What’s the secret to dividend investing?
The secret to dividend investing is buying stocks that consistently increase their dividends. You as the investor then has to have the patience to hold on to those stocks. This rewarding approach to investing requires patience and time.
In 2000, I purchased 185 shares of TransCanada Corporation (TRP) at $13.40 each, for a total investment of $2479. But since then I have received $4606.50 in dividends alone from TRP. Here’s a list of TRP dividends from the last 17 years:
Are you afraid to invest on your own?
Are you afraid to invest on your own? When it comes to investing, fear and lack of knowledge holds most people back. I’ve been asked many times if my approach to investing is so great why doesn’t everyone do it.
Here are my reasons for why people don’t invest on their own in dividend stocks:
1. People don’t know about this approach to investing
The financial industry spends millions each year on marketing and advertising their products. The constant bombardment of getting people to buy financi…
Does investing take too long to make money?
Does investing take too long to make money? Yes, it does take time but the rewards are great for those willing to be patient. Don’t be lured by fast money, it comes with high risk. Value investors focus on long-term gain and are not tempted by quick money. Kelley Wright (Editor of IQT) writes:
“That, in a nutshell is what separates the value investor from all others. The value investor understands when a high-quality company with a long-term track record of managerial excellence, consistent div…
Want to Earn More?
Your salary is the average of the 10 people you surround yourself with. Are you happy with your current income? Do you wish you could earn more money?
Investing in quality dividend stocks can provide you with additional income, without working extra-long hours or taking on a second job (If you are looking for a second job or new job, have a look at Jooble, its a great job search engine). By owning certain stocks, you get paid dividends (money). Dividends are profits the company is sharing with …
Book Review: Victory Lap Retirement
Last fall I had the pleasure of meeting Mike Drak, and Jonathan Chevreau, authors of the book "Victory Lap Retirement". At first I thought, “oh another retirement book”. But Mike explained that this book turned the notion of a traditional retirement upside down. This book is about how to design your own life on your own terms. Work while you play, and play while you work is the key to building your own life. The old idea of a full-stop retirement – going from 100 per cent work mode to 100 per ce…
When is the best time to start investing?
The best time to invest was 10 years ago; the second best time is now.
After 17 years as an investment writer for USA Today Matt Krantz is joining a money management firm. Mr. Krantz shares his top lesson for investing:
“If you want to make money on stocks, stop obsessing about minutiae. Get started. Invest, diversify and hold on.” Mr. Krantz continues: “It’s easy to fixate on details like choosing which stock to buy, which investment accounts to open and fees. But investors get s…
Can You Buy a Stock for Nothing?
Here’s a story of how to buy stocks for nothing and earn more at the same time.
In 2000 I purchased 185 shares of TransCanada (TRP) for $13.40 each, at the time the dividend was $0.80 per share. This meant that in the first year I earned $148 in dividends.
185 shares x $0.80 = $148
Dividends are a cash payment made to shareholders; you can re-invest the cash payment or spend it as you wish. I decided to keep my dividends. Each year TRP increased their dividend per share.
What's The Best New Year Resolution?
The best new year resolutions are the ones you keep. Commit to yourself to build your best stock portfolio this year; your future self will thank you for the growing income you’ll receive.
The 12 Rules of Simply Investing are there to help you build your best portfolio. The stock market had a great year and our “The Five” US & Canadian selections from our first issue of the SI Report have grown by 29% in 11 months. As the Dow approaches 20,000 it’s important to avoid getting greedy. I know it’s…
My biggest investing mistake
I'd like to share with you my biggest investing mistake. I hope you can avoid making the same mistake I did years ago.
My journey into stocks didn’t start well. In 1999-2000 I got caught up in the technology stock market bubble. I bought Nortel at $85 and then again at $65. Nortel then dropped to $10, $5, and eventually went bankrupt. It proved to be an expensive lesson to learn. $2,000 in losses made me re-think my approach.
I decided to seek out successful investors, learn what they did, and…
What’s the key to successful investing?
Did you brush your teeth today? Did you wash your hands? Did you eat today? Turn the lights on at home? If you answered yes, then you used toothpaste, soap, ate food, and used electricity. These are the essential products that you need on a daily basis. Twenty years from now people will still be using these products, and the companies that provide these products will continue to be profitable. I refer to these companies as recession-proof. Even if you were to lose your job you would still need t…