The year is almost over and it’s now time to look back at what we have done in 2014 and determine if we want to pursue our actions in 2015. I don’t know about you, but I’m very happy about my performance on the market this year. A few days before the end of the year, my total return for 2014 is 17.3% slightly under my 2013 performance at 21.70%. I’ve also increased my dividend payout by 21% compared to last year. I knew I could do well in 2014, but, I can’t ask for more!
I’ve been quieter lately because I was working on two projects; My Best 2015 Dividend Stocks small eBook including 20 US and 10 CDN dividend stocks fact sheet that will be available on January 1st and another project that I can’t yet announce. One thing I can tell you is that I’m coming back stronger with more posts in 2015 due to a shift in my schedule.
I’m now planning to retire from my day job at the age of 35, which is in two years. You read more about this crazy idea here and there. My investing platform, Dividend Stocks Rock is one of the reasons why I can achieve this goal. I truly intend to live from my passion; dividend investing!
I’ve also done extensive research in 2014 and came out with my 7 dividend investing principles, along with my case against high dividend yield stocks. After four years invested in dividend stocks, I’ve also wrote about six lessons I’ve learned from my recent experience.
I’ve always believed in having a solid investing strategy and that is my #1 advice for new investors. Without a clear plan, you will lose yourself and let your emotion trade your account. And this will lead to losses. I never look back after a trade even if a few of them are not unanimous with my readers (remember why I sold MCD and took a gamble on an oil related stock?). I will continue to follow my investing strategy in 2015 and will shortly share with you my views of both US and Canadian stock market for next year. But first, I want to hear from you;
How were your investments in 2014?
What do you think it’s coming in 2015?