Dividend Builder – April 2020

The initial shock of the market crash is over. Life is settling into a routine of political and economic volatility. I am trying to stay aware of these moods, but mostly staying apart from them. A luxury not everyone has available to them.

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M1 Finance – A Review

This is the story about how I earn my title as a “Dividend Brother.” If you’ve been keeping up with my Trade Journal entries, you might be wondering, “Where are all of Joseph’s great dividend stocks?” The answer is they’ve been here all along, I just haven’t gotten around to writing about them until now. So, let me tell you about my dividend investing strategy, M1 Finance, and why you might consider using a similar strategy with this broker.

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Dividend Builder – February 2020

Monthly Recap

The importance of dividend investing hit home hard in February and obviously now into March. Dividend investing is a buy and hold strategy. That means holding through the ups and the downs, even the way downs.

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Dividend Builder – A Year of Results

My Dividend Builder strategy is now a year old and I am eager to share my results and a little of what I have learned. You can read about the beginnings of this strategy in my post The Birth of Dividend Builder – A New Strategy.

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Starting Over With $150

After four months that felt like four years, I’ve started live trading again. It’s a new year, and I’m excited to start fresh on this new leg of my trading journey. I blew up my original account at the end of August, 2019. As of the beginning of the year 2020, I’m starting over with a whopping initial investment of $150. Thank you Robinhood for making such craziness possible. I know all the conventional wisdom says I should have a minimum of $3,000 to start. (And realistically, more like $5,000.) I’ll get there. However, I wanted to get my toes wet using the new strategy I’ve been paper trading for the last four months. 

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