20th Jun '12


Real Name: Steven Dotsch

Occupation: Publisher

Interests: Commodities, Stocks

Location: London

Twitter: @Investoretire

About Me:

Steven is the editor of Dividend Income and publisher of the Guide to Dividend Investing.

Dividend Income provide savers, investors and (future) retirees with concise information when dividend paying shares are historically under- or overvalued.

Dividend Income's investment strategy is aimed at maximising total returns by providing timely information to subscribers on when a dividend paying company is historically undervalued. Focus is on sound stock selection and the ability to recognise value using dividend yields in order to identify undervalued and overvalued shares.

As part of the Dividend Income premium content offering, subscribers have exclusive access to Dividend Value Profiles of companies whose share prices are historically undervalued, as well as occassional Dividend Income Reports. and DII Snapshots. The latter are mini reports based on exactly the same valuation methodology used for our Dividend Value Profiles and Dividend Income Reports with concise information whether a dividend paying company is currently historically undervalued, overvalued, or, somewhere in between.

We have also put more than £75,000 of our own money behind our dividend income investment strategy creating the Dividend Income Portfolio which over time will invest in up to 30 dividend paying companies in order to create a diversified and increasing stream of tax-free dividend income.

Steven Dotsch said "In the current climate of low interest rates, increasing inflation, and huge budget deficits now more than ever individuals need to take responsibility of their finances in making sure that they can afford to retire when they want to. By empowering individuals with the right information on how to build a portfolio of high quality dividend paying companies which consistently increase their dividends they can safeguard their futures.”

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The Guide details a straightforward system of investing in high quality blue-chip companies with reliable dividend histories and prospects. The Guide discusses when to buy and sell a company’s shares when its dividend yields instruct you to do so.

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Steven Dotsch's Latest Blogs

With the markets having a bit of a down day I wondered how Facebook's IPO is going to develop the next few days.For those who haven't heard, social media network Facebook is about to go public with a valuation of roughly $100 billion. Unfortunately, only a few dozen insiders are likely to make an absolute ‘killer' return.Many people are saying that Facebook's valuation is rather…

When investors buy shares hoping only for capital appreciation, they set themselves up for failure. They give up the increasing income they could have been receiving from companies that pay dividends. Investors chasing after capital gains can't actually secure their "gains" or receive their "returns" until and unless they actually sell the shares. But then they lose out on future "gains" and "returns." "The entire…

There is no way around it; AstraZeneca announced dreadful first quarter results. First quarter revenues came in well below market expectations, falling 11 per cent to $7.35bn, short of consensus forecasts of $7.95 billion - the average of 21 estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Pre-tax profits fell a massive 38 per cent to $2.05bn, with earnings per share also down 38 per cent from $2.08 to…

Vodafone’s latest deal fuels further earnings growth and dividend support Vodafone's proposed takeover of Cable & Wireless Worldwide for 38 pence per share in cash - valuing the company at roughly £1bn -represents excellent value for Vodafone’s shareholders. Once completed, and when properly absorbed, the deal could transform Vodafone into a major integrated telecoms business in the U.K., offering for the first time fixed and…

I doubt it . . .U.K. dividend payouts soared by 25% in the first quarter of 2012 to reach £18.8bn, according to the latest Dividend Monitor report from Capita Registrars, which analyses data provided by Exchange Data International. In total, British firms paid out £3.8bn more than the same period in 2011, making 2012 a record for the first quarter. The headline total dividend payout…

Steven Dotsch's Latest Comments

Clearly Brennan has been a disaster for AZN, as it was under his leadership that the group spent $15bn for US group Medimmune which hasn't yielded much in revenue at AZN. Since Brennan's departure AZN has gone on a bit of a pr defensive rolling out its Group R&D chief saying that he intends to accelerate new deals, partnerships, joint ventures and even seeking third…

Consider this… “....for the last 30 year over 90% of total returns in the UK stock market can be directly attributed to dividends and dividend growth” – SocGen, 31 December 2010 "....“Looking at the long-term performance of the stock market, a strategy based on investing in dividend stocks has outperformed the broader market and had lower volatility. It is also worth noting that in the…

UBS has reiterated its buy rating on the stock. 'With the announcement that CEO Brennan is retiring and new chairman Johansson is starting on June 1st, we increasingly see the likelihood of strategic announcements in 2012 that would unleash value in AZN shares,' the broker said. UBS sees three such 'strategic announcements' as possible: "(1) AZN enhances sustainability by buying low-cost medicines to distribute using…

Great article! Us mortals can only aspire to a stellar investment performance as those of Buffett and Munger's. Steven Dotsch - Manging Editor - Dividend Income

Us mortals can only aspire a track record as that of Warren Buffett's!

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