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Top Investor interviews
In investing, knowledge and experience is power. Find both in the words of these top investors:
- Australian dividend investing legend, Peter Thornhill.
Peter Thornhill is an Australian investing expert. He worked in the Financial Services industry for over 45 years in both London and his native Australia. After seeing how most speculators worked, he rejected their philosophy and taught himself what he calls the "right way to invest" - buying equities and closed ended investment trusts for dividend income rather than for capital appreciation.
- Inventor of the index-linked tracker fund, Jack Bogle.
Jack Bogle believed that keeping investing cheap and easy was best, and in fact that most investors needed a product which allowed them to keep up with the market and achieve immediate diversification from day one. The company he built - Vanguard - is now the market leader in ultra-low cost index tracker funds. He was also an influential financial writer and thinker and highly admired by all in the financial services industry. He structured Vanguard as a not-for-profit business and never allowed sales commissions on investments, as this was to the detriment of the investor. To read more about his inspiring philosophy, click here.
Our February 2019 newsletter also focused on Bogle's life. Click here for that.
Top Investments - Case studies of some of the best dividend investments of the last 50 years
- Johnson and Johnson.
The JNJ dividend has made Johnson and Johnson the bluest of blue chip companies. It is one of only two AAA rated companies in the USA (the other being Microsoft). It is more than a dividend aristocrat - it's a "dividend king" meaning it has raised its dividend for more than 50 consecutive years. $10,000 invested in Johnson and Johnson in 1982 with all dividends reinvested would be worth a staggering $1,109,588 today! ... Read more.
Take a look at this Unilever stock case study to see just what long term dividend investment can do for your wealth...Does a buy and hold strategy really pay off? The answer in a word is: "Yes". £1,056 worth of shares bought in 1966, pays £5,515 in dividends each year today ... Read more.
- Walt Disney
More than just princesses and fairy tale castles, Disney is a worldwide entertainment conglomerate and has been an amazing investment. Warren Buffett bought 5% of Disney in 1966 but sold out for a quick 55% profit in 1967. In his 1995 letter to shareholders, he described this selling out as "an investing crime" and, with the numbers in this case study, you can see why ... Read more.
Great companies can give you enormous rewards over long periods of time. It doesn't matter if the company is large or small, if it can sustain consistently high returns on invested capital and you buy the stock at a reasonable price then the chances of a good outcome for you are very good. Suppose you invested $50,000 in Coca-Cola stock in 1988. Up to today, you'd have received $325,708.32 in dividends. It would be many times greater if you had reinvested those dividends, too! ... Read more.
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