An Index-Beating Strategy For Fearless Dividend Investors

 rainbowTwenty-five years ago, Michael O’Higgins began to write a book.

The Miami-based money manager wanted to share something simple: an investment strategy that he had used since 1978. The strategy took just 15 minutes a year.

But Mr. O’Higgins said it would beat the market.

He completed the book in 1990. Titled Beating the Dow, it began to fly off bookshelves.

Read to find out whether his strategy has stood the test of time in my article.

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The Globe and Mail

Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School and Millionaire Expat: How To Build Wealth Living Overseas. My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions.

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1 Response

  1. My Own Advisor says:

    Good article Andrew!

    I don’t really follow a Dogs of the Dow, or Beating the TSX strategy, I simply buy and hold about 30 Canadian and U.S. “aristocrats” and reinvest the dividends. Add in new money to some new stocks every few months, but mostly use new money to buy more indexed products for diversification and voila – that’s my financial plan. I’m “not there yet”, retired, but the plan is in motion 🙂

    Keep up the great work and stay in touch,

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