35 Dividend Growth Stocks by Dan Mac Review



My fellow blogger Dan Mac at Dividend Growth Stock Investing has just launched his first book on Kindle!


I was lucky enough to get a free copy (and Ive forwarded the link to my newsletter subscribers on Monday so a bunch of my readers got it for free as well!) so I thought it would be a good idea to get the word out. You can buy the Top 35 Dividend Growth Stocks book for only $3!


1 Book – 2 Parts – 35 Stocks


Dan’s book is separated in two parts. The first part of this book talks about dividend growth investing theory and the metrics he uses personally to pick his stocks. Overall, this part is pretty straight forward and easy to understand if you have already started investing.


I agree with Dan’s investment thesis and the metrics he uses to find dividend growth stocks are pretty similar to what I use (with only a few differences here and there). After all, every dividend investor has their own way to look at a stock and this is what makes all our blogs interesting!


I don’t know if you are like me but I went through the first part in a hurry in order to get to the top 35 stock picks he suggests. Part two of his book shows 35 stocks with dividend growth potential. You can find a few metrics along with a resume of each company. The part I like the most in these analyses was the investment thesis explained for each stock. Dan is basically giving you a reason to buy each of these stocks.


A Few Things Missing in This Book


I would have liked to have a little bit more info on the potential downside of each stock pick. I think that behind each reason to buy a company, there is also a reason to avoid buying it. It could be potential competition, economic slowdown, new projects not working as anticipated, etc. Having more info on potential risks could be interesting.


The second thing I would like to see now is the tracking of his 35 stocks. I don’t know how long he has been tracking them, but it would be interesting to see how they do in the future. After all, we are all investing our money to make more, right? Therefore, the point is to know if these selections will beat a benchmark.


I didn’t track the picks in my small eBook for 2013, but I’m following my results live each month on this blog so you can see if I’m picking stocks based on my 8yr old’s advice or if I truly analyze them and perform research before writing my book. I hope Dan will do the same on his blog in a few months, this will be interesting!


Is It Worth Your $3? Are You Really Asking?


The book is now for sale on Amazon for the small price of $3. Don’t think it’s not worth it because he didn’t charge much for it. I’m selling my own Best 2013 stock picks for $2.99 and I’ve put a lot of work on it. The point is you get rewarded as an author over the volume you sell, not the price per unit sold!


So $3 for 35 stocks picks definitely worth it in my opinion. You will get a great list of stocks to add to your watch list as Dan already did the hard work for you. Between you & I, you don’t have much to lose by purchasing the book ;-).


More seriously, I think it’s truly worth your time and your bucks. For the price of a coffee, you will get enough material to start hunting for new stocks. Mind you, he is covering 100% US stocks only. I know that several of my readers are Canadian, so it’s good to know that you won’t be finding any good places to put your loonies in this book ;-).


Have you read the Top 35 Dividend Growth Stocks by Dan Mac? Tell me if you like it!