1. Echo on March 23, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I’ve had my eye on SLF for a while now but didn’t pull the trigger. I bought Great West Life last year and it has been a dud so far, so I think I’ll wait until I see some signs of life in this sector (like a dividend increase) before I jump in again.

  2. Financial Uproar on March 23, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I guessed this one right! Do I get a prize?

    Manulife intrigued me when it was less than $15. If it got down to that level again I’d definitely think about buying, maybe they’ll come out with some bad earnings with the recent market troubles, causing the stock to go down to where I want it.

    Sunlife just isn’t enough of a contrarian name for me. There’s nothing wrong with the company though, it should be a solid performer.

  3. young on March 24, 2011 at 12:11 am

    @Financial Uproar- You get the prize of Y&T’s adoration on how brilliant you are at being able to guess SLF! Yeah, I was intrigued when manulife was so low too and was even more intrigued that Manulife was able to pull through and bring it back up again (they said they were doing some restructuring).

  4. young on March 24, 2011 at 12:13 am

    @Echo- Yeah, I had the same doubts, it’s just at close to the 52 week high, so I compromised by not buying so many shares in it. I’m sure a dividend increase is set to come.. it’s been over 3 years. As long as it’s not a decrease … 🙂

  5. CF on March 24, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I was planning on making SunLife my first (of many??) dividend purchase actually.

    I first started looking at it when it was near it’s low ~$24 and you can probably guess how annoyed I am that I didn’t have the cash to buy it back then!

  6. young on March 24, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    @CF- Oh yeah, I completely know what you mean. I was annoyed at myself when I was looking at HSE (Husky) at like $24 and now it’s at around $30 as well. C’est la vie!

  7. young on March 24, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    @CF- PS I heart dividend payers! 🙂

  8. chad on December 25, 2011 at 11:13 am

    what do currentley have in your tfsa
    and are you going to be buying anything new in 2012???

    I’m looking at the vangurd etf funds

  9. young on December 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    @chad- The vanguard ETF funds are probably a great idea especially since I recently found out from reading the Millionaire Teacher that Vanguard is nonprofit! I’ve been bad at managing my ETFs because I tend to be more attracted to buying more dividend producing individual stocks (though I know that is not as smart) when I have extra cash to spare to put into my portfolio. Have you looked at the Canadian Couch Potato’s recommendations for ETF allocations and funds? I currently have a lot of dividend (Canadian) stocks in my TFSA and I am planning to add more to them versus buying more different stocks.

  10. chad on December 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Will be setting up the couch potato this year already top holding xiu.Now the vangurd funds will be 2012.
    It is amazing how the couch potato works.I was actully in one of the money sense articles last year.And learned lots from it.So far Iv’e fired 2 finacial planners and 1 stock broker in 13 years.The first 5 years with them.And the last 8 on my own and way better off.
    Hopefully more people do there own investing instead of feeding the vultures in the investment world with there high fees.Yes some people need advice.But the couch investing is more a mind set, and with low cost etf’s the access of information on the web sites.Investing and reaserch is cheaper and more avaliable than ever before.That the small guy or gal actully has a chance in making some extra $$$$ in investing.

  11. young on December 29, 2011 at 12:55 am

    @chad- well said! It takes some effort on the investor’s part to start investing in ETFs and indexing. I really enjoy the Canadian Couch Potato website as well.

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