Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dividend Growth Investing: 1 - Why dividends over capital gains?

I begin yet another series of discussions about the financial markets. This time on dividend growth investing...

EDIT: At the time this blog entry was posted I had a Youtube video here. That has been removed but I want the rest of my content to be remain. Nothing hidden no past mistakes ignored. All out in the open.

Dividend investing is the topic I am most passionate about in the financial markets. Its the thing I can "geek" out the most on. I've tried my hand at buy low, sell high. I've read up on (better never actually have) naked short sold stock. We have penny stock investing, value investing, momentum investing. All sorts of strategies of investing but they all have one thing in common. You have to make the decision when to sell. That opens up the risk and consequences of "what happens afterwards".

For me and my investing personality style, I found I would get too frustrated when I sold and the price went higher. Even when I had a great profit I would think I was "wrong" because I didn't sell at the top. Not only is that just a silly notion but it distracts one from their next investment or trade.

Disclaimer: The investments and trades in my videos and blog entries are not recommendations for others.
I am not a financial planner, financial advisor, accountant, or tax advisor. The financial actions I talk about are for my own portfolio and money and only suited for my own risk tolerance, strategy, and ideas. Copying another person's financial moves can lead to large losses. Each person needs to do their due diligence in researching and planning their own actions in the financial markets.

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