January dividends and recent stock buy

 

Dividend Growth Investing really is like clockwork

Hi there, fellow Reader! It’s time for my first dividend income update in 2018.

Dividend Growth Investing is a great way to build passive income which can substantially improve your finances over time. It uses the full power of the compound effect. I just love buying pieces of strong companies and holding them through thick and thin (unless the fundamentals deteriorate dramatically). Continue reading January dividends and recent stock buy

Let’s talk about cars and investing

What comes to your mind when you think of the word CAR?

I guess each of us has his or her own associations with automobiles such as

  • transportation,
  • mobility,
  • freedom,
  • speed,
  • status symbol,
  • environmental issues
  • costs
  • investment opportunities

and so on.

Cars play a tremendously important role in our society and are essential for our economy.  Continue reading Let’s talk about cars and investing

Stocks rewarding you FOR DOING NOTHING

Companies you should consider as the backbone of a diversified dividend stock portfolio

If I had to write a list containing fifty rock solid businesses with

  • a highly profitable and durable business model,
  • a broad economic moat on the basis of iconic brands, 
  • an excellent track record of superior cash generation,
  • sound financial fundamentals,
  • a compelling dividend history,
  • several robust catalysts for future growth

and therefore perfectly suited to be a core holding of a conservative dividend growth investor to  build intergenerational wealth, at least half of them would be the big names of the consumer staples sector, especially following businesses:

  • Nestlé
  • Unilever
  • KraftHeinz
  • Hershey
  • J.M. Smucker
  • Diageo
  • The Heineken Company
  • Anheuser Bush
  • The Coca Cola Company
  • PepsiCo
  • Starbucks
  • Mac Donalds
  • Procter & Gamble

Stocks of such wonderful businesses truly are for life. Continue reading Stocks rewarding you FOR DOING NOTHING

My final stock acquisition in 2017

Evolution of my Investment Portfolio over the year

Who would have thought that 2017 would show such an amazing Stock Bull Market?

The Dow Jones Industrial is up 25 %, the broader Standard and Poors 500 Index gained almost 20 %. All around the globe indices have experience a nice increase between 15 % and 25 %. Continue reading My final stock acquisition in 2017

How to use the domino effect when investing

Hey there, fellow Reader.

I want to share with you a few thoughts that came into my mind while reading a book by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan with the title “The One Thing”. 

In a nutshell, the book is about the power of focus and consistency. Over time, these are ingredients for extraordinary results. Continue reading How to use the domino effect when investing

Dreaming Big of a Tiny House

For my wife and me, the dream of a house with a big, wonderful garden is deeply rooted and in fact, buying  our first real estate object is an incredibly exciting goal we pursue.

But having been looking for our Dream House for two years now, it’s pretty obvious, that “finding the perfect real estate object” is not an easy project.

The hard, cold numbers show us, that it is a pretty daunting task to find a house here in central europe, suitable to our “needs” and not to overpay.   Continue reading Dreaming Big of a Tiny House

September 2017 dividends and stock purchase

Wow! Time passes so quickly, three quarters are already in the books.

September was a very good month in terms of dividends with ten companies paying me the amount of around USD 440, that’s an increase of almost 20 % year to date, putting my investment income over last nine months to around USD 3’700.

I am well on track to reach my full year goal of USD 4’500 in dividend income. Continue reading September 2017 dividends and stock purchase