How do you choose your dividend stocks for your portfolio? It's different for everyone, everyone has different goals when it comes to their money. It would make sense that everyone has a different method in choosing stocks too. You could stick to just the Dividend Kings , Dividend Aristocrats or even the Dividend Champions... all of whom have increased their dividend payouts for at least 25 years in a row. every year giving out more money to their shareholders. Of course there are hundreds of more companies to choose from than just these guys. As for today for example there are 85 companies paying out dividends and choosing the right one can be a daunting task. There is the technical analysis approach where you stare at the computer screen looking for a signal from the charts. There is also statistical analysis by going through mountains of data and trying to find some common ground linking all the years together and then there is the fundamentals. looking into the companies quarterly reports and earnings and future projections. All three of these have their pros and cons. As for me I like to use computer software to help me pick. You can see some of my past results here.
Just out of high school I decided to be self employed, after running a successful manufacturing business I had a problem of making more money than I knew what to do with. I started investing, after 23 years of investing I now want to share my strategy with a select few that want an extra edge in their own investing.