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CANADIAN UTILITIES LIMITED ELIGIBLE DIVIDENDS (newswire.ca)

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These are barely increases especially in the current inflationary environment. Helps affirm my decision to sell CU at the end of 2021. That being said an increase is better than a cut.
I have very small positions in both.
Maybe 1% of my portfolio in each. I had thought about selling, too. But then I thought it was such a small portion of my portfolio, I just treat them more like bond proxies.

But I don't think you're wrong.
Anyway, hey. I'll take the increase, even if it is small.
 

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Ya, dumped CU a number of years ago in favour of keeping and adding more of BEPC, AQN, FTS, EMA.

Utilities are very bond-like for sure.
 

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I have very small positions in both.
Maybe 1% of my portfolio in each. I had thought about selling, too. But then I thought it was such a small portion of my portfolio, I just treat them more like bond proxies.

But I don't think you're wrong.
Anyway, hey. I'll take the increase, even if it is small.
My position was less than 1% as well. Totally bond like and a good yield at around 5%. I was overweight utilities and didn't want to trim another position in that sector.
 

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My position was less than 1% as well. Totally bond like and a good yield at around 5%. I was overweight utilities and didn't want to trim another position in that sector.
I really messed up on Emera.

I bought some about $15 lower than current price. Unfortunately, I didn't buy as much as I wanted back then. Kicking myself for not buying more.
 

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That's always how it goes. I regret not buying low div high dividend growth stocks when I started DIY. As such I avoided low yield stocks like the Canadian Rails, Alimentation Couche-Tarde etc. I read a ton of articles on how low yield high dividend growth outperforms divdend stocks but I wanted to see that dividend income in my account each quarter. Hindsight is 20-20. We tend to focus on what we should have done but the reality is you've made some good choices over the years and have done well. We can always find a reason to kick ourselves. Be glad you got in $15 lower. :)
 

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That's always how it goes. I regret not buying low div high dividend growth stocks when I started DIY. As such I avoided low yield stocks like the Canadian Rails, Alimentation Couche-Tarde etc. I read a ton of articles on how low yield high dividend growth outperforms divdend stocks but I wanted to see that dividend income in my account each quarter. Hindsight is 20-20. We tend to focus on what we should have done but the reality is you've made some good choices over the years and have done well. We can always find a reason to kick ourselves. Be glad you got in $15 lower. :)
What low div, high growth stocks are worth looking at now? I did a bit of the same.
noight some BAM and OTEX A couple of years ago. Up 70% and 15% respectively.
 

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Tourmaline increased its regular dividend by 11% from 18 cents to 20 cents, plus a special dividend of $1.25. This is the fourth quarterly increase in a row (4 increases in the last 12 months), and the second special dividend (last $0.75). Also one of the extreme few oil and gas companies to increase (not cut) their dividend in 2022. A newer position for me; largest natural gas producer in Canada with effectively no net debt and commitment to return nearly all free cash to shareholders.
 
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