Stocks, Investing and Dividend Websites
Interested in getting out of mutual funds?
Mutual funds often have such high fees that it can be hard to actually make money in down-markets. You should consider dividend stock investing because the fees are minimal and it's quite a low-risk strategy. There are plenty of sites where you can do basic stock research such as stock price, and dividend rate but this site will focus exclusively on dividends and dividend stocks. There are so many dividend stock investing websites, but I've included only my favorites on this one so you won't waste your time.
My experience with dividend stock investing
A few years ago, I reached a place where I had saved up about $20 000 that I was interested in investing in the stock market. I did extensive research for about a year, looking at the various options. Eventually, I settled on dividend stock investing because it seemed not so complicated, not so risky and could offer good returns if done for the long term. I started investing about 2 years ago, and have a steady stream of dividends coming in every month, about $200 or so. I keep investing more money that I make from my job, as well as the dividends. I hope to grow this monthly income to over $1000/month.
You're a newbie and want to know the basics? Well, dividends are simply earnings that a company pays out to its shareholders. Most companies pay 4 times/year, at a set amount/share. The only fees for this investing strategy are the commission that you pay to buy the stock (from $3-$20) and the same fee when you sell the stock. If you sign up with an online discount broker such as Sogotrade, your fees will be minimal.
As with any investing, do your research first and act second. This site is a good place to start!
Dividend Investing Sites
- Dividend Monk
This is the best site I've found for dividend stock analysis. His reviews are simple and easy to understand even for a beginner investor. In addition, he has some articles on a wide range of topics that are quite helpful. In addition, he has 8 steps
- Dividend Growth Investor
This is another site that has some dividend stock analysis. It's a bit more technical than the Dividend Monk so is perhaps more suited to the intermediate or advanced investor. This site is also good at compiling lists of stocks that have recently ra
- Dividends Value
This site is similar to the other 2, with a mix of stock analysis and articles. The thing I like best about the one is the weekly links feature, with dividend articles from around the web. I also like the lists that he provides; he screens for a cert
Where do you get your investing information from?
General Investing Sites: stock research, preferred stocks, mutual funds and dividend paying stocks.
These are the places to go to for more general investing information. If you want information specific to dividends, just do a search and you'll find thousands of entries.
Information for the more advanced investor
You might know Kiplinger from their personal finance magazine. This is their website. It's perfect for the beginner investor because they offer a wealth of basic information.
This is one of the most comprehensive investing sites around. You could spend days here, cruising around learning lots of good information.
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Dividend Stock Investing
My Dividend Links
- Stock Picks
This is a site of mine, where I list the stocks that I hold in my portfolio and why I chose them.
- How to Make Money with Dividends
Everyone seems to want to safety and income when investing these days. Dividend stocks can provide that. If you're unsure about how to get started, this is the site for you.
- 5 Reasons to Buy Dividend Paying Stocks
Still need to be convinced that dividend stocks are for you? I hope this can convince you.
How to Invest in Dividend Stocks
More dividend sites
- The Dividend Guy
This site does it all: stock analysis, weekly link roundup and general dividend investing articles. If you're Canadian, so is he and so much of his information is about Canadian stocks.
- Learn Dividends
If you're serious about truly learning what dividend investing is all about in a comprehensive kind of way, then this might be the site for you. You can take the "Dividend Investing 101" course for free.
- The Motley Fool
This is a site with a tremendous amount of information on stock picks and investing. They have thousands of contributors. Just do a search on "dividends" and you'll come up with almost 200 000 articles.
- Seeking Alpha
This is another huge investing site, but they have a new section on investing for income. Lots of good stuff here about dividends.
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- The Dividend Monk
An excellent guide to help you select the best dividend paying stocks.