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The advantages of Canadian-based eligible dividends are one reason why dividend investors tend to concentrate into Canada. For example if 500K was entirely invested CDZ, with no other sources of income, I think there would be virtually nil taxes to pay.

Using the Simple Tax calculator, it looks like $1 million invested into CDZ, with no other income sources, also has about 1% average tax rate overall... just about no taxes.

But keep in mind that taxes shouldn't be the only consideration when choosing investments. Loading up on Canadian eligible dividends makes sense from a tax perspective, but one would also lose diversification by doing this, which increases risk. And tax laws can change.
 

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But keep in mind that taxes shouldn't be the only consideration when choosing investments. Loading up on Canadian eligible dividends makes sense from a tax perspective, but one would also lose diversification by doing this, which increases risk. And tax laws can change.
Sticking with the same asset class what real diversification does one really lose out on?
I mean, many of the companies in CDZ have global assets and revenue.
 

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Sticking with the same asset class what real diversification does one really lose out on?
I mean, many of the companies in CDZ have global assets and revenue.
I think CDZ has pretty good diversification among industries. I wonder how much global exposure it has.

The reason I suggested CDZ + ZDY is that you also get US multinationals, so you're picking up names like Pfizer, IBM, Cisco which are global. For example, revenue from the Americas are only 50% for IBM and 60% for Cisco, so they are very global.
 

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The global economy is staring straight into a recession.
Now is a good time to investing in real estate, as prices are falling in key established markets. This is the most opportune time to buy property at one of the most reasonable price.
 

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The global economy is staring straight into a recession.
Now is a good time to investing in real estate, as prices are falling in key established markets. This is the most opportune time to buy property at one of the most reasonable price.
I think we're on the edge of a depression, not the time to load up on debt IMO.
 

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The global economy is staring straight into a recession.
Now is a good time to investing in real estate, as prices are falling in key established markets. This is the most opportune time to buy property at one of the most reasonable price.
Not yet. I would say soon, but not yet.
 

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Maybe I've joined the passive couch potato "cult" but I think there's enough uncertainty about how things are heading, that it's best to just stick to exist plans.

If I have no ability to forecast or predict whether stocks, or bonds, are going up or down, why would I take any corrective action? I truly have no clue how this is going to play out.

My permanent portfolio (All Weather) allocation is up 7% since the start of this year and up 13% from a year ago. Of course it's possible I may forfeit all those gains, but currently I see no reason to change anything I'm doing.
 

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They scare me because not only are you owning some pretty poor companies along with some good ones in ZWH but are limiting any out performance with their call strategy. Europe in general is a group of countries ranging from stellar to basket cases...why not just buy something like Siemens,Allianz and Volkswagen...much safer imo.

Which poor companies are you referring to? They are all European blue chips. Plus the yield on ZWE is about 7.69% so for a 5% portfolio European exposure, it's a great choice.
 
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