Wouldn’t it be nice to have a second monthly income without any action on your behalf? An income without the need of daily work and without the fear of ever loosing your job? This can be achieved by simply investing in dividend stocks.
Many people around the world successfully entered this path, and some of them share their experience on the web, so anyone interested can follow them on their way. I call these bloggers Income Heroes. Each month I visit their websites and collect the data they publish, namely monthly dividend and option income including the market value of their portfolio if published. This data is analysed and presented to proof once again by “big numbers” that they are on the right track. I also publish some rankings to motivate Income Heroes and interested readers alike to continue or start investing in their financial future.
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.
Currently the progress of 34 bloggers coming from the US, Canada, Europe and Australia is traced. The majority is focused on dividend income, but about a fifth is also selling options.
GeldChallenge has reached the third positive month in a row with his option trading on a large scale. With realized option gains of 14.480 USD, he exceeded the previous month by more than 800 USD.
Congratulations! And we keep our fingers crossed that the remaining two months are enough for a positive annual balance.
Among other things, stocks are so attractive because they can be used to generate recurring income. The lucky Top 3 with the highest income in October are:
The amount of income highly depends on the market value of the portfolio. The higher its market value, the easier it is to generate high income. However, if the income is related to the market value, a yield can be calculated which is independent of the market value. Here the 3 financial bloggers with the highest net yield in the last month:
Wachstumswerte.Net and Mission-CashFlow.de share the second place.
All three top bloggers achieve their high yields with the help of option trading. The example of Mission-CashFlow.de also shows that although option trading involves the risk of loss, it can generate relatively stable revenues. In 2017 there was a single month with losses due to option trading.
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 the months. 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 3 bloggers with the highest income stability:
Since income from dividends can be better planned than income from option premiums, pure dividend deposits have a clear advantage here. The best placed blogger with option income is in 7th place.
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-month period. This evaluation is, so to speak, 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 should be borne in mind that the increase in revenue may have different causes. In the case of Wachstumswerte.net, the high growth is primarily due to the successful option trading in recent months.
And in the case of Dividend Pig, for example, the investment sum has increased significantly.
If you take a closer look at the evaluation of all financial bloggers, you will see that there is much to be found even beyond the top 3 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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