Category Archive: Strategy

Feb 04 2017

Matching Program 2016

If you’ve been following my quest for dividend income for some time, then you probably know about my little matching program that I use to enhance the available capital to grow my dividend income portfolio and resulting dividend payouts. The first two years of my matching program have worked well, but there was certainly room …

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Jan 17 2016

Matching Program 2015

Now that 2015 is over and done, I can report on my “Matching Program” that I started in 2014. Throughout 2015 I aimed to match every dollar of a previous month’s dividend payout with a dollar of cash for buying additional stocks. That was the goal, but as you can see in the table below, …

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Jan 11 2015


With 2014 wrapped up, I can fully assess my dividend income matching experiment, where I made regular cash transfers into my brokerage account that matched the previous month’s dividend income. So here are the results of my year-long experiment in matching. It’s been interesting. Month Dividend Match January $380.16 $380.00 February $385.86 $395.00 March $567.66 …

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Sep 09 2014

Why I Invest in ETFs

I’m often asked by those who know about my dividend investing “Why ETFs?” It’s a good question. In the world of dividend investing, there are two two fundamental methodologies or schools of thought. The first approach is to invest in positions with proven dividend growth. For loooong term investing (10+ years), this method can produce …

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Jul 28 2014

A Match Made in Heaven and Hell

Throughout my nearly six years of dividend investing, I have transferred capital from my bank account to my investment account and bought stocks on an irregular basis. I did a lot of investing from 2008 to 2010, but I slacked off in 2011 and 2012 and made few stock purchases. In 2013, bolstered by sales …

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