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?”
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.
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!
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!