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Weekly Reading Links 12.21.12

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Weekly Reading LinksThe Santa-Claus Rally seems to be an annual investing rite of passage, one that investors can count on like clock-work. Like many astute investors, I don’t try to time the market. Since I haven’t had the extra cash to invest or wanted to sell any of my positions, it’s a moot point. I’ve been quite content to let the dividends roll in and wait out the turmoil. However if we all fall off the Fiscal Cliff this month, I am ready to deploy capital via selling another chunk of bond ETFs.

Are You Ready for the Fiscal Cliff?

Already concerns over resolving the Fiscal Cliff were looming over markets this morning, with the DOW off about 115 points or a mere 0.8%. Although more media hype than substance, U.S. political wrangling is shaking global markets, and making investors around the world nervous. If there is a market sell-off this coming January, that would be a nice bonus for us dividend investors. We like to add positions to our favourite companies when the news is gloom and doom. In the meantime, I’ll just let the dividends roll in. 😉

It’s that time of the week again. Check out these great reads from around the web!

An Investment in Union Pacific @ Dividend Growth Stock Investing

Holding vs. Deploying Cash @ Dividend Mantra

Emera EMA Dividend Stock Analysis @ The Dividend Guy

Smart Guys versus the Dummies @ DIY Investor

Buying Blogs vs. Building from Scratch @ Web Ninja (re dividend stocks)

How to Profit by Giving it All Away Financial Mentor @ SPI

Have a nice weekend everyone! Christmas is almost here. 🙂


  1. Ninja,

    Thanks for including me in your roundup.

    I’m with you. I hope there is a market-wide sell-off in January, which would provide us long-term investors an opportunity to pick up quality on sale!

    Best wishes.

  2. Thanks for the mention! I’m curious to see what will happen with the Fiscal Cliff. I wrote earlier this month about some companies that I’d love to pick up if the price falls due to the Fiscal Cliff like some experts are predicting. Like you I don’t try to time the market. If I have cash available for a purchase I like to put my money to use as long as I can find a company I want to own that I believe is fairly valued I’ll jump in. However, if the fiscal cliff comes to fruition and stock prices fall I’ll be trying to scrounge up as much cash as I can to take advantage of the opportunity.