Some Financial Articles of Interest

Just thought I’d say hi to my readers after being AWOL again. Life is rather busy, but I saw a few articles recently that I thought you might like to read too: The savings protection is going back up to £85k soon; Plenty to like in 2017 (mentions Sainsbury’s); Shares that Buffet might pick. I’ve recently…

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Just in Time for a Rhyme – Growth vs. Value Stocks

Growth Stocks: I grow over time, but the profits are all mine, So until you sell me, you won’t see a dime. Yet I can deliver such wonderful fruit, You’ll feel like a thief with a bag full of loot. I’m like a child, desperate to grow, Just feed me now and off I go….

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And We’re Back…

Quick Life Update Well, that was a long absence, wasn’t it?! Most of you know, I’ve been afk due to the birth of baby Edward on Boxing Day. Life has been basically chaotic most of the time since then. But I think I may be getting into a decent routine, finally. Who said having kids was easy,…

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December Dividend Stocks Watch List

December Dividend Stocks Watch List

December Dividend Stocks Watch List 2015 It’s time for this month’s dividend stocks watch list. It’s unlikely I’ll buy something totally new, as I haven’t had time recently to research new stocks in which I don’t already own shares. If baby TV #2 hasn’t arrived yet, it’s likely that I’ll be doing a top-up of Aberdeen Asset…

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General Life Update

portfolio update

Hi all, this might be one of the last posts I do for a while due to the imminent arrival of baby TV #2 – so I thought I’d give a general update of what I’ve been doing lately with regards to investments and life in general. Investments Update I’ve not made any other purchases…

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Recent Trade – Buy National Grid

recent trade - buy national grid

Well, I did it. I finally topped up my National Grid holdings to a more reasonable level. I’ve mentioned NG. on and off over the last year, as it’s not a stock that fulfils all my initial screening criteria, but it is a useful stock to hold. It’s large, defensive, necessary, and pretty boring. It’s…

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Investment Trusts For Income

investment trusts for income

Since I had a bit of holiday, I’ve had a bit more time to actually sit down and read and think a bit more about investing into a new investment category for my value stocks/dividend income NISA – Investment Trusts for income. I’ve never bought these in my NISA before, although I do have some…

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November Dividend Stocks Watch List

how to choose dividend growth stocks

It’s time for this month’s dividend growth stocks watch list. I’ve already made my purchase for this month, however I’m thinking of maybe adding another purchase before the month is out. It could be a top-up to National Grid (not exactly a dividend growth stock, but a sturdy high-yielder), or I might buy something totally…

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Is it Time to Buy GlaxoSmithKline?

Is it Time to Buy GlaxoSmithKline?

Is it time to buy GlaxoSmithKline? Well, in the last post I spoke about why I sold Direct Line Insurance – it didn’t fit my investing criteria. One of my key criteria is that a company should have increased its dividend (preferably above the nominal 2% rate of inflation) for at least 7 years. So…

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101 Dividend Investing Tips from the Experts

Just a quick note to say:

I was honoured to be contacted to contribute to this epic article covering 101 Dividend Investing Tips from the Experts. You will also spot some of our blogroll compatriots are quoted on there e.g. Huw, Tawcan, No More Waffles, John Kingham from UK Value Investor, and Trevor from Dividend Life amongst many others.

Check it out, and share it with your friends – it’s an awesome resource!

Cheers,

M