About UK Dividend Stocks

Dear fellow investor,

My name is John Kingham and I'm the founder and editor of this website and the UK Dividend Stocks Newsletter.

This website and the newsletter exist to help investors who are looking to build long-term income and wealth by investing in UK dividend stocks.

The goal is to educate and empower readers so they can make their own investment decisions quickly and efficiently, using a systematic and methodical approach. 

History

In 2011, I was working as an insurance software analyst while writing about investing in my spare time on the now-mothballed UK Value Investor website.

I enjoyed analysing stocks more than I enjoyed analysing software, so in 2011, I left my software career behind and launched the UK Dividend Stocks Newsletter.

Back then, I felt there was a lack of sensible publications covering UK dividend stocks. Most of what was out there was either fluff or hype, written to attract eyeballs for advertisers rather than help readers become better investors (sadly, this still appears to be the case).

Providing information and education for defensive dividend investors is still the cornerstone of this website, and I hope that comes through in every blog post and every issue of the monthly newsletter.

Experience

My professional background is in insurance software, not investing, but I have been managing my own investments and analysing stocks full-time for many years. Here's a brief timeline:

  • 1995: Started investing in the stock market using passive index tracking funds
  • 2007: Switched from passive to active investing and started picking value stocks
  • 2008: Started writing about investing at UK Value Investor
  • 2011: Launched the UK Dividend Stocks Newsletter and became a full-time investment analyst
  • 2012: Gained the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK
  • 2016: Harriman House asked me to write a book (The Defensive Value Investor) which they then published
  • 2016 - 2020: Wrote the regular Dividend Hunter column for Master Investor Magazine (see below)
  • 2021: Closed UK Value Investor and launched UK Dividend Stocks to better reflect my investment style
  • 2023: Started writing the regular UK Defensive Equities column for The Property Chronicle 

If you have any questions, please send them via the Contact Page.

Good luck with your investment journey,

John Kingham

John Kingham

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