Canadian Dividend All-Star List Update: March 1, 2014 – New tab that includes the Canadian Banks!

So you turned your back

The Canadian Dividend All-Star List has been updated for the month, and I think you’ll like this update as I’ve added a whole bunch more information. The update I’m most excited about is the addition of the “Others” tab. In this tab I’ve added more dividend paying companies with a dividend streak of less than 5 years which includes the big six Canadian banks!

When the financial crisis hit in 2008 and 2009 there were a number of companies that kept there dividend steady for a few years, before increasing the dividend again. This knocked a lot of companies off the Canadian Dividend All-Star List as they no longer had the required five or more years of increasing dividends each calendar year in a row. The big six Canadian banks all failed to increase their dividend which is why you don’t see them in the Canadian Dividend All-Star List. I think if you talk with most Canadian dividend growth investors you will find they own at least one of the big six banks in their portfolio. I’d wager it’s a significant component of their portfolio too. This is the main reason I wanted to include the “Others”

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The Great Canadian Banking Series: Royal Bank of Canada Dividend Stock Analysis (Part 4 of 10)

Calling out All

Insight Imaging: John A Ryan Photography / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Welcome to part four of The Great Canadian Banking Series. In this 10 part series I examine the Canadian banking sector to identify good dividend growth candidates. In part two of the series I looked into Bank of Nova Scotia and in part three I looked at Toronto-Dominion Bank. Today I’ll be looking into Royal Bank of Canada.

Before I start the dividend stock analysis I want to mention to new readers that there is another article that you may want to read first. The other article better explains what I’m looking for in a company from a dividend growth perspective and why I analyze specific company components and ratios. The other article is meant more as an educational tool so that readers can better understand my dividend stock analyses. This dividend stock analysis will look at the company to identify if it is a

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The Great Canadian Banking Series: Toronto-Dominion Bank Dividend Stock Analysis (Part 3 of 10)

My Bank, Streetsville: Toronto Dominion/Canada Trust

bill barber / Foter / CC BY-NC

Welcome to part three of The Great Canadian Banking Series. In this 10 part series I examine the Canadian banking sector to identify good dividend growth candidates. In part two of the series I looked into Bank of Nova Scotia. Today I’ll be looking into Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Before I start the dividend stock analysis I want to mention to new readers that there is another article that you may want to read first. The other article better explains what I’m looking for in a company from a dividend growth perspective and why I analyze specific company components and ratios. The other article is meant more as an educational tool so that readers can better understand my dividend stock analyses. This dividend stock analysis will look at the company to identify if it is a good dividend growth candidate to invest in.

Company Description

From Google Finance:

“The Toronto-Dominion Bank is a bank. The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD

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The Great Canadian Banking Series: Bank of Nova Scotia Dividend Stock Analysis (Part 2 of 10)

Bank of Nova Scotia

Grant MacDonald / Foter / CC BY-NC

Welcome to part two of The Great Canadian Banking Series. In this 10 part series I examine the Canadian Banking Sector to identify good dividend growth candidates. Today I’ll be looking into Bank of Nova Scotia.

Before I start the dividend stock analysis I want to mention to new readers that there is another article that you may want to read first. The other article better explains what I’m looking for in a company from a dividend growth perspective and why I analyze specific company components and ratios. The other article is meant more as an educational tool so that readers can better understand my dividend stock analyses. This dividend stock analysis will look at the company to identify if it is a good dividend growth candidate to invest in.

Bank of Nova Scotia Dividend Stock Analysis

I chose Bank of Nova Scotia (Click for a FREE trend analysis of TSE:BNS) as the first bank to review, because it is the largest bank

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An Introduction to the Great Canadian Banking Series (Part 1 of 10)

Canadian Sunset

Lone Primate / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

In this series I’m going to take a look at the Canadian Banking Sector. If you talk to most Canadian dividend growth investors I think you will find that Canadian banks make up a significant portion of their portfolio. Canadian banks have reasonably high dividend yields, have performed well historically and they used to have very impressive dividend streaks with strong dividend growth until the global financial crisis hit.

When the crisis hit, the Canadian banks held their dividends steady while they navigated through the troubling times. Compared to other foreign banks, Canada stacked up very well, as a lot of other banks were cutting their dividends. Now that the financial crisis is over the Canadian banks have started increasing their dividends again and dividend investors are hoping that the banks get back to their old ways.

The Canadian banking industry is made up primarily of the “Big Six”:

  • Toronto-Dominion Bank
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