Download the Canadian Dividend All-Star List here:
- Canadian Dividend All Star List December 1, 2013
- Canadian Dividend All Star List November 1, 2013
- Canadian Dividend All Star List September 30, 2013
- Canadian Dividend All Star List August 31, 2013
- Canadian Dividend All Star List July 31, 2013
- Canadian Dividend All Star List June 30, 2013
- Canadian Dividend All Star List May 31, 2013
- Canadian Dividend All Star List April 30, 2013
- Canadian Dividend All Star List April 1, 2013
- Canadian Dividend All Star List March 1, 2013
- Canadian Dividend All-Star List February 28, 2013
- Canadian Dividend All-Star List (Draft)
Canadian Dividend All-Star List
Prior to starting this blog I did some research on how to make a blog and what I took away as the most important piece in creating a successful blog was to provide valuable content to your readers. Now you may be thinking, well obviously! And while this may seem obvious, it can be hard to put into practice on a regular basis. One way I plan to provide valuable content to my readers is by creating the Canadian Dividend All-Star List and updating it monthly.
I read a lot of different finance blogs on a regular basis, and it took me awhile to figure out how I was going to differentiate myself. After a month or so, I came up with the idea to provide the Canadian Dividend All-Star List. [Download it here.] When I screen US dividend paying companies I use David Fish’s US Dividend Champions excel file. The file contains over 10 years of dividend history for companies that have raised their dividend for more than 5, 10 and 25 years in a row as well as regular stock information (share price, P/E, EPS, P/B, etc). This file is incredibly useful, especially when starting to screen for stocks. [David Fish’s US Dividend Champions List can be downloaded here.] Until February 2013 there was no Canadian equivalent. Enter the Canadian Dividend All-Star List. The Canadian Dividend All-Star List is comprised of Canadian companies that have increased their dividend for 5 or more calendar years in a row. I used the dividend record date to determine the length of streaks.
With limited spare time it took me about a month to compile all the data. There is no quick or easy way to get the annual dividend history for more than a decade for what started with 43 companies. Now that I have this information it should be less time consuming to update the file. I plan on updating the file on a monthly basis. A new version should come out at the beginning of each month.
It is my hope that you find the Canadian Dividend All-Star List useful and it helps you with your dividend growth strategy. While I certainly don’t expect donations, I do appreciate them. To create and update this file takes a lot time and effort, so donations are always welcome. You can use the donate button below or the Donation page.
Now for a few disclaimers, the first of which will be accuracy of the information. While I have tried my best to provide accurate information, I am subject to human error. Finding the dividend history to four decimal places can be difficult when looking at older payments and considering splits and rounding. The file contains a mix of information pulled from Yahoo! Finance and data I entered manually. Data entered by myself has come primarily from the company’s investor relations website, or their annual reports. The annual reports were taken from the company website or www.sedar.com. In the few instances where I was unable to find the dividend history from the company website or the annual report, I used TMX, Yahoo! Finance, or Google Finance and compared the information. Some of the stock information is pulled directly from Yahoo! Finance, and while I am assuming it to be correct, I have not confirmed this. As you can see I have tried my hardest to provide accurate information, but I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information.
Now for the second disclaimer: The intended use of the Canadian Dividend All-Star List. I am happy to share this information to as many individual investors as possible for free, but this list is not intended to be used for commercial use, unless you have received written permission by me.
If you have any suggestions on how to improve the Canadian Dividend All-Star List, please don’t hesitate to contact me or leave a comment on this page.