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John Heinzl

Investment Reporter and Columnist

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John Heinzl's model dividend portfolio

Strategy Lab experts started with a hypothetical $50,000 portfolio on Sept. 13, 2012. We’ll monitor their portfolios on a regular basis.

Jul 03, 2015

My preferreds got crushed. Should I sell?

Predicting when rate-reset preferred shares will rebound is a mug’s game, but you may be able to achieve higher returns – and better diversification – elsewhere

Jun 19, 2015

Why I just bought more of this REIT

Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust’s unit price has tumbled, making it an attractive time to buy this well-managed and conservative property owner

Jun 16, 2015

When saving money becomes an irrational obsession

Putting money away is a healthy habit, but it can become a problem when driven by irrational fears. In extreme cases, compulsive saving can lead to marital discord and friction with other family members and friends who don’t share the person’s fanatical frugality

Jun 12, 2015

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John Heinzl has been writing about business and investing since 1990. A native of Hamilton, he earned a master's degree from the University of Western Ontario's Graduate School of Journalism and completed the Canadian Securities Course with honours. His weekly Yield Hog columns explore the world of dividend stocks, bonds and other income-producing securities, and his explanatory Investor Clinic columns and videos aim to inform and educate investors who want to take control of their money. He also writes the irreverent Stars and Dogs feature that appears every Saturday in Report on Business and contributes car reviews to Globe Drive.

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