Category Archives: Stock Market Investing

How to track dividends for stock market index funds

“It pays dividends” – This is a fairly common saying which means that there will be a reward if we put a lot of effort into an activity or purpose. However, depending on the particular activity, it is not always possible to visualise these rewards even though they may not be abstract. A good example of this is the dividends paid by Accumulation stock market index funds. Continue reading

Top 5 Portfolio Holdings – UK Index Fund

uk index fund investingHere are the top 5 companies in a typical United Kingdom (UK) Index Fund. Investing in index funds is a way of owning slices of real companies which provide value and generate income. It is like having millions of workers doing their best every day to make you wealthier, even if it is at a small scale initially. This is part of a series of posts outlining the top company holdings within index funds for Continue reading

Lessons from Berkshire Hathaway – Build a business and invest in stocks to grow wealth faster

Berkshire Hathaway meetingAs today is the 6th of May it is one of my favourite days of the year. This is because the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting will be held in Omaha, Nebraska at the Centurylink Center. Thousands of diligent investors will turn up to witness Warren Buffet speak and as always, the Oracle will provide long lasting insightful financial advice suitable for all. Continue reading

Top 5 Portfolio holdings – Japan Index Fund

Japan Index Fund

This post outlines the top 5 holdings in an index fund which tracks the Japanese stock market. Such a passively managed fund will offer both international diversification for an investor’s portfolio and exposure to companies which have the potential to earn big returns.

Investing in a low cost index fund such as those provide by Vanguard will allow the investor to achieve the best possible returns by minimising losses caused by excessive management fees. Continue reading