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By John Kingham

UKDividendStocks.com is a website for sensible investors who are looking to invest in quality UK dividend stocks for long-term income and growth. 

I set up the site in 2021, but its history goes back much further than that, so I'll start at the beginning.

I began investing in UK stocks in the mid-1990s. In the early years I was a passive index-tracking investor but after some ups and downs in the dot-com boom and bust, I switched to active investing in the mid-2000s.

I started a blog called UKValueInvestor.com in 2008 because I wanted share my thoughts with other investors and to join in the conversation that was going on in the investing "blogosphere" at the time.

That blog became somewhat popular and in 2012, Harriman House asked me to write a book, so I did. After four years of blood, sweat and tears, The Defensive Value Investor was finally published in 2016.

Somewhere along the way (2011 to be exact) I decided to launch a monthly investment newsletter because I felt there was a lack of good educational content for UK investors who, like me, were looking for quality dividend stocks. In a somewhat hasty move, I left my career as an insurance software analyst and began working on the newsletter full-time.

The plan was that I would manage a model portfolio of high quality dividend stocks, do all the research and build all the necessary tools like spreadsheets and checklists, and then share all of that with subscribers, in exchange for a monthly or annual fee.

By some miracle this plan worked, and I have been a full-time newsletter writer and investor ever since.

In 2021 I moved the website and newsletter to UKDividendStocks.com to reflect my focus on dividends, but other than that, everything remains the same.

If you'd like to get in touch, feel free to use this contact form.

What would you like to do now?

  1. Read the blog to get informative and educational content including company reviews, how-to guides, market valuations and more.
  2. Access free resources, including the investment checklist and investment spreadsheet I use to analyse and value companies.
  3. Subscribe to the UK Dividend Stocks Newsletter to follow along as I manage the UK Dividend Stocks Model Portfolio for long-term income and growth.

This website provides information about investing. It does not provide personal financial advice. If you need advice relating to a specific investment you should speak to a regulated financial adviser.