Introducing the Dividend Growth Index
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Like dividend-paying stocks? Me too! Now you can follow a virtual stock portfolio managed by several dividend investors to see how these investors and their stock picks do, including yours truly. Much more information about this initiative, created by The Dividend Guy, can be found here.
In summary, what is the Dividend Growth Index all about?
78 dividend investors (Dividend Growth Investor added on October 2, 2011), who have,
- 3 stock selections each, whereby,
- Each dividend investor follows their selections and on a quarterly basis, will report and comment on the performance of their selections.
The following is a list of the investor participants and along with a brief bio:
The Dividend Guy has lots of investing experience, and focuses on companies that pay dividends and that increase their dividends as well. He’s also got an excellent and a free e-book about Dividend Investing available on his site. Get it now – because excellent and free don’t go together very often! His selections:
Intel (INTC:US), Coca-Cola (KO:US), National Bank of Canada (NA).
Dividend Mantra is a relatively new dividend investor but you wouldn’t know it. His monthly dividend income reports are impressive. He’s a very quick study. Check out his site if you haven’t already done so. His selections:
ConocoPhillips (COP:US), Phillip Morris Intl. (PM:US), Procter & Gamble (PG:US).
The Passive Income Earner has been blogging for a couple of years now and is an avid dividend investor. I follow him regularly. You can follow his site to learn how he’s growing his passive dividend income, month after month, to make his retirement dreams come true. His selections:
Canadian National Railway (CNR), Canadian National Resources (CNQ), Aflac (AFL:US).
Dividend Ninja switched from a buy and holder of mutual funds to a self-directed dividend-investor and passive indexer. He’s using this dual-pronged investing approach to make his retirement dreams a reality. Sounds like a great strategy to me Ninja! His blog has outstanding content, not to mention, one of the best designs out there. His selections:
Husky Energy (HSE), Pepsico (PEP:US), Staples (SPLS:US).
The Wealthy Canadian invested his hard-earned money from an early age and is now being rewarded for it. He’s semi-retired in his mid-30’s and owns a very impressive and diverse stock portfolio. His blog is a must read for any investor. His selections:
Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Daylight Energy (DAY), Progressive Waste Solutions (BIN).
The Dividend Monk isn’t a monk. Matt is an engineer by trade but has a monk-like dedication to dividend-paying stocks. He’s been an avid investor for about six years now. He views money as a valuable resource that can help you achieve your goals or simply provide more options in life, whatever they may be. Every blogpost is insightful and articulate – an excellent resource for any investor. His selections:
Walmart (WMT:US), Novartis (NVS:US), Energy Transfer Equity (ETE:US).
With Dividend Growth Investor, you’ll find thorough U.S. stock analyses week after week after week. Need to understand what could make a quality holding in your portfolio? Look no further than his site. DGI is on a quest to achieve an increasing dividend income stream from stocks that have above average dividend growth and increased distributions over time. I’ve followed his site for years. I’m just one of 5,000 followers, and counting. His selections:
Enterprise Products Partners (EPD:US), Chevron (CVX:US), McDonald’s (MCD:US).
Then there’s me. I’ve been a dividend-investor for almost four years now and over the last couple of years, I’ve permanently ditched all my mutual funds in favour of indexing and buying and holding dividend-paying stocks. Over this time, my dividend income has grown from “the big bagel” ($0) to just over $5,000 this year. I plan on reinvesting this income from dividend-paying stocks to fund part of my retirement years down the road. Onwards and upwards! Here are my selections:
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Abbott (ABT:US), CML Healthcare (CLC).
Full Disclosure: At the time of this writing, I own shares of KO, HSE, BNS, ABT and CLC.
I hope you enjoy following The Dividend Growth Index. I want to thank The Dividend Guy for the opportunity to play along.
Next week, I’ll comment on my three stocks (BNS, ABT and CLC) and provide you with information about why I’ve picked them and what I expect from them.
Are you a dividend investor?
Do you own any of these stocks?
Are you as curious about this Dividend Growth Index as I am?