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Stop focusing just on investment performance

A combination of various factors are incredients for success Returns on investments (e.g. in company stocks or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)) matter a lot in the context of the wealth accumulation process of individuals. So, of course its highly reasonable to put an eye on the portfolio performance on an …

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Shell’s capital allocation program is risky

UK-Netherland energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has for decades been a fantastic investment for long term oriented dividend investors. The company has delivered returns of over 14 % annualized since 1911 and from World War II to 2020, Royal Dutch Shell has never cut its dividend. For decades, the average …

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Roche’s spin-off jewel Givaudan

Short term, stock markets are a popularity contest In 2000, in the midst of a huge tech-driven bull market, Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche announced that it would spin-off its fragrances and flavors division, creating a separate company to be publicly listed on the Swiss stock exchange under the name Givaudan. Roche, …

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Sometimes dividend cuts are good signs

The communicated and executed dividend policy of a publicly-traded company is an important factor to consider when it comes to investing in income-generating assets. An immanent dividend cut for instance is often a warning sign that the business is running into troubles, that it has been applying an unsustainable dividend …

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Challenging Kellogg the breakfast giant

There are a couple of businesses that play a role in literally everyone’s life. For instance, each day I use Microsoft software at work, use my i-phone and i-pad from Apple to communicate with my friends, I “google” and write e-mails with Gmail, my family members shop via Amazon and …

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Just let your winning stocks run

Stop trying to avoid book losses Professional and retail investors alike often stress the importance of “cutting losers and underperformers fast”. In essence, the rationale behind selling out stock positions that have been laggards in a portfolio is twofold: The first percentage points in book losses have the largest impact …

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ARK ETF in a Dividend Portfolio

The leader in disruptive company stock holdings Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of investment firm ARK Investment Management LLC (Ark Invest) has built an amazingly interesting group of actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), focusing solely on disruptive innovations, giving “investors the opportunity to participate in long-term growth in the public markets …

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Getting paid each month with Dividends

The beauty of passive income sources Investing in dividend-paying stocks is one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to establish an ever-increasing and reliable passive income stream. In contrast to active income (from a job), passive income is not (directly) linked to time. As a shareholder of The Coca-Cola …

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Crunching some financial numbers for Alphabet

Over the last two decades, Google parent company Alphabet and social media giant Facebook have become Tech behemoths that not only benefit from the secular trend towards digitalization but even enforce these dynamics and are responsible for deep changes in our daily lives. Every day, billions and billions of people …

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Most business models won’t get disrupted

Companies in any industry are constantly challenged by the risks of new technologies and changing customer behavior that could potentially threaten their bottom line through pressure on their revenues and/or on their cost structure. Like societies and industries are always changing, so do businesses. There is a constant need to …

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