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?
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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?
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Your investment portfolio is influenced by many things which aren’t under your control. From the global economies, to national disasters, to surprise company decisions (e.g. Microsoft adding LinkedIn to their professional network), to political events (Presidential elections, Brexit) and even possibly the flapping of butterfly wings around the world. However one area where you do have some control are in managing trading or investing fees.
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I made another consolidation in my Income Fund today to simplify the portfolio. This involved selling two holdings and making two replacement purchases. Nothing major and no panic involved, so click on for the details!
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I came across an interesting report in my investing travels this week which looks at global dividend trends and which regions are growing dividends faster than others. Which region had the fastest dividend growth? Which company pays the biggest dividend amount in the world? Read on to find out!
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How many companies have tried and failed to become a Dividend Champion with 25+ years of annual dividend growth? How many of the former Champions are back in the running for another try at Dividend Championship?
Read on for some stats on the rise and fall of Dividend Champions since 2007.
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A Dividend Growth portfolio is well suited to be viewed as a mini-index fund since it’s an allocation to a specific set of dividend growth stocks held with a long-term buy and hold strategy in mind. Here’s how you can make your own index fund from your stock portfolio.
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After writing the review of my portfolio performance, I realized that the dividend growth performance chart I put in was completely inaccurate. So here’s an updated look along with a couple of obvious but perhaps overlooked points.
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In the summer of 2014, some 18 months ago, I reviewed the performance of my stock portfolio. I’ve hesitated to do it again because I was more interested in dividend income and I wasn’t worried about trying to beat the market with my stock selection. I have since ‘evolved my position’ (as a politician might say) because I was wrong (as a politician wouldn’t say) and I only just realized that this week…
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