The Beta Post

Passive income, personal finance and fintech.

Dipping into preference shares

I bought my first preference shares the other day. An equity type not very popular in the dividend growth community, with a very well reasoning due to the fact that the dividends typically don't grow. But I thought I should give it a try.

My FIRE dream

It's been over a year since I shifted my investment strategy towards a more long-term goal. I used to chase hot stocks, but are now much more comfortable aiming for a stable growth. So I thought it's time to revisit what I want to achieve with this strategy.

The Statoil DRIP

I bought my first shares of Statoil back in January, and now it's time to collect my first dividend payment. But Statoil offer a dividend reinvestment plan, which I now need to decide if I should sign up for or not.

My two financial goals for 2018

2017 was the year I changed my investment strategy and started blogging about it. In earlier years I experienced great volatility due to an extreme apatite for risk, but this was not the case for 2017. I now believe I've found an investment strategy that suits me well, and I'll be sure to follow the same path in 2018.

The fall of CBL

Last Friday one of my positions dropped 23% on one day. The stock in question is the REIT CBL, owner of several malls in the US. The decline was a real wake up call for me, and moving forward I must be more selective of my purchases as my appetite for risk has changed.