Why I think I might be a dividend investor.

<Why I think I might be a dividend investor.> I finally opened my brokerage account a few days ago. Since I've been watching a fair amount of YouTube videos and reading books about investing for the past few months, I was pretty confident. I thought I knew what I was doing. I thought I would be the next Warren Buffett. Surprise, surprise, I was not the next Warren Buffett. My brain froze immediately after I looked through my investment app. "Where the hell do I start?" I panicked. Well, to be fair, I thought I've been doing my homework. I've kept track of companies that have piqued my interest in the Google Document. And I focused on companies based in East Asia and the U.S. since I know the regions better. (Specialization, right?) But the problem was, I had no specific investment strategy to begin with. Was I aiming for quick money with high risk? Was I aiming to sell my stocks at a higher price within a few months? I had to figure that out first. Long story short, dividend investing turned out to be the most suitable strategy for me. Basically, a dividend is the money companies pay out to investors at the end of each business quarter in return for their investment. Companies do this because they think it will bring more benefits for them since dividends would encourage investors to buy more of their stocks. So, dividend investing is a low-risk investment that could yield a steady income in the long term. Not only do you get paid regularly through a dividend, but the value of your stocks most likely to go up over time as well (under the assumption that you bought healthy stocks.) And I love the idea. And most importantly, this investing style would fit my lifestyle too. I don't want to be too caught up with every single situation in the stock market. I just want to choose companies and invest in them no matter how the market does hourly. This way, I can still have fun doing my homework finding great companies while I don't have to worry too much about every single moment like penny stock investors or swing traders do. Plus, I want to spend most of my time writing rather than looking at the monitor full of numbers and graphs. (I'm too stupid to understand them anyway.) I don't think that there's going to be much space left in my head while I'm busy thinking about my writing. And also, it is better to have something backing me up financially when my job will probably make no money. Anyway, even though dividend investing sounds great, there are some downsides. One of them is that you have to put in a good amount of money for the long term to see a decent dividend. (No pain, no gain.) I watched a few videos of a YouTuber Andrei Jikh, who is also a dividend investor, and he's put in almost $130,000 over the last 5 years to get paid around $550 every month now. (His goal is getting a 4% dividend yield.) So, you need patience for this. So far, I think I am going to stick to dividend investing. But I definitely want to experience a few other investing styles to just enjoy the journey of learning investment and money. @official_theasians

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