Why I chose Dividend Growth Strategy as the right for me!

When you read my section About Me then you will learn that I’ve firstly traded in 2003. As I started to trade I bought some “good-sounding” stocks, and sold them very fast with few percents. But I never noticed broker commissions, so I was out with a loss of few Euros. I was visiting some websites and learned more about chart analyzing to trade Forex, Options and all that kind of stuff you’ll probably lose your money. I’ve no doubt there are a few daytrader out there making a lot of money.

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Sheldon – the bearded dragon!

Since I was beginning to read some blogs I was very excited to read something about private things from different people worldwide. When you read something about new childs were born, blogger get engaged or married or some other things, it’s quite interesting. The section “About me” is one the first pages I read when reading a new website. The background of a person who’s investing is a part of intelligent investing. Of course, we are talking about stocks, about finance and how we can earn cash by investing or trading. It should be still the main topic of a website/blog called for example “my-dividends.com”. Anyway, i also want to show my personal site and will publish every week or every two weeks a personal post.

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The power of dividend growth investments

I invest my savings mostly into companies with dividend growth. Its also important that these companies increase their dividend yearly. What is the meaning for your investments? Especially here the compound interest will be very good for long-time investments.

To show it I will take a look to McDonalds. McDonalds is a worldwide known company who has worldwide branches and selling their products. Most of people love fast food.

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My expenses

I just want to give you an overview of my expenses. My main goal is to reach $25000.00 by dividends, but my another goal is to live frugal. Since few years I’m writing down my expenses to have an overview about them. Every year I’m trying to keep down my expenses. Recalling some unneeded contracts, stuff I don’t need, looking for another offers for telecommunication, insurance etc… Some expenses I cannot miss as its some of my lifestyle. For me now living frugal is to think twice about luxus. Do I need it really? Could I get it cheaper? Questions about Questions.

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Recent Buy: Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B)

My third investment in my new strategy was Royal Dutch Shell on 03/18.

The last dividend was $3.76. Since few years the dividend growth year by year.

The P/E is approx. 12,47.

My Investment: 

3 shares @ $66.46 for total $199.38 including broker costs.

The dividend will be $11.28 per year on my account before tax. The YOC will be 5,92%. It will be 0,04 % of my goal to reach $25.000 dividend per year.

Recent Buy: General Electrics (GE)

My second investment in my new strategy was General Electrics on 03/17/15.

The last dividend was $0.92. Since over 100 years GE is paying a dividend.

The P/E is approx. 13,34, so it fits into my strategy perfectly.

My Investment: 

10 shares @ $25.31 for total $253.10 including broker costs.

The dividend will be $9.20 per year on my account before tax. The YOC will be 3,63%. It will be 0,03 % of my goal to reach $25.000 dividend per year.

Recent Buy: AT&T (T)

My first investment in my new strategy was AT&T on 03/17.

AT&T is one of the biggest companies of telecommunication worldwide.

The last dividend was $1.85. Since few years the dividend grow approx. 2 % (approx. $0.04 per year).

The P/E is approx. 27, but for telecommunication sector P/E is good.

My Investment: 

6 shares @ $33.20 for total $199.20 including broker costs.

The dividend will be $11.10 per year on my account before tax. The YOC will be 5,57%. It will be 0,04 % of my goal to reach $25.000 dividend per year.

My Entry Criteria

As I’ve started to trade in stocks I just bought some “good-looking” stocks and sold them very fast. I hadn’t no idea why I bought them. I just looked to the development of the stock price and as it was nice looking I bought it. Without having any knowledge I sold them very fast. Middle of last year I visited a webseite about passive income by dividends and value investing and it looked very interesting to me. I heard about this strategy very often – especially as soon as I have heard something about the big genius Warren Buffet.

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My new blog started!

Beginning of year 2015 I started to publish a blog in german about my journey to become finanicially independent by investing in dividend stocks. After realizing that the most investors are coming from US I’ve started another blog about my journey in english. Here we are!

I’m very glad to be your host on my-dividends.com which will be the english version of my other blog.

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