Dividends have outperformed. (From today’s Wall Street Journal $) If I had a dollar for every time I heard that dividends helped portfolios outperform… Wait… I do. If that’s not enough to get your curious about how to start to build wealth, how about this nugget? What are you waiting for?
It seems that Standard & Poors has changed their site to make it more difficult (impossible?) to find the list of Dividend Aristocrats. I’ve compiled the list, along with their ticker symbols to help readers. Here’s the list of 52 Dividend Aristocrats as of July 2015 in a Google spreadsheet. If you have trouble accessing them, […]
Follow the money. That’s my answer. The biggest challenge I get about the Elephant’s Paycheck Blueprint has to do with the disbelief that something this simple can exist without everyone knowing about it already. If you build an Elephant’s Paycheck Blueprint portfolio, who makes money? No one really. When you purchase your initial shares you’ll likely pay a […]
Look at that dark green line. That’s where you want to be — over 30% greater returns than the next best grouping of stocks. Notice the long timeline of this chart. When you have a long time horizon, and stick to your strategy, you can do really well regardless of shorter-term market dynamics (like the […]
I love the idea building wealth. But what has always turned me on about investing is that the money I’ve set aside can earn money on its own (without me working). That’s the genesis of the Elephant’s Paycheck. I’ve focused on the importance of dividends to the long term strategy of wealth building, and on […]
It’s all about the Elephant’s Paycheck. The dividend income you receive, and reinvest until you need it. How do you find good information about dividend stocks? The thing is, stable dividend payers sometimes tell you what their plans are. Not always, but often enough that it’s important to listen. They might tell you that the […]
It’s the dream: Find a penny stock that your “special insight” leads you to believe that it’s undervalued. Buy tons. Watch it go to $10. Sell (pay 40–50% of your gains in taxes) & retire. You might think this is investing, I think it’s gambling. Though, if you have a “special insight” you would be […]