Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Evolution of a Stock Price over 30 Years

One way to understand how the stock market works is to look at how it was built throughout time. As a dividend growth investor, I focus on picking shares from strong companies that show several growth vectors. I want to make sure those companies not only paid dividend in the past, but that will also continue to pay and increase it in the future.
I started investing in 2003. This gives me 15 years of investing experience including 2 bull markets and only one crash. I’ve followed the techno crash on my computer while I was working on my bachelor’s degree in finance, but that doesn’t really count as I had no money invested back then.
I remember feeling that my first investments weren’t growing fast enough for me. A high single-digit to low teens return each year didn’t appear that impressive back then. Today, I understand that the path through dividend growth investing is a long hike through the mountains. Sometimes you go up, sometimes you go down. It’s important to take pause and admire the nature. Eventually, you will rise to the top and feel like a king. But that takes lots of time and effort.
I thought of looking at 3M Co (MMM) over the past 30 years to give younger investors a perspective of what is looks like to be a long-term focused investor.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Outlook for June 2018

A bit late since I’ve had to travel for work last few days. Work has been extremely busy, so I haven’t had a chance to keep up with the markets and the steady flow of drama/news, which has actually been refreshing. I knew that I was consuming too much news and have cut back over the course of year or so, but last couple of weeks have shown that I am still consuming too much financial/social media and need to cut back.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

3 Low Beta, Higher Yielding Dividend Stocks For The Next Downturn

In an economic downturn many investors turn to dividend stocks which are sometimes referred to as defensive stocks. These stocks offer sustainable dividends providing the investor with a minimum level of positive return, which helps buffer the downward pressure from the market.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Weekend Reading Links - June 17, 2018

For your weekend reading pleasure, the articles listed below contain some of the best dividend and value investing insights found on the web. They were written by various members of the Dividend Investing and Value Network over the past week:

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