Recent buy – SPDR S&P Global Dividend Aristocrats

I just realized that all my transactions since I write this blog have been sell transactions. I guess, I was a little hesitant to buy but eventually I thought I had to do something with the proceeds from those sell transactions.So, here is what I did. I went through my goals for 2017 and ran a little spreadsheet including scenarios of adding how much to which funds brings me closest to these goals. In the end I came up with the fact that adding to three positions will get me there by end of 2017. Then I checked when the individual funds next ex dividend dates were going to be and the SPDR fund named above was first. It actually goes ex dividend end of January/early February, with a pay date few days later. Therefore, the dividend of the enlarged position will potentially already be reflected in January review. Was there any other particular reason why I bought this ETF vs all the others that are out there? Well, I like this ETF and already owned it before this transaction. It is also relatively low on TER. Last but not least, the dividend yield according to the SPDR website is also between 3-4%.

Finally, I updated my Portfolio page to reflect the recent changes to it.

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6 thoughts on “Recent buy – SPDR S&P Global Dividend Aristocrats

    • Hi misterslm,
      Thank you very much for your comment. Unfortunately, I am not sure what you mean or how you calculated the MER. I am invested in the SPDR ETF with corresponding ISIN IE00B9CQXS71. Maybe MER does not apply internationally? The TER of the ETF as indicated on the providers website is 0.45% which is not perfect but I am willing to pay this. Thank you for stopping by.


    • Hi Dividend Life,
      Thank you very much for your comment. Every step helps. While I would have preferred global equity markets to start the year on the back foot so that I can buy cheaper, I bite the bullet and increased my position in this ETF. I have some more dry powder should markets retreat more. We’ll see. In the end its not about timing the market but about being in the market. Plus, for my 2017 dividend income target, it does not matter what the market does.
      Thank you for stopping by.


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