Hello world!


Welcome to D.G.I. for the D.I.Y., a new blog dedicated to Do-It-Yourself, Dividend Growth Investors.

In the coming days and weeks I will be adding content to the site and work towards building a library of information relevant to the Dividend Growth Investing methodology.

Some content I look forward to sharing are my personal, sector-based watch lists covering the best dividend paying companies in the stock market. I also plan to create an organized outlay of some of the articles I’ve written about on DGI.

I will also create an index of my favorite educational articles from some of the top writers on Seeking Alpha and elsewhere, as well as links to some of my favorite sites I use in my own research.

Finally, I hope to write frequent updates about dividend news from some of my favorite stocks, and share my ideas on possible good buys in the market.

I’m excited about the potential for this site, and hope it comes close to meeting my expectations. My goal is to create the “go-to” site for self-directed individuals interested in learning about Dividend Growth Investing.

Best wishes,


4 thoughts on “Hello world!”

  1. Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy
    reading your blog posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that
    deal with the same topics? Thank you!

    1. Get More,

      Thanks for the comment, glad you are enjoying the site. I’m new to the blogosphere, but a few you may want to check out are http://roadmap2retire.com/, http://www.mrfreeat33.com/, and http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/

      Also, dividendgrowthforum.com is a message board dedicated to DGI, and is a great way to bounce questions off other DIY investors.

      I’d also recommend reading all you can from Chowder, David Van Knapp, David Fish, Chuck Carnevale, Mike Nadel, and Rosenose on Seeking Alpha. It is a great community there and plenty of good people to learn from.

      Best wishes,


  2. Hi Eric, good luck with the new blog. Your recent offering on utility stocks is a winner. Utilities have been one of my very few core sectors for decades and, all-to-often it’s impossible to differentiate one from another, but it’s important to do so in order to avoid becoming overly weighted in any single issue. It’s bad enough to be so heavy in the sector.

    While I support the strategy of balancing sectors. for over half a century I’ve done better to avoid what I consider to be the weaker sectors, i.e. emerging markets. small caps, etc. and concentrate on the stronger components of the stronger sectors even if that means having a be patient while the others “have their day”. That’s why it’s important to differentiate among the stronger issues, buy more on the dips and let the dividends carry the day.

    I look forward to more great stuff from you.

    1. Bill,

      Thanks for the well wishes and sharing your thoughts on utilities and portfolio building. I think along much the same lines as I just have WFC and AMP for financials and have completely avoided the materials sector.

      Stick to the basics, buy when the sector is out of favor, and hold and let the compounding do its work.

      Best wishes,


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