Welcome to UKDividendStocks.com,
My name is John Kingham and I'm an ex-engineer (mechanical and software) turned full-time investor, blogger and newsletter publisher.
My investment journey began in the mid-1990s when I started saving for my retirement. In the early years I was a passive investor, but I panic-sold everything in the dot-com crash. After 2003 the market took off without me and that was my first big lesson.
I realised that I needed to know more about investing, so I started reading books and eventually came across The Intelligent Investor by Ben Graham, the father of value investing. The idea of buying companies below fair value made a lot of sense to me, so I became a value investor.
In 2008, I started blog called UKValueinvestor.com in order to share ideas with other investors while improving the quality of my research by exposing it to public scrutiny.
In 2011, my employer ran into problems and I was made redundant. By that point, investing had become quite a serious hobby and I enjoyed it more than software engineering, so I decided to launch a paid monthly newsletter. The plan was to earn enough money so I could do investment research full-time, while sharing that research with a small group of like-minded investors.
In 2012, I was awarded the CFA Investment Management Certificate and in 2016 my first book, The Defensive Value Investor, was published by Harriman House.
In 2021, I moved my blog and newsletter to UKDividendStocks.com to better reflect my focus on dividends, although the fundamentals of my approach haven't really changed.
Over the years I've also written articles for other publications, including Master Investor (where I was a regular columnist for a couple of years) and Property Chronicle.
If you're interested in quality UK dividend stocks then I think you'll find this website useful, so feel free to have a look around. If you have any questions, please send them to me via the Contact Page.
Good luck with your investment journey,
Important notice: This website provides information and education for investors. It does not provide financial advice. If you need personal financial advice you should speak to a regulated financial adviser.