ILAB 42 – What You Need to Know About Dividend Investing in 2017

Forbes Shark Tank Dividend Investing in 2017

“While companies raised dividends 5% last year, their earnings actually fell 3% year of over”

     Ky Trang Ho     

Ky Trang Ho is the founder of Key Financial Media LLC which produces marketing content for financial service firms and is a regular contributor to the financial column including a recent article that peaked our interest called What You Need to Know About Dividend Investing in 2017. The Forbes article has some interesting insights that are both exciting as an investor and cautionary.

Ky also covers and reviews Shark Tank and had the recent privilege to interview Kevin O’Leary. We sit down to get Ky’s thoughts on the stock market, how to invest in high yielding funds in 2017, and to hear what she personally invests in.

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Forbes Shark Tank Dividend Investing in 2017


Forbes Shark Tank Dividend Investing in 2017


ILAB 42 Show Notes

Guest Links – Ky Trang Ho

Forbes Contributor — Investing

Where are we:

Tahoe, CA – Sam
Los Angeles, CA – Ky
Thailand – Johnny


Ky’s recent article in Forbes
Kevin O’Leary – OShares
Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund

Forbes Shark Tank Dividend Investing in 2017

ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

What Ky Invests in:

Fundrise – Invest as little as $1,000
Realty Mogul


ArtofFX – start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)

Fundrise – start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

PeerStreet – get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

Wealthfront – get your first $15,000 managed free



Start Here – Recommended reading

Time Stamps:

02:29 – Key Financial Media
03:18 – Shark Tank
04:20 – Kevin O’Leary
07:14 – Increase your dividends by 5%
09:00 – SMP500 dividend payments
09:50 – Vanguard 4% yield
13:30 – Dow Jones 15,000
15:50 – Dividend paying stock growth
17:30 – Bond market – Donald Trump election
20:00 – High yielding funds
21:21 – Raising interest rates
23:38 – Ky’s portfolio
25:30 – Fundrise investments
29:40 – Realty Mogul REIT
35:00 – Forbes contributors
40:00 – Vanguard small cap stocks
43:20 – Dividend payout
45:30 – Kevin O’Leary investments
48:00 – Recommended readings
51:38 – Sticking to what works
53:30 – Investment hack
55:20 – Stock market crash


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