Even though I know that I certainly won’t make many new friends with this article, especially not from the ranks of dividend investors, it is a duty for me to address this topic. I also think, it’s no coincidence that my most popular article to date has been about looming dividend cuts. Simply put, it’s too important to be ignored.Continue reading
Category Archives: investment strategies / portfolio management
Will strategic resources be nationalized?
An important, but surprisingly little commented upon, news story prompted me to think about this very critical topic. Since most commonly known mining stocks often have no small exposure to emerging markets, I decided to dig a little deeper for my readers. I also take a look at some individual stocks and present two ideas with “pure-play Tier 1” exposure to gold and silver.Continue reading
Dividend Investing – high yield or high growth?
A never ending discussion in the field of dividend investing is whether you go for high yielding stocks or dividend growth stocks. Recently, I had a few discussions on Twitter about this topic. Because it is a question many investors have – amateurs and experienced investors alike – I decided to write a Weekly to compare both strategies.Continue reading
The Dogs of the Dow – top dividend stocks for 2023?
The turn of every year is a special time. Not only because it feels like the old and especially bad is left behind and something new starts. There is also a well-known stock-picking strategy that promises you to beat the Dow Jones Index by only doing a few transactions at the start of each year. Did this low-maintenance strategy deliver in the past? And what are the picks for 2023 according to this strategy?Continue reading
Label deception behind ESG investing — and a new research report
Wouldn’t it be great if all evil was eliminated and only the good-natured, socially caring businesses remained for investments? At least this is the “mission” of funds and ETFs that focus their investments on ESG-compliant equities. The stocks of the “bad” companies aren’t bought anymore or even get sold, while the “good” entities form the bedrock of these investment vehicles. But how does it look under the hood? What stocks are held by these funds and how did they perform? And: What’s happening on the “dark” side?Continue reading
The last dominos to fall
There is a very high likelihood that most stock market participants will be in the red or even deep underwater so far this year. 2022 is the year of the bear market, right? Well, not quite right! What many don’t believe and can’t explain is why in many cases individual portfolios have actually lost even disproportionately more than the indexes. Today, I’ll show you how the crash proceeded, what you can learn from it, and what you might expect next.Continue reading
Why you need to remove your portfolio losers regularly
Sooner or later, everyone will discover that an investment did not work out as originally expected. Such losing positions in your portfolio not only affect your overall performance. What can have even worse consequences is the psychological effect these positions have on you as an investor. I also discuss one personal misinvestment of this year.Continue reading
Myths about offshore banking and a unique stock thereof
If you speak publicly about offshore banking, there is a good chance that you will be suspected or even criminalized. You certainly have something to hide! However, what most people don’t know is that an offshore bank account is perfectly legal. But why does it have a bad reputation then? This and a stock that provides you an investment opportunity (exclusively for my Premium Members) in this sector are today’s topics.Continue reading
Bargain or pain? Ten dividend darlings that face painful cuts
Who doesn’t like collecting dividends? Just receiving money on a regular basis for owning a few shares and waiting for payday. In fact, as I wrote last week, dividends have historically accounted for most of the total return on stock investments. But what if I told you that there are some companies that are in danger of cutting their distributions to shareholders?Continue reading
How to beat the bear market – inflation, stagflation, recession
It should be clear to almost everyone by now that prices have risen sharply over the past twelve months. At the same time, economies around the world are plummeting. Stagflation at its finest. Unsurprisingly, many stocks have fallen, too. As a result, most people have become poorer in real terms, whether they invest or not. It is time to answer the urgent question of how to successfully weather this painful bear market.Continue reading