Thank you for your service! Over the last few years, I’ve been trying to learn more about investing. I started with buying blue-chip stocks, then I moved to buying more high-dividend stocks. I am not an active trader. I usually buy stocks a few times per year. I try to do a lot of research before buying, so your newsletter sounds perfect. My primary goal is to buy and hold stocks for years, hence the blue-chip and high-dividend purchases. I look forward to any help on research you can provide me.
Great to hear from you. Thanks so much for writing in and sharing your strategy.
I’ve gotta say, you’re a guy after my own heart. It almost sounds like I wrote that myself.
I say that because we think very similarly as investors.
I probably invest capital a bit more often.
And I maybe don’t necessarily stick to high-dividend stocks.
This strategy is time tested, reliable, and simple.
You say you’re looking for research.
Well, I’m writing back to you for that express purpose. I’m going to take some time today to share some of our best stuff with you.
All of these resources are designed to help long-term buy-and-hold investors find some of the best stocks in the world.
Keep in mind this is coming from a guy who used the dividend growth investing strategy to completely change his life.
This investment strategy helped me go from broke at 27 to financially independent at 33.
Dividend growth investing helped me go from unemployed and in debt to wealthy and retired in just a few short years – and I had no inherent advantages over anyone else (nor did I win the lottery or otherwise come into a bunch of unearned money).
I’ve laid out how that journey unfolded in my Early Retirement Blueprint, which explains exactly how I did all I’ve done. It’s a guide that almost anyone can follow to their early retirement dreams.
That guide is heavy on dividend growth investing because I believe in buying and holding blue-chip stocks that pay big and growing dividends – just like you believe in this.
In fact, that belief has allowed me to build my FIRE Fund – a real-life and real-money dividend growth stock portfolio that I publicly share.
This information is shared with the world not to brag, but rather I hope it provides a ton of value and insight into what the real-life application of dividend growth investing looks like for a young investor living off of dividend income.
It’s just one more resource that I believe can and will help an investor like yourself.
Speaking of resources, David Fish’s Dividend Champions, Contenders, and Challengers list is about as good as it gets for dividend growth investors.
Mr. Fish does a lot of hard work to the benefit of investors just like us.
He compiles invaluable data on more than 800 US-listed stocks that have raised dividends each year for at least the last five consecutive years.
As you might imagine, there are plenty of the vaunted blue-chip stocks that investors like us love to buy for the long term.
Think Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP), Apple Inc. (AAPL), and Procter & Gamble Co. (PG).
Those are just four stocks out of more than 800 options on the CCC list.
And we’re fortunate that Mr. Fish does the legwork and then allows DTA to republish his masterpiece.
But our value to readers like yourself doesn’t end there, Billy.
Fellow contributor Dave Van Knapp has put together a phenomenal series of articles on dividend growth investing – covering the strategy from A-Z.
His Dividend Growth Investing Lessons discuss what the strategy is, why it’s so wonderful, and how to go about successfully using it to your advantage.
Now, you don’t have to invest exactly as Dave Van Knapp does, nor do you need to follow exactly what I do. You have your own goals, and you should follow a plan that makes the most sense to you.
These are just extra tools in your tool belt. They are resources to help you formulate ideas and execute.
And it’s to that point – execution – that I share a compelling dividend growth stock investment idea with the community every Sunday.
It’s the Undervalued Dividend Growth Stock of the Week series.
I personally helm this series.
Every article features a high-quality dividend growth stock that has its fundamentals, competitive advantages, risks, and, perhaps most importantly, valuation broken down into easy-to-understand metrics and language.
You’ll be glad to know that I’m not just talking the talk, either.
I walk the walk. I’m usually invested in the very stocks I’m writing about. And I’m often buying these stocks alongside readers. I figure if I’m recommending something, I should be the first to eat my own cooking.
It’s always great to hear from a reader. But it’s especially rewarding for me to get feedback from an investor with such a similar mindset.
It’s our aim to provide the best resources around for investors just like yourself, Billy.
And I believe you’ll find immense value in everything I’ve shared with you today. I say that because I’ve personally benefited from these very same tools.
I hope you take some time today to use these resources to your advantage.
I wish you luck and success.
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