European Dividend Blog is dead

My biggest hobby is stock investing and reinvesting dividends for a compounding effect. The snowball started to roll this summer, and I have never been more excited about investing.


My broker, Saxobank, has just announced a new minimum fee for stock buy and sells. The new minimum fee removes the incitement for treading smaller tranches, which have been the absolute bedrock, that my entire strategy was founded on.

I have written my complains to the company, but with no effect. They removed the fee under three years ago, and that is the sole reason I came up with this strategy. Now they have destroyed my investing dreams and dreams for the future. From now on I think I will invest in passive index funds at This saddens me in a way I can’t even describe.

Saxobank favors the rich and plays with the poor. I lost a little bit of faith in humanity – Greed lives in the best wellbeing at Saxobank, and the danish government are terrible in making incitements for the middleclass to invest in stocks. I don’t understand why. In the US people can invest in fractional shares and pay little to none in fees. In Denmark our opportunities as small investors just became even worse with Saxobanks back rolling the minimum fee. They undoubtedly removed it in 2017 just to hijack all the small investors, and now we are inside the business with a portfolio, which can’t be transferred to other brokers without abnormal fees.

I have sold more than 200 positions from my portfolio. Stocks I have purchased over the course of nearly three years generating an average of more than 3 % yield. It feels extremely sad to abandon a strategy, that I truly believed in. The goal was to accumulate over the course of 20-25 years to see how much the compounding effect could make. Now I am a slave to the average return of a few global index funds. That is why I have made the decision to close down this blog, because it no longer makes sense to tell the progress I make through dividends.

Goodbye my dear readers.

/European Dividend Blog.

Monthly update – August 2020

I must apologize to you, dear reader. I have not updated this blog as much nor as often as I would like to.

I have met this phenomenon many times in the blogosphere, and now it seems that I myself have done it: Lot of motivation the first year of a new blog, then silence for 6 months.

A lot of blogs die after a year or so. As a reader you come back month after month to find the same blogpost as the latest published post. At the end, you delete the blog as a bookmark, and the blog dies a slow death.

I hope, I can avoid this, and this monthly update is my first step to resurrection.

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Is it ok to brag?

In this post, I am going to do the one thing people really don’t like about stock-traders: I will tell you, that I bought a stock at the absolute bottom. This was more luck than skille, but I’ll tel you the story how a got a REIT at a yield on cost above 20 % which now is trading at a yield on cost less than 8 %.

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Monthly update – February 2020


The Coronavirus is spreading all over the world and in the headlines as well. The market has taken a huge drop and I honestly don’t know what is coming next? My thoughts goes out to the people and families affected by the virus!

But one thing are the personal consequences of the virus. Another thing is the stock market. I have made a record-breaking month for trading and for dividends. I have bought and sold so many stocks this past month, that it has to be told in a seperate and coming blog post.

The dividends on the other hand comes right here:

This months dividends added up to a total of DKK 417 (63,24 $)!

The dividends was paid from a total of 24 companies.

This is the best month so far other than June 2019, which had a single payment from Changyou, which broke the normal picture.

Here are this months dividends:

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Stock buying extravaganza and the story behind it

In December and January, I really bought a lot of stocks, and truth be told, it has continued in February as well.

To see a complete list of my transactions, look at the end of this post.

I will be totally honest and say, that one of the primary reasons for this crazy purchasing spree is a book.

I have recently read book Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins. One of the key take-aways from this book, was to be in the market and be ready to take advantage of dips in the market.

This is why I have invested heavily in December and January. I have some cash in a savings account with 0,3 % interest. I want to buy stocks regularly until I only have a small amount left. I hope there comes a market crash in the near future to make the average prices on the market more desirable.

Here is my total list of buys in December and January. This continues in February, but I must say, I am concerned of the generel high prices market and the Corona virus outbreak… It is really time to pay attention at the moment.

StockDateno. of shares
Prosus NV09-12-20192
Uber Technologies Inc.09-12-20194
Sparindex Dow Jones Sustainability World04-12-20196
Vanguard FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield04-12-20193
Unilever NV04-12-20192
Carnival Corp.04-12-20193
Intel Corp.04-12-20192
Microsoft Corp.04-12-20191
iRobot Corp.04-12-20192
Toyota Motor Corp.27-12-20191
China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd27-12-20193
Ternium SA30-12-20197
SPDR S&P Us Div Aristocrats Ucits ETF02-01-20207
Rockwool International A A/S06-01-20201
Chr. Hansen Holding A/S06-01-20202
Unilever NV06-01-20202
Haulotte Group06-01-202020
ISS A/S06-01-20207
Schouw & Co. A/S06-01-20202
Vanguard FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield06-01-20204
SPDR S&P Us Div Aristocrats Ucits ETF06-01-20203
Ford Motor Co.06-01-202012
Procter & Gamble Co.06-01-20201
The Kraft Heinz Co.07-01-20204
Ventas Inc.07-01-20202
Federal Realty Investment Trust07-01-20201
Colgate Palmolive07-01-20202
Sagax AB ser. D08-01-202028
Telefonica SA10-01-202017
Continental AG13-01-20201
Pirelli & C13-01-202021
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.13-01-202015
Anheuser Busch InBev21-01-20202
Vanguard FTSE All-World  ETF21-01-20202
Tenneco Inc.21-01-202013
AT&T Inc.21-01-20204
Vanguard FTSE All-World  ETF27-01-20202
Vanguard FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield 27-01-20202
Daimler AG27-01-20203
Pirelli & C27-01-202022
Nokian Tyres Plc27-01-20205
Porsche Automobil Holding SE27-01-20202
BASF N27-01-20202
Continental AG27-01-20201
Raute Oyj A27-01-20204
International Business Machines Co.27-01-20201
JPMorgan Chase & Co.27-01-20201
Wells Fargo & Co.27-01-20203
AllianceBernstein Holding LP27-01-20203
Movado Group Inc.27-01-20206
Owens Corning27-01-20202
General Mills27-01-20202
VEREIT Inc.27-01-202012
Altria Group, Inc.27-01-20202

Monthly update – January 2020

Winter, New year, new stocks!

I have buying a lot of stocks this month. The markets are crazy and keeps going up up up. Anyway I believe there are some stocks with value out there.

But before I show you all of my new positions, let’s look at this months dividends:

This months dividends added up to a total of DKK 102,37 (15,74 $)

The dividends was paid from a total of 13 companies:

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New asset in my portfolio: P2P lending

I have had a small portion of money in a P2P platform, Mintos, for almost a 1½ now. This was to test and learn the system. Now I am finally ready to spread my wings and fly.

I have added a total of DKK 40.000 / 6153 $ to Mintos in the beginning of January

Mintos is the best P2P platform in Europe, and my average interest on my small “test” portfolio was 10,7 %! That is a great yield.

Another benefit at Mintos is the option to auto-invest and auto-reinvest. That is a great feature and really makes this income passive!

Here is my auto-invest strategy:

I only invest in loan originators with a buyback-guarantee. There is still a lot of risk involved in P2P lending, and I will never invest money, that I couldn’t afford to loose.

If you’re interested in Mintos, you can use this link and get and additional 1% for the first couple of months: My affiliate link to Mintos

This also means, I will start to add my gains from Mintos to my monthly updates.

Year update – 2019

YEAAHHH – my portfolio has it’s first birthday. I started buying stocks for this dividend portfolio in late December 2018. It’s now a great time to take some time to reflect on the past year of dividends and stock buys and maybe look a bit into the future.

But let’s start with the most important stuff: THE DIVIDENDS!

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