Just a quick update – Dividend Machines by The Fifth Person is open for registration once again. Dividend Machines is an investment course that focuses on dividend and income investing. It is the course that I’ve personally attended to kick start my journey in understanding dividend stocks and REITs.
Here’s a quick overview.
If you sign up here for a low low price of SGD488 (after SGD100 discount), you get lifetime access to the following:
- Online platform for the Dividend Machines training – review the method on your own time
- Members-only Q&A forum – clarify your doubts with trainers Rusmin and Victor here
- Dividend Machines Live workshop – go for the workshop as many times as you need
- Complimentary future content updates
You get to learn things like:
- How to select dividend paying stocks with sustainable payouts
- How to determine if a dividend paying stock is potentially a fraud
- Understanding Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) structures
- All the key ratios and metrics to look out for in a strong dividend stock / REIT
What’s more – if you are skeptical, there is a 30 day money back guarantee, so feel free to sign up to try out first. Registration closes 1st March.
My thoughts on the course
I’ve written extensively about the course in the past:
- Dividend Machines Impressions – For my course review
- Investment Quadrant 3.0 Review – For my Investment Quadrant course review and comparison to Dividend Machines
I still stand by most of my opinions expressed then. Do check those posts out if you want to know if the course is for you.
So instead of rehashing
marketing bullshit what I’ve written about in the past about Dividend Machines, I thought I’ll focus on one member benefit today – complimentary future content updates.
My thoughts on the REIT content refresh
The team at the Fifth Person has refreshed their REIT methodology and has released it free for existing members.
Yes, existing Dividend Machines members, the REIT e-learning section and videos has been updated, do check it out. There is some rather advanced discussions presented.
I’ve gone through the new material and here are some thoughts.
1) All new examples
One thing I felt during my initial review in 2018 was that the examples given and numbers were dated. This has been fixed with more recent examples and developments. Definitely great to see.
2) Greater depth
Since attending the course, I realise the old curriculum scratches the surface on things to look out for in a REIT. I also learnt that understanding what constitutes a quality REIT is highly subjective and not as clear cut as one might think.
It’s not as simple as taking a checklist of metrics and assessing whether each REIT falls within the desired range.
This is something that the refreshed methodology tries to address by providing more depth in their explanations on various aspects. I see things that I’ve had to learn the hard way, being presented inside the content itself, like:
- Is long Weighted Average Lease Expiry (WALE) a good thing?
- How do you determine if an acquisition is accretive?
- What are the characteristics of a good REIT?
The new methodology adds a lot more meat to the various aspects of REITs, which is most welcome to me. While the areas discussed is certainly not exhaustive, I believe it is the right balance between advanced and basic REIT topics.
Given these improvements, I’ll have to retract an area of improvement from my initial review back in 2018:
Area of Improvement: Dated examples and slides
The information and illustrations used were all from when the time they developed the curriculum in 2015 (I assume). As such, it felt a bit irrelevant and harping about your winners. That is not a bad thing per se for educational purposes, but some of the counters talked about are not even listed anymore or have since changed their names.Dividend Machines Impressions
If you are…
- More risk adverse
- Like the idea of being paid in your sleep
This may be the course for you. An investment course that teaches real knowledge, with limited upsell / BS at a comparatively affordable price, with a 30 day money back guarantee in case you find the course unsuitable, signing up seems like a no-brainer.
Registration is currently closed.
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Have signed up and attended their workshop few years back. Have to say their course is really value for money with their lifetime online training content and also the workshop which you could choose to join yearly for refresher.
Agree with you. Good starting point for beginners.
Yeap, suitable for beginners. How is your S-REIT Dashboard progress? are you still continue it ?
Haha regrettably I bit off more than I can chew. Between work and studies, I barely have enough time left for my blog, let alone a big project like the dashboard. I guess it’s on hold for the foreseeable future.