Dividends continue to flow more and more to those who have discovered the power of dividends income. Each month bloggers announce new record earnings on their websites around the globe, which are a logical consequence of regular saving in dividend stocks and growing dividends of often world-famous companies like Apple or Nestle. Thanks to stocks, even small amounts of money can be invested in the crème de la crème of the economy allowing you to participate in the growth of world class companies.
The monthly income history of each blogger is available in detail in an interactive table including an interactive chart. The table also contains links to each blogger’s website.
Today, more than 40 of the most seasoned financial bloggers from the US, Canada, Europe and Australia are traced. The majority is focused on dividend income, but about a fifth is also selling options.
Nearly 8,800 USD dividends went to 16 German financial bloggers and a slightly lower amount of still of 8,200 USD to 13 colleagues from the US. In addition, German financial bloggers collected another 6,800 USD with option selling. In the previous month, it was even more. These numbers indicate that there is a movement in Germany that is no longer satisfied with zero interest rates and mostly inflexible and unprofitable state-owned pension programs.
The following Income Heroes have enjoyed record dividend income over the past month:
|Income Hero||Country||Dividend Income|
The following table shows how the income is distributed among the financial bloggers of the different countries. While the US was in first place last month in terms of dividends, Germany is now leading in terms of both dividends and premiums from option selling.
|Country||Bloggers||Dividends USD||Avg Dividends USD||Option Income USD||Option Sellers|
Some financial bloggers not only generate income from dividends, but also from option selling. Option selling involves a much higher level of effort and risk, but when it works, monthly income may be much higher than a pure dividend income. Here are the top 10 financial bloggers with the highest total income:
In April, many German and other European companies pay out dividends, often only once or twice a year. This is one reason why European bloggers dominate the top ranks this month. The second reason is option income, which seems to be more common among European bloggers than American colleagues. This is surprising, because option selling originally came from the US to Europe.
Often it is initially pure dividend investors who try out option selling at some point and then often act as a permanent option seller. This was the case with me (Wachstumswerte.Net) as well as with Freaky Finance, for example, who started option selling in 2017 and has been steadily increasing the volume ever since.
The amount of income highly depends on the market value of your portfolio. The higher its market value, the easier it is to generate high income. However, comparing income to market value allows to calculate a yield which is independent of the portfolio size. Here the 10 financial bloggers with the highest yield in the last month:
For the second time in a row, Geldchallenge managed to take first place in the yield achieved, followed by Dividend Hawk, which received a good chunk of dividends at just around 6,600 USD.
The yield of a single month is only a small part of the long road to financial freedom. Even more important is a stable increase in income over a longer period. For this reason, this analysis looks for the stability of income growth over the last 12 months. The size of the portfolio does not matter.
The stability of the income is expressed by a number from +1 to -1. If the income fluctuates strongly the metric’s value is close to zero. If the income fluctuates strongly or even declines, the stability is low. If the income increases – which should be anyone’s objective – the metric’s value approaches +1.
And here are the top 10 bloggers with the highest income stability:
Since dividend income can be better planned than income from option selling, pure dividend investors have a clear advantage here. Places 1 to 3 go to Germany, followed by places 4 and 5 to Canada.
In order to achieve financial freedom, income should not only grow steadily, but also as strongly as possible. Therefore, the income of the last 12 months is compared with the income of the previous 12 months. This comparison may be seen as the supreme discipline and can be found on many financial blogs.
And here are the financial blogs with the highest growth rates in a 12-month comparison:
It is easier for smaller portfolios to increase dividends substantially within a year. This fact is a great motivator right at the beginning. It is simply fun to see your dividends grow by percentage points that are usually not achievable with ordinary labour income.
If you take a closer look at the overall results, you will see that there is much to be found even beyond the top 10 positions. And finally, the placement is secondary. It is crucial that all participants take their financial future into their own hands and thus have the best prospects for a self-determined, financially secure future.
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