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Mini Dividend Portfolio

Many Canadian Investors are starting to look towards dividend investing after their experience from the recent market crash. While this strategy is well-suited to long-term investors, many newbies don't know where to start.

Here are my top 6 picks for Canadian investors. These stocks can be viewed as building blocks to form the foundation of a dividend portfolio. All of these stocks have a solid track-record of dividend growth.

TD Bank is Canada’s second largest bank, serving more than 13 million customers worldwide. TD also has a significant U.S. presence.

Shaw Communications is a diversified communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, Internet, telecommunications services and satellite services. Shaw serves more than 3 million customers.

Enbridge operates the world's longest crude oil and liquids transportation system in North America. Enbridge also owns and operates Canada's largest natural gas distribution company.

Fortis is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada, serving more than 2 million gas and electricity customers.

Diageo is the world's leading producer of branded premium spirits. Diageo’s portfolio of brands includes Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Baileys, Guinness and Tanqueray.

Johnson & Johnson is the largest and most diverse health care company in the world. The company focuses on pharmaceuticals, consumer products and medical devices.

This "mini portfolio" is 2/3 Canadian and 1/3 Foreign. Keep in mind that foreign securities are better held in tax-deferred accounts (RSP, TFSA)

"This article was written by Think Dividends. You may email questions or comments to me at"

Note: No buy or sell is recommendations are implied by the author. Portfolio decisions should reflect your investment objectives, personal preferences, risk tolerance, diversification views, return expectations, time horizon and income requirements. Do your own homework before making investment decisions.