Saturday, April 13, 2019

Right Now Its all about the Dividend

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Well I am a simple guy.

Simple things follow me around.

A like simple cars, simple food, a simple place to lay my head, a simple woman (mmwwhh) and a simple place to park my money.

With the money thing in mind let me tell you it has been quite easy to do - I have gotten where i want to go and am living comfortably off on my dividends.

I have gotten to this point by working hard and buying stocks at the right prices at the right time and by keeping them forever.

You must never touch the source of the dividends. Never.

I had a life changing incident that happened over 7 years ago and this kind of coincided with the beginnings of bull runs - that still haven't ended - all around the planet and luckily matched my criteria for buying shares and I bought a lot.  

How did a bloke who has enjoyed a lot of his life, got divorced, got lawyers involved in his private life managed to be in the envious position of not having to work if he doesn't want to - I don't see that happening really - and is about to make a leap into the "unknown"? Well it was kind of "planned" that way.

Like most human beings I think i'm basically a lazy person. So everything from the age of 30 right up until I was a father in my 40's was working.

Really stepping into my investing life once again everything has been engineered or "planned" in that way. I always looked for good dividend paying stocks - after making a few pratfalls along the way - and over the years those have paid off big time. 

There has been much writing done throughout this blog about my style of investing but its basically buy a great company at the right price and keep your eyes on it.

I only own 8 companies on the NZX.

That sort of brings me back to right now.

You have to maintain that discipline, especially when you are paying a higher price -remember your money isn't going to get a better return than the stock market.

Right now, I don't see any other sort of investment that is going to return more money to you now than a great company on the NZX - and you can include other borses as well. There are still 1 or 2 companies around now that are paying good divs or will be in a good position to pay far higher divs in the future and I have some now!!

And until something goes uncontrollably wrong - like interest rates creep up. Little is going to happen. I say little because you can never be to sure whats around the corner.

AND of course 5 years down the track you will be saying what did that bloke say again?

Invest/trade wisely.

c Share Investor 2019


  1. 5 years ago I was reading what you wrote . . . and wondering why you so boringly "invested"and not excitedly traded. A few harsh lessons later, and a couple of books ok so this is why this Darren guy does what he does. I use your portfolio as a yardstick against mine so keep up the good fight!

  2. Thanks. It's great have you on board. Just quietly I trade as well.


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