Annual Goals Progress Report 2014

Since it’s nearly the end of the year, I decided to do a progress report on my goals for this year. I know it’s typical to do this at the very end of the year, but I think I’m away around then so I may as well do it now. The other reason for doing…

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Royal Dutch – A High Yield Dividend Share

Most of you will probably have heard of Shell, or Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA and RDSB) as it is more properly known. BUT, did you know that this huge oil company, formed by the merger of a British and a Dutch business, started out as an antique shop in London? Bet you didn’t know that! From…

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JD Sports – A FTSE 350 Dividend Payer

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Overview JD Sports – You may not have heard of them if you are outside the UK, but most mid-to-large towns and cities probably have at least a small JD Sports shop. They sell good quality sports clothes at decent prices and always have a really nice set of selections e.g. mens’, womens’, and kids’ specific…

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Aberdeen Asset Management – Final Results

One of the shares I own, Aberdeen Asset Management (ADN on the London Stock Exchange), just released its final results for the year. And they were good. I sometimes doubt my value dividend growth strategy, as I tend to go for shares with a pretty low PE ratio. But they always seem to do pretty…

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Dividend Timing – The UK vs. the US

The US and the UK are Different Well, it doesn’t take a genius to know that we are two countries separated by a common a language… here in the UK, we often make jokes about America and all the things we think are totally crazy about the country… and I know you guys ‘just dig…

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Sainsbury’s – Is it about to get decimated?!

I discussed and analysed Sainsbury’s recently, as the mighty retailer Tesco had announced a profit warning which affected the price in Sainsbury’s as well as other companies in the retail sector. As I mentioned previously, I buy shares once per month on a discount scheme, so I bought more Sainsbury’s shares at the end of…

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BAE Systems – A Good Value Defensive Stock?

  This month, I am intending to buy more shares of BAE Systems (BA. on the LSE). It’s one of the largest companies in the UK and is a pretty solid dividend payer. I’ve already got 37 shares, so I am hoping to pick up another £100+ worth before it goes ex-div on 23rd October….

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The Right Time to Buy Sainsbury’s Shares?

I LIKE SAINSBURY’S I am a fan of Sainsbury’s. I like their food and I like their prices. I also like my local store, because they have a convenient underground car park and they even have electric car charging ports outside. These are not the main reasons why I own some of their shares, but…

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How to Set Goals – And Achieve Them

Goals are Awesome – Goals are the Key to Success Goals are awesome. They really are. Goals help you visualise the future. Goals help you get moving towards something. Goals keep you from being at a standstill, they stop you from becoming stagnant. I was so ignorant to these facts in the past. I look…

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August Share Purchase – Carillion

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Update 26.08.14: My monthly order went through, eventually, getting me another 29 shares, bringing my total to 136. This is great, because I now have reduced my overall cost basis (the shares were about 6% cheaper). This means I am adding at least £1.62 in interim dividends, payable before the end of this year, and…

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