I like Zen thought. When I was a software developer, I used to say “the fastest way to write software, is not to write it.” That caused some puzzled looks until people realized that re-using something you’d already written is more efficient than writing something new. But this is a finance blog. How do you sell an investment without selling it? And, why the heck would you want to do that anyway?
This claim came from Kevin O’Leary when promoting his new dividend-centered ETF. Mr O’Leary stars in a TV show where they put him in a tank full of sharks or something like that. While the statistic might be inspirational in starting a dividend investing strategy, I couldn’t resist taking a closer look and doing some fact checking.
In order to get somewhere or achieve something, it’s good to have a plan. And if you have a plan, it’s even better to write it down so that you can follow it or even consider how you might change it. It’s no different for investing. Here are some thoughts on planning for investing success.
When I first started investing, my first investment in buying some shares was a major decision. Here’s the most important thing about that first investment.
If I had a penny for every time I’ve heard about the Dow 20,000 for the last couple of months, I’d probably have about $2.47. And I would promptly invest it back in the stock market. But what’s all the fuss about record market highs and should we be worried? Having asked that question, I thought I’d better answer it. So, fasten your seatbelt because we’re going up, up and away!
An investment portfolio can be like soap – the more you handle it, the smaller it gets. Be that as it may, I adjusted my target Income Fund asset allocation this month and sold some investments. Read on for the details.
The Henderson Global Dividend Index Edition 12 is now available for Q3 2016. This report looks at trends in global dividends and compares dividend growth by regions and industry. Which region had the fastest dividend growth? Where were dividends cut? Which company paid the biggest dividend amount in Q3 2016? Read on to find out!
One of my goals is to live off dividend income, without needing to sell any investments for income. But if I don’t sell any capital, then is Total Return that important? And does valuation matter if I only care about continued income?
Continue reading “Does valuation matter for an income investor?”
I’ve been slowly simplifying my investment strategy for a while now. Not just the asset allocation, but also in automating payments and streamlining my account structure. Mostly because I wanted to save “Time” but there’s another reason behind my simple thoughts on simple investing.
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Q: If you owned shares in a company, and that company went bankrupt; would you A) wish that the company had paid you $100 in dividends while you owned the shares, or B) hadn’t paid any dividends at all?
Continue reading “How would you answer this question?”