How one investor became a super hardcore dividend fan, and what you can learn from him
The ‘Dividend Earner’ left his adviser and built a dividend portfolio. Here’s what he learned along the way
Nothing feels as good to an investor as discovering an investment approach that gives excellent returns, low volatility and a good night’s sleep. That’s what happened to me a couple of months ago.
With a bit of cash in hand, I started searching the internet to see if there was anything new in the world of dividend investing — a favourite portfolio strategy of mine. I had a few requirements. I wanted something simple, preferably a basket of dividend stocks that would give me solid returns until retirement and beyond.
For example, it turns out there are actually three distinct dividend strategies: dividend income, blended dividend and dividend growth.
I quickly realized I had stumbled across exactly what I was looking for. The blogger who runs the site had similar money goals to mine: achieving a growing dividend income with simple, but effective tools for selecting stocks.
After connecting with him later that day, he agreed to anonymously share his investment journey and unique dividend-picking strategies with us here at FP Investor.
Part one: Getting started
In 2009, I moved away from my financial adviser, sold all my mutual funds and moved into dividend investing — a necessary move to ensure my money works for me. What I did not know then is that dividend investing can be done in so many ways … You can see all my dividend income history since 2009 .