Back From My Break

As you might have noticed, my blog has been awfully silent since my last post on the 4th of February. There is no real reason to explain this, I guess I simply got tired of juggling a lot of different things at the same time. Maybe writing became more of a task than a hobby. Anyway, I feel energised to write again and I will provide a quick summary of my last few months, personal finance style.

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The Road to Independence // Chapter Two

Welcome to the first of many TRTI posts, this will be a new series I’m starting. And it all starts here, with a fresh start to my portfolio. I can hear you asking: ‘If it’s a fresh start why is it called Chapter Two?’. Well, this is the second stage of my investing plan, I hope you are as excited as I am to find out more!

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Monthly update: September

September is behind us, which means that 3/4th of the year has already passed. I remember the first day of my full year as a Dividend Growth Investor like yesterday. My first full year has been nothing short of awesome, and I can’t wait to show you how my portfolio will keep spitting out cash until the end of the year. But first, let’s review September!

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Watchlist update: September

In the middle of every month I will update my current stocks watchlist, and post a top 3. Below are my reasons for looking at these stocks, for current valuations and a list of 25 stocks please visit my ‘Watchlist’ page.

I will explain my top 3 watchlist stocks briefly based on sentiment, P/E ratio and ‘% off 52 week high’:

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My line of credit: two months on

It’s been two months since I purchased my first stocks (60x JD.com on the 20th of July) with my new line of credit. Let’s look back and reflect and I will share my views and opinions about this credit. Hopefully this post triggers a discussion about the use of credit, I’d love to hear your opinions and insights!

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Monthly update: August

August has passed, eight down, four to go. Last month I’ve had a nice month where I traveled to Italy for two weeks and my girl came back with me to The Netherlands for two weeks. She has just left and now I get to fully focus on my journey to FIRE again. It all starts with this monthly update of the month August!

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What is Unilever all about

This Dutch/British company is based in Rotterdam as of 2018, it’s a large cap company with brands all over the world. Axe, Dove, Knorr, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Ben&Jerry’s, Calve and many, many more. But other than this, what do we really know about this company with a market cap of roughly 140 billion euro.

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Recent additions: 3M and Amgen

On wednesday 2 May I decided to sell my Ahold Delhaize shares for a profit of 38% as they pay dividends once a year and have no significant history of raising their dividends on a yearly basis. Together with some received dividends and the proceeds from this sell I decided to buy into two great companies which have been on my watchlist forever.

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Monthly update: April

The fourth month of 2018 has passed and we are truely underway towards the halfway mark, it’s been an eventful couple of weeks for me. A new job after having an ‘easy year’ and a lot of new things to take care of, nothing too serious but it used up a lot of my time anyway. Let’s get to it never the less:

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