factors: capital appreciation (company growth) and dividend contribution (the portion of company net earnings distributed back to shareholders).  In the last 50 years, dividend contribution has accounted for about 39% of investor returns (based on the Canadian Stock Index’s total return).  The 1990’s were a period of… Read More

If you’ve made it to retirement, congratulations! You’ve accumulated enough money to create your own portfolio-generated paycheck. Excellent work. But you can’t take it too easy, because you’ll receive a severe pay cut if you deplete your portfolio too fast. How much can you take out each year and be almost certain that you won’t… Read More