Hello Dividend Investors!
I know I’ve been quite silent on my blog in December, but this is because I was working very hard behind the scenes to come up with two major announcements!
For a third year in a row, I’ve produced my Best 2014 Dividend Stock Picks Book. This is a compilation of 20 US dividend stocks and 10 Canadian dividend stocks with one pager analysis for each pick.
In 2012, I almost matched the US market and beat the Canadian market by more than 8%.
In 2013, I beat both US and Canadian market by far.
What will happen in 2014? Keep reading and you will see!
2013 Best Dividend Stock Picks Results – How I Beat the Market by FAR!
2013 was an amazing year on the stock market for many investors. You may tell me it’s easy to have a good year when the market is so bullish. But were you able to beat the market? I have beaten both US and Canadian markets with my selection.
There is nothing easier than clicking on the “buy” button of your brokerage account page. The problem is what to buy and when to buy it. The other problem investors face is the lack of time to analyze the thousands of stocks available. I guess this is why stock screeners were invented. Then again, one must know how to use them correctly. Prior to writing this book, I used the techniques described in my book; Dividend Growth: Freedom through Passive Income. Here are a few ratios I looked at:
Dividend yield over 2.5%
Positive 5 year dividend growth
Dividend payout ratio under 75%
Return on equity (ROE) over 10%
Positive 5 year annual income growth rate
Current price / earnings ratio (PE) under 20
This foundation of my investment research is how I start each year on my journey to find the most profitable companies for the upcoming 12 months. Sometimes, I cheat and ignore one or two of these rules to generate even bigger returns (but with more risk).
Would you like to see which companies I picked in 2013 and how great they did? Simply click and share the following image and it will unlock the 2013 Best dividend stocks results:
Now What are The Best Dividend Stocks for 2014?
Based on the same investment research premise, I worked throughout the month of December analyzing different companies. This has been quite a challenge as many good dividend stocks are now fairly or overpriced due to 2 years of very strong bull market. Where do you find a good buying opportunity? How much should you pay for it? When should you pull the buy trigger?
I definitely ran into quite a challenge as I wanted to pick 20 US dividend stocks and 10 from the Canadian market.
When you read a title like “Best 2014 Dividend Stocks” you probably think that I’m pulling out the top 20 American and the top 10 Canadian dividend stocks that will outperform the overall stock market. The goal is obviously to beat the indexes but I’m also focusing on the global results of these stocks.
I wanted to write a book about stocks that, combined together, could generate an interesting result as a whole. I have always found as an investor, pulling the trigger and buying a single stock was easy. Building a strong portfolio where stocks could balance themselves out during different markets (bullish or bearish, stable or volatile) is quite a challenge. This is the reason why I didn’t only focus on the numbers or on a specific aspect (growth potential, high dividend yield, etc). I tried to put a combination of companies that could weather most economic situations.
This means that you will find stocks that should outperform the stock market if we are bullish while others will outperform if we enter a bear market too. Some companies will show awesome sales growth and you can expect both dividends and stock values to rise. Others have mature business models with strong dividend growth habits, but don’t get too excited with the potential for stock appreciation.
As a teaser, you can see five US and three Canadian dividend stocks from my Best 2014 Dividend Stocks Book. Just click below to share this post and unlock the image:
Download the Book for Free for 5 Days Only!
The book is currently offered for a limited period of Five days for FREE!! (until Jan 7th 2013)
After that period, the book will sell for $2.99. That’s not much to access the most powerful dividend stocks for 2014!
I know… the book is only available on Kindle this year. This is because it’s the only way I can offer it for free for 5 days and concentrate all downloads at the same place. Good news! You don’t need a Kindle to read the book. You can download a free kindle reader for your PC at Amazon. Click here to download the free software.
REMEMBER IF YOU LIKE FREE, THERE’S ONLY 5 DAYS TO DOWNLOAD MY 2014 BEST DIVIDEND PICKS BOOK!
Hey The Dividend Guy, What’s the Second Major Announcement?
Ah! It’s true! I told you I’ve been working on two different projects and one being the Best 2014 Dividend Stock Picks Book, what is the other one?
Following my passion about investing and educating people, I created my own investing tool. A tool that will guide investors and help them save time and avoid the eternal question “when do I buy or sell my stocks?”. This investing resource has a name: DividendStocksRocks.com. This is a complete investing website with 10 real world actively managed portfolios and 8 dividend stock lists. Within the first month of its existence, I have exceeded my goal for the 12 month period. I strongly suggest you take a look at this special dividend project if you want to learn more about my strategy.
Introducing Dividend Stocks Rock!
Dividend Stocks Rock is an online membership site that give you access to all the tools and techniques you can use to personally build a rock solid portfolio. This is not about stock recommendations or some list of guru principles. It’s about sound investing decisions made based on solid stock research. And 95% of the work is done for you.
The Dividend Stocks Rock will build your knowledge, skills, and investment capability from the ground up. You’ll master the techniques you need to understand what drives portfolio and individual stock growth to build the wealth you want. Most importantly, it will put the data at your fingertips that will allow you to implement the process into action from day 1. Here’s what you get with your membership:
10 portfolio models with buy and sell signals that you can use to build your own portfolio (covering both the US and CDN markets)
8 High Quality lists of solid U.S. and Canadian dividend growth stocks that you can use to build a “dividend growth engine”
*BONUS* Monthly Dividend Stocks Rock Premium Newsletter including market review, macro-economic commentary along with stock analyses.
**BONUS** Baby Steps formula to start your portfolio on the right foot.
***BONUS*** UPDATED BEST 2014 DIVIDEND STOCK PICKS! Get your updates for free in a pdf document monthly!
HOW ABOUT A FREE BOOK ON TOP OF THAT?
For those who register for an annual membership, you get access to all the portfolios and stock lists along with the other bonuses. But they get something more; they will receive a pdf copy of my 4.8 Star book: Dividend Growth – Freedom Through Passive Income.
I’ll be back with even more info about my new site in the upcoming weeks but I wanted to give you a heads up right away. Let me know if you have any questions!
I wish you health and wealth for the New Year!
The Dividend Guy.