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Just discovered your blog. Always good to see what people from the other side of the pond are buying.regardsR2R
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Hey DH,I just got across your blog because you followed me on Twitter (I followed you back) and I am quite pleased and impressed with your blog. It's nice to see a guy from Finland having the same strategy as many of us and see how that goes in other countries and that there are people investing for passive income into stocks and not just thru some kind of state sponsored bonds or pension funds as is seen in most of Europe. Finding a stock investor is then quite rare. So good luck and happy new year!I will browse thru your web little more later.Martin
Hi MartinThanks for your comment and happy new year for you tooDH
Hello Dividend Hawk, thank you for your great site and your stock ideas. Your portfolio is well well-diversified and gives investors the possibility to scout for new investment opportunities outside the USA. We all have the problem that we are too much focused on US stocks. The world is too big to look only at the American capital market. I wish you all the best for the future and that you might beat our returns :-). Tom!
Hi TomThanks for your visiting and your commentsDH
Nice to see your blog. According to your portfolio you might get good dividends and earning on your stocks. It would be outstanding initiative for learns who want to see their future bright in UK stock market. Best UK dividend Stock
Hi abbas jackThanks for visiting!DH
Cool blog. Do you only look for current Dividend yields, or also look at the future growth of dividends when picking your stocks?I.e. Gazprom could have a significant increase in dividends in 2015-201X but also poses a big risk in terms of geopolitical involvment
Hi Nick iForsikringNowadays I look both, when I made my first stock purchases, I was mainly looking only yields. I agree that Gazprom has a big political risk and I'm also a bit pessimistic over big dividend increase on the future, but who knows.Thanks for stopping by!DH
Nice blog DividendHawk!!I saw that you have some Norwegian stocks in your portfolio and I wanted to ask about Seadrill. I'm trying to buy some international stocks (now I only have Spanish stocks in my portfolio) and I found Seadrill, but I'm not very confident about the high yield of the company.If you want to add some Spanish companies to your portfolio, you can take a look to my blog. I'm sure that you will find good companies to improve your dividend income.Best regards!
Hi DividenpenciaYes, I have a few Norwegian stocks in the portfolio. In general, the Norwegian companies pay a fairly high dividend yield, but only a few of them are able to increase their dividends each year. Seadrill is currently Dividend Challengers list, by increasing its dividend five years in a row, as well as Telenor. Seadrill is also my monitoring, it may be that in the future will be added portfolio.Thanks for stopping by!DH
Hi DividendHawkI am regular reader of your blog, I have even added you to my blogroll list.Your site is great source of information, keep up the good work!Thumbs up.Stay in touch.Dividendfreedom.
Hi DividendfreedomThanks, nice to hear that you like my blog. I found your blog about a month ago and have visited there a couple of times.Maybe I should add your blog to my blog list too!Thanks for stopping by!DH
Hi Dividendhawk,just find your blog! Thank you for sharing your portfolio - it helps to see what others do. You are not invested in ETF, are there any particular reason therefore?Best regardsEternalYield
Hi EternalYieldI have two ETFs in my portfolio, AMLP and SDIV. ETFs pay distributions and from that income I need to pay capital gains tax (30%). That is a little bit higher as my "normal" dividend tax (25.5%). I think ETFs are a great way to add diversification and they are suitable for almost any portfolio.Thanks for stopping by!DH
Thanks for sharing! Nice break down of stocks. You're like me - very diversified! http://www.dividendrocket.com
Hi again DH!!I saw that you have a strong presence in Fortum, a Finish company with a really good yield. I am thinking about add some shares to my portfolio, but I don't know if it is a good moment to buy (I mean, you have more information because you live in Finland and here in Spain it is more difficult to find good information of the company in English). Could you give me an advice for Fortum?Best regards,Divindependencia.
Hola Divindependencia!Yeah Fortum is my biggest holdings, but it's been a long time since I last time added it. The Finnish state is the largest owner of Fortum, more than 50%, so the company includes a high political risk. In the past year, Fortum sold its electricity distribution business network in the Nordic countries, so it is now full of cash. Over the past few years, Fortum has invested heavily in Russia, now the ruble has weakened sharply, so it seems that at least the foreign exchange risk is realized, time will show how will those political risk be in future. I suppose, however, the dividend remains at the same level in the next two years. You'll want to visit the Fortum website (http://www.fortum.com/en/pages/default.aspx) and make your own conclusions about the profitability of investment. Regards,DH
Hi...just discovered your blog, was excited to see perspectives from outside North America :)
Why no British stocks?!
Hi MThe main reason is, in my former broker did not allow trading in the London Stock Exchange at reasonable costs. In addition, I am not very familiar with British stocks. Perhaps, and I hope in the future my portfolio also includes British stocks.Thanks for stopping by!DH
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WOW!!!! Great portfolio!!. May I know how much additional money are you putting into your portfolio each month?? I recently just started my dividend growth portfolio and my blog. It's not doing that well now since the overall market is down. However I am using this opportunity to purchase more dividend growth stocks. Please check out my blog at http://www.dividendgrowthbunny.com
Hi DGB and thank you! It depends on the month, my goal is to invest at least half of my salary income. Last year I put more money on average 1700 euros a month.Thanks for stopping by!DH
Hi DH,Really nice job with balancing your sector weights! Other than consumer defensive, you're roughly even on the rest of the sectors. Do you specifically make your buys based on the sector or did it just happen that way?Great job!Blake
Hi Blake and thanks!A few years ago, the portfolio was heavily weighted energy. Due to the decrease in commodity prices, the value of certain shares has decreased and, consequently, reduced the contribution of the energy sector in the portfolio. Over the past few years, I have also acquired the shares mainly in financial services, healthcare and the REIT sector, honest, very rarely with a single purchase I wonder whether it is sector is already overweight in my portfolio.Thanks for stopping by!DH
Hi, you have a very impressed stock portfolio. But I noticed that you dont have any REIT on your case. Why is it so? I would be interested to know your opinion. REIT companies could give monthly dividend stream and that is what you are looking for.
Hi and thanks. My portfolio consists some REITs, (DLR, OHI, HCP, WPC, VER) sometimes I think, that their weight is even too high, now it is about 8%. I like those, but don't want to have too big weight of them. But It's true, I don't have any monthly paying REITs in my portfolio!Thanks for visiting,DH