Most if not all the Dividend Growth Investors (DGI) on Seeking Alpha have used the so called CCC-list, maintained by David Fish. On this list are companies which have increased their dividend payout for at least 5 years (challengers), 10 years (contenders) or 25+ years (champions). Even though these companies are American based, a lot of these companies on this list have global exposure. However, in any case, they are still listed on American stock exchanges, valued in American dollars and also pay regular dividends in American dollars. For someone based in other areas of the world (in this case Europe), this poses a risk due to changes in the EUR.USD-rate.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
Right now the most of my income comes from US dollars which makes it volatile due to changing EUR.USD-rates. I would like to diversify my dividend income stream between companies listed in Europe and USA. Maybe in the future I can add other currencies as well (UK or CHF, to be able to purchase GlaxoKlineSmith or Nestle). Of course the most important thing is that I want to invest in great companies with solid business fundamentals, good history of earnings and dividends and shareholder friendly management.