To my benefit, I've been taking that advice and executing a few of those trades outlined in those articles.
I’ve always been an investor who invests primarily in companies that use their earnings to grow both the company's future earnings and to distribute large dividends. I especially like those companies that also increase those dividends over time. Companies that increase their dividends every year for a number of years are often referred to as Dividend Growth Companies. They’re easy to find and I have two links in the drop down menus above that will take any investor directly and immediately to the lists of Dividend Kings and Dividend Aristocrats.
"Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do."
I feel fortunate that I am able to consult with myself through these articles. Whenever I have a question about an investing strategy, I can usually find sage advice in earlier articles I’ve written. If not, I’ll write a new article which I can use in the future whenever the current problem presents itself again. Writing these articles has been an interesting and beneficial exercise and I recommend everyone create something similar for themselves. It forces an investor to flush out their thoughts on investing and to create a comprehensive investing strategy. This usually is a major step in becoming a successful investor.
The end product of all of this is having an organized plan of attack which simplifies my daily investment decisions and reduces the number of investing mistakes. It’s those small mistakes that wreck such tremendous havoc on your portfolio.
My best wishes to all the struggling investors out there. You are not alone.