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Dividend Tracker 0.7 update: New graphs and working charts

I’m still looking to add some small touches here and there to the dividend tracker. I originally planned this 0.7 update to be one that added a feature, but it’ll also be used as a means to roll out a fix to the UK template of the tracker.

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Apple is splitting stocks — should you buy?

Apple has been around for decades, producing some of the best tech gadgets around and the company just announced a stock split. What exactly is this; how does it affect investors; and should you invest in Apple ahead of the stock split? I’ll run through some numbers to help you make a decision.

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Dividend Tracker 0.6 update: Fixing yields

This is a quick update for the dividend tracker, bringing the version up to 0.6. This release includes a quick fix for an error I made when calculating the dividend yield on cost of the stock. I made the mistake of incorrectly calculating this metric, which makes it all look messy.

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Wells Fargo cuts dividend payouts by 80%

Wells Fargo showcased just how sensitive the bank is to the current climate by slashing its dividend output by 80%. That wasn’t a typo. Wells Fargo cut its dividend from $0.50 per share to just $0.10. This will be paid out on September 1, but will investors be hanging around to collect? I won’t be selling Wells Fargo … for now.

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How to choose safe dividend stocks

No stock is immune to market fluctuations and that includes dividend aristocrats. Dividends account for a fair chunk of the stock market return to investors, but just how can we choose dividend stocks that are considered safe? I’m going to run you through some factors you should consider when buying stocks.

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Markets about to crash? Here’s what I’d do.

It’s no secret that stock prices fall as much as they rise, but if you didn’t know that already … I don’t really know what to tell you. The markets have endured numerous recessions and there are still fears abound that we’re destined for another shortly, but what does one do during a recession? Should I sell all my shares and try to time it just right? Nope. In the wise British words: Keep calm and carry on.

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How to invest with a budget of just £100

You don’t need much money to start investing and turn a profit. Companies have skyrocketed in value since the early 2000s. If you invested just £100 in Amazon in 2005 (when it was just $35 per share) and sold it today, you would have more than £5,000. What’s even more mind-blowing is if you invested £100 per month and then sold your shares today. Crazy, right? The best part is you can easily start to invest with just £100.

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Best UK investing apps

Looking to invest in the stock markets and don’t know where to start? No longer do you need a computer to trade shares in companies. All that’s required is your smartphone and an app. I’ve rounded up some of the best brokerage apps on the UK app market.

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Dividend Tracker 0.5 update: GBP vs. GBX

Coming up in this dividend tracking spreadsheet update release, we’ll be updating the transactions tab to handle holdings in both GBP and GBX. For now, the spreadsheet isn’t smart enough to tell the difference between UK stocks in £ and p, but all that’s about to change.

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Amazing finance YouTubers I follow

YouTube is an incredible hub of information. There are countless channels that cover a whole host of topics, including investing. I follow a handful of intelligent folk on the platform and decided to give them al la shout out right here, just in case you’re looking for some visual motivation. These people are incredible and well worth watching.