Day #5 Tools of the Trades – Dividend Investing Resources


Today’s article is part 5 of my 6 Days to Dividend Growth Investing series. I have concentrated all investing websites on this page. I have done this in the past, but this is the most up-to-date list. I read/use each investing resource listed below. Please make sure to add yours in the comment section!


Top 10 Dividend Blogs

I love reading investing blogs because they feed me on a daily basis with high quality information on stocks, the market or even about a great way of living. I’m lucky enough to have found like-minded individuals who share my passion for investing. Here is my favorite dividend investing blogs:


#1 Dividend Growth Investor

One of the first dividend blogs I started reading and probably among the oldest dividend blogs (besides this one! Hahaha). What I really like about DGI is that he has a very solid investing philosophy and doesn’t trade lightly. His decisions are based on sound reasoning.

#2 Sure Dividend

Ben and I share several things in common starting with our investing style and dividend growth investing process. This is probably the blogger that has the most investing similarities with me. I like his clean design and also appreciate that he is offering a paid service like me as a sideline ;-).

#3 Dividend Diplomats

These two kids (Lanny & Bert) are amazing. What surprises me the most is how much they sacrifice to save and invest their money to reach financial independence. I’ll never reach their level of savings and they are a source of inspiration.

#4 Dividend Mantra

Jason is probably the most dedicated dividend blogger around. Just a quick look at the number of comments (and replies by him) on this blog, it will convince you. Jason also shows a very impressive saving ability. He completely transformed his life over the past few years and will definitely reach financial independence before 40.

#5 Dividend Monk

Matt used to be the author of the Dividend Monk; a very serious analytical dividend blog. His readers appreciate his well-detailed analysis. I must tell you; I bought the Dividend Monk last month. But I intend to keep-up with his writing style. Therefore, there is a big difference between this blog and mine even though it’s now the same author. The more analytical investor will appreciate this special touch. More on that later as we are still in the process of transferring!

#6 DivHut

He might not even know it, but Keith and I share lots of things in common too. His interest for travelling made him visit 34 different countries so far. My list is limited to 12, but I’ll add 8 more in 2016-2017. He is also an internet entrepreneur (and I’m an internet entrepreneur wannabe!).

#7 My Dividend Growth

I appreciate Ryan’s writing style and uncommon path in life. He dropped out of college, moved to Los Angeles and finally got into the TV show production world at the age of 28. His saving rate is amazing (is it just me who’s not saving 50% of his income?) and I also like his writing style.

#8 Dividend Engineering *Canadian*

Did you know that many DIY investors are engineers ? This probably comes from their passion for details and mathematical mindset. Frank bring rigor with a strong background and analyses several dividend stocks both US and Canadian.

#9 Dividend Earner *Canadian*

Eric is another engineer who’s passionate for dividend stocks. He’s one of the strongest Canadian dividend investors I know. His secret? Like myself, he follows a strong investing process to manage his portfolio. I like the fact he publishes lots of Canadian content and his has a very good free newsletter too.

#10 Div Grow

I’m not sure if he’s Canadian or not. His domain name leads me to think so, but his dividend holdings are all US. What I like about FerdiS is the fact that he is not only publishing his holdings but also his returns. It is one thing to invest, but it’s another to post your results!


Top 8 Free Investing Sites

Investing blogs are fun to read and follow, but serious investors must also find more “serious” information from other sources. This is why I use the following free sites for my stock research. I don’t use more than 8 sites, that’s enough for me!

#1 Seeking Alpha

Seeking Alpha is definitely my first stop for reading articles in the morning. Each time I want to learn more about a company, I hit SA and look for the ticker. Since SA publishes articles across the web, verifying the source is very important. However, it is pretty rare they post a poor article!

#2 Ycharts

I actually use a paid membership at Ycharts, but they offer a free service as well (with less data). I take all my data from this site and use their graphs as they are clean and easy to understand.

#3 Motley Fool

Similar to Seeking Alpha, I like reading their articles before I dig deeper into a particular stock. They are sometimes a bit salesy but everybody has to make a living (I do the same thing too from time to time anyways).

#4 DRIP investing

Not the best looking site, but probably the most amazing dividend website as a source of information. Everything is there from stock lists to excel spreadsheets to help you calculate.

#5 Fin Viz

If you are unwilling to pay for complete data from a website such as Ycharts, FinViz is probably your best bet to use a good and FREE stock screener. I started my investing research with this screener a while ago before moving to paid services.

#6 Google Finance

I’ve built my portfolio in Google Finance to get the results and rapid return at the glance of an eye. It’s a great source of info when you are looking for news on a specific stock.

#7 Bloomberg

As a complement to Google Finance, I use the Bloomberg App on my phone and iPad.

#8 Reuters

I like Reuters for company descriptions and the fact that they post news and results compared to analysts’ estimates. Their information is easy to find and use.


Top 5 Paid Resources

Ahhhh.. paid resources. Why would you pay when there is so much free information on the internet? Right? Well, I’m the first guy to pay in order to save time and gain productivity. This is why I paid, and I think this is why people should pay too!

#1 Ycharts

I use the professional plan. I need it to manage my portfolio, write on my dividend sites AND run my paid service. This is my favorite source of data.

#2 Dividend Stocks Rock

This is my own investing service. I provide a bi-weekly investing newsletter, 14 real-time managed portfolios, 8 weekly updated stock lists and news alerts.

#3 Dividend Monk Dividend Investing Toolkit

If you are a more analytical investor, you will truly enjoy the Dividend Monk Toolkit. That’s a 200+ page to guide you through dividend investing with excel spreadsheets to support your own stock analysis.

#4 Sure Dividend Newsletter

Ben’s investing newsletter is just great work. Very similar to what I offer, but the point of this article is to promote investing resources, not just mine! Hahaha!


As you can see, this is not an exhaustive list, I’m pretty sure you have your own resources. Now I think it’s your time to share with me! I’m looking forward to discover your favorite investing sites!


Related articles:

Day#1 What is your purpose to invest

Day#2 Why dividend growth investing

Day#3 What is the Best Dividend Growth Stock?

Day#4 How to Proceed with Your First Trades

Day #5 Tools of the Trades – Dividend Investing Resources

Day#6 Portfolio Management Tips

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