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Sunday, 21 March 2010

Investment Goal: $10K a year

Dividend Yield only strategy

To achieve $10K Goal a year, I would need to have $100K capital to invest in a portfolio of 10% dividend yield stocks.

What if I only have $50K capital, I would need to invest in a portfolio of 20% dividend yield stocks which is nearly impossible to find.

Capital Gain strategy

With $50K capital divided into 5 sets of $10K capital per set, I would be able to achieve $10K Goal a year with just 20 successful trades at 5% ROC each.

20 trades per year or 1.7 trades per month i.e. 2 sets of capital out of 5 per month

Can an average trader make it?


  1. I've decided to take a quick look at the transaction costs involved in forex versus stock trading. Most of the forex brokers brag about 'no transaction costs', but the impact of the ask-bid spread is often unclear.

  2. No means commission or transaction is built into the ask-bid spread. e.g. one forex minimum spread is 6


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