dividend growth beginnersIf you are new here at Dividend Growth Stock Investing then this is the right place for you!  This is the place to start to help you learn the basics of the dividend growth investing strategy.  Make sure to sign up for our Dividend Growth Newsletter and receive our Free Guide to Dividend Growth Investing.

Below you’ll find links to some of our most important articles that help lay out the strategy for anyone to easily understand.  I believe dividend growth stock investing is one of the best investment strategies for those who want to build a solid foundation of wealth that will produce increasing amounts of income year after year into the future.  I encourage new visitors of the site to take a look at the articles laid out below to get a strong idea of what exactly this strategy is.

Feel free to leave comments on the different articles, share your thoughts, ask your questions and join in on conversations.  If you have an questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will try to help you the best I can.

What is Dividend Growth Investing?

In order to understand what dividend growth investing is you first must understand what is a dividend.  That linked article should give you a good idea of what exactly a dividend is so that you can then move on to learning the strategy of investing in dividend growth stocks.

For those of you who are completely new to dividend growth stock investing then I suggest taking a look at our Intro To Dividend Growth Stock Investing.  This is the best place for a beginner to learn exactly what I am talking about with dividend stocks and why I believe this strategy is one of the best.

Another great article to check out if you are completely new to the dividend growth strategy is our Examples of Dividend Growth Stocks.  In this article you’ll find 6 examples of different types of companies that would be considered dividend growth stocks.

If your interested in something a little deeper, please check out our Top 35 Dividend Growth Stocks book or our Retire With Dividend Growth book.

I’m Ready to Invest!  Where Do I Start?

Before you want to actually begin finding, researching and analyzing actual stocks I believe it is very important that you lay out your Goals of Investing.  Also in any investing strategy is important to figure out your rules for your strategy.  Here are my 10 Dividend Growth Investing Rules.

Once you have your strategy laid out with goals and rules, you are ready to begin Finding Dividend Growth Stocks.  That article gives you a few resources that you can use to help find some companies that would be good for this investment strategy.

When you have found some stocks you might want to invest in then you are ready to Analyze a Dividend Growth Stock and Value a Dividend Growth Stock.  Those two articles will help you determine if the companies you have picked will make good investments.

What Do I Do After I Buy My Stocks?

One benefit of this strategy is that you don’t have to constantly monitor your portfolio day after day.  You can go days, weeks, even months without even looking at your investment portfolio and the companies you own.  However, it is not a complete set and forget strategy.  You do need to Monitor Your Stock Portfolio and that article will help you figure out exactly how to do it.

Dividend growth stock investing is ideally a buy and hold strategy.  We buy stocks with the intention of holding onto them forever.  Unfortunately sometimes things change with individual companies and you will need to know When to Sell a Stock.

Other Helpful Resources

Once you’ve made it through the above articles you should have a pretty good idea of how to implement the dividend growth strategy.  Some other articles you may be interested in that we write here include our series about Recent Dividend Increases and our series of Dividend Stock Analysis.

Be sure to sign up for the Free Dividend Growth Newsletter!  Along with a monthly newsletter giving investing ideas, tips and lessons, subscribers will receive our Free Dividend Growth Investing Guide.


7 Responses to New? Start Here!

  1. Mr. 1500 says:

    I look forward to reading through your site! Dividend stocks are of particular interest to me as I look towards moving from growth to income investments.

    • Dan Mac says:

      Glad to have you as a reader Mr. 1500! I like dividend stocks but I personally don’t think we have to sacrifice growth just to recieve income. The dividend growth stocks I like have great histories of growth in earnings and dividends. Growth in those two metrics will always lead to appreciation of value of the company.

      • This is a pretty nice overview for a beginner dividend growth investor. What I like about DGI strategy is that it is useful in both the accumulation and the distribution phase of investing.

        Keep up the good work Dan!

        Dividend Growth Investor

  2. Very nice overview and the related articles were very good too. Thanks.

    • Dan Mac says:

      Thanks Steven, glad you found something to interest you! Let me know if you have any questions!

  3. John Silliman says:

    Just bought your book 35 Dividend Growth Stocks. Chock full of info. Question: 1) Do you have suggestions to replace the tobacco related stocks? I can’t in good conscience buy any of them. 2)You also talk about a watch list. Where can I find that? Looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with your newsletter. Thanks.

    • Dan Mac says:

      Hi John-

      Thanks for purchasing my book and glad you enjoyed it. As for stocks to replace the tobacco companies, there are tons of great dividend growth companies to look into. You can find a very thorough list of hundreds of dividend growth companies at http://www.dripinvesting.org/tools/tools.asp. Check out the U.S. dividend champions excel file and you’ll find many great companies to consider.

      As for a watchlist. Here is mine from quite awhile ago. Currently my watch list is exclusive to the 35 stocks I wrote about in the book with a couple recent additions.

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