In fact, it looks like the best time to purchase shares in these companies is when their share price is temporarily artificially depressed….As long as the company is strong and keeps paying their dividend, you’d want to keep it, I did choose companies who have long histories of increasing earnings, paying dividends for decades, and steadily increasing the dividend. The average score for my twenty is 64, with only two in the 50’s. Your life experience put you in a position to be able to keenly observe these inner financial workings of companies and take away the insights that matter the most. I now see the attributes you monitor; I see how you gauge your holdings, and how you adjust to capitalize for maximum value to you.” **************** A STUDY OF THE BEST 20 US SCORES IAN'S BOOKS ARE VERY MUCH ABOUT USING STOCK SCORING TO HELP PICK THE VERY BEST AND SAFEST STOCKS TO ADD TO YOUR PORTFOLIO In March of 2021 Ian began a test of the effectiveness of stock scoring on a trial portfolio made up of the 20 highest scoring dividend stocks traded on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. He wanted to see what gains such a portfolio would have after one year. Here are the results:"SIMPLY WALL ST" Sun, Mar 27, 2022Weekly Report "Best 20 US Scores" Gain this week 3.4% Gain over One year 16.5% Biggest mover in the Portfolio Symbol Name Last Price 7Days 1YearXOM Exxon Mobil 85.20 8.3% 55.8% ************* "AMERICAN HIGH DIVIDEND HANBOOK" is a companion to his 3rd book "CANADIAN HIGH DIVIDEND HANDBOOK" Ordering any of Ian's seven books is easy. Do a Google search for "Ian Duncan MacDonald" and all his books at Amazon will appear (or do a similar search by the book's name). Ian's four investment books are written: - for those who have never invested - for investors who have lost money. - for those who fear outliving their life savings. - for those who fear the next stock market crash. - for those who who hate jargon and complicated investments American High Dividend Handbook provides investors with useful charts covering all 286 common stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ paying dividends of 3.5% or more. These easy-to-read charts are sorted by score, share price, dividend yield percent and alphabetically. They make it easy to find the strongest high dividend candidates for your portfolio. Having made your selection, you now go to the unique page for each of your chosen stocks to further assess their strength. On that data page you can see all eleven data elements that make up the stock's score. You can review a 20 year summary of the stock's share prices and dividend payments to confirm that they have increased steadily, year-after-year, even during market crashes.
As a final step, just prior to buying the stocks, you can rescore the stocks with THE FREE STOCK SCORING SOFTWARE (see more about this software below) It is emailed, on request, to those who have bought the book. This confirms there have been no significant risk changes since the stocks was scored during the book's production.
In the next stock market crash you will not panic because you know, that despite all share prices dropping, the dividends of your stocks have always been paid through market crashes and their share prices have always recovered and achieved new record highs. You will live on your regular dividend payments until the inevitable share price recovery. Unlike speculative stocks, a portfolio of financially strong companies that pays high dividends never stops growing. It has three verifiable revenue flows: (1) The regular monthly or quarterly dividend payouts (2) The ever-increasing dividend amounts. (3) The ever-increasing share prices. 97% of speculators are said to lose money in the stock market, by trying to buy low and sell high. No one can accurately predict future share prices. Speculators only control share prices, they do not control a company's profits. The managers of the company control profits and profits are predictable. DIVIDENDS ARE PAID FROM PROFITS! ***************
When you have compiled from the book's charts the best financially strong, high dividend paying stocks, you then go to each stock's unique page tfurther confirm their strength. This includes checking the trend of their share prices and dividend payments over the last twenty years. To verify that no significant risk changes have occurred since the stocks were scored in May of 2021, you can re score them with the free stock scoring software that is emailed to you on you request after buying the book. No longer will you be buying stocks because of market hype, rumours or just because some advisor has recommended them. You will understand what you have bought and why you bought it. In the next market crash, you will relax, live off your regular dividend payments and wait for the speculators to come their senses and invest in financially strong dividend stocks which always recover from crashes. ******************
COMMENTS FROM USERS OF THE 2 NEW HANDBOOKS
I’ve completed my research and chosen 20 companies, with an average score of 64. Now I’m going about allocating the purchases between my three IRA and one non-IRA account. I’m pretty happy with the companies I’ve chosen, your books have been invaluable....
three of my 20 are Canadian. I had a couple of Canadian Royalty companies in past years, when I held them in my IRA, I notified the brokerage (TD in that case) and the 15% withholding was waived.
I think it’s essential for anyone researching these kinds of stocks to use both your “American High Dividend Handbook” and your “Canadian High Dividend Handbook” to get a full picture of what’s available. In the 1990’s I used several companies in Canada (Toronto, Montreal, & Winnipeg) to source fabricated parts for my company, I spent many months in Canada and was able to get to know my counterparts well. I really appreciate the outlook on life that the Canadians I met have, it’s refreshing....Thank you,Paul ************************ 27 December 2021 ...I’ve been at the same location since 1985 and am selling my practice to another dentist who works with me. I will remain as his associate. I appreciate having your book as a guide since I’m planning on investing the proceeds from the sale of my practice in order to live off the dividends.
I spent some time working through the screener for the best Canadian dividend stocks and I hope you don’t mind me sharing the list of 20 that I came up with....I’ve chosen any that rank in the 70’s and the rest are in the 60’s. One REIT scored 67 but I was hesitant to add it because of the shift away from companies having their employees working full time at in the office towards a hybrid model where they spend 2-3 days at home. Do you think this hesitancy is warranted or do you think it should be given more consideration because of it’s high score? Also, are there any on my list that would be a red flag for you, especially since these are stocks that I plan to hold for many years to come?
In Canada, they seem to fall into banking, telecoms, energy and REITs for the most part. You mention in your books getting 6% dividend income, but it seems that most of these companieshave dividends in the 4-5% range. Is that because share prices have increased?
And one final question. You mention that once it is set up, you only need a couple of minutes a day to make sure that everything is on track. What are you checking each day to make sure everything is as expected?
Thanks again for your making your knowledge and resources available and for being willing to help with answering my questions. I really appreciate it.Mark ******************************************
SAFER BETTER DIVIDEND INVESTING
As with all his investment books, to insure that investors have the most up-to-date score before ordering a stock, Ian emails readers, on request, a FREE copy of his STOCK SCORING SOFTWARE. The book also contains the answers to 128 questions that Ian had received from investors over the last year. Such questions as: How does the Great Depression 1929 compare to the 2020 recession?Why do so many investors not trust investment advisors?Do you see Tesla as an overpriced stock?Is it too late to start investing at 35? What are some lies stockbrokers tell themselves? In addition to the 628 U.S. stocks, Ian also provides a list of all 199 Canadian high dividend common stocks traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. They are sorted the same 4 ways as the US data but with an added enhancement. The 4 lists not only display the current score but for trending purposes he includes last year's score from his first investment book published a year earlier. Safer Better Dividend Investing is a great reference book for those comparing stocks scored during the Covid 19 pandemic to current scores. *******************************