Canadian Dividend Aristocrats – Strong Performance in a Big Storm with a Solid Diversification Strategy

Since we added the Canadian Dividend Aristocrat Portfolio, it has gained over 23% over it’s first two and half months. The yield is just a tad under 7% at 6.95%. With our no cost quarterly rebalancing, we just added two high yielding banks (CIBC, TD Bank) and removed two other banks (Bank of Montreal and Nova Scotia Banks). You can see that TD or Toronto Dominion Bank not only has a high yield but outperformed the Bank of Montreal (BMO) over a five year period.  Both banks have excellent quality in a diversified portfolio.

The European Dividend Aristocrats: A Global Income Solution

Announcing Durig’s latest addition to its portfolio of income solutions, the European Dividend Aristocrats Portfolio. This one of a kind portfolio targets 20 high yielding blue-chip stocks* (the actual securities held in the portfolio are American Depository Receipts and trade just like stocks) listed on various European exchanges for investment and was designed to produce high levels of dividend income and even the potential for growth of income over time. The idea is to invest only in the stocks of companies with a current high dividend and a long history of continuous annual dividend increases. Focusing investment on companies that increase their dividends annually should position the portfolio to consistently capture to the “cream of the crop” of higher dividend companies of a variety of  European exchanges.