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Release Notes Version 1.10.0

We just finished version 1.10.0 of the 22 Dividends app!

Features

ETFs

We integrated support for ETFs. You can now add ETFs from the NYSE Arca and Cboe BZX stock exchanges.

Backup Reminder

Moreover, we added a backup reminder. Please keep in mind that your stock transactions are not transferred to the cloud. They are only stored on your device. You can use the export/import feature to backup your data to Google Sheets.

Bugs

Dividend Calendar

We fixed two bugs in the calendar.

The pay day indicator icon was shown in certain situations also when the user did not have shares on the day before the dividend ex-date.

There was a bug that left the calendar empty in a certain situation.

Dialogs

We improved several dialogs and unified their design.

Thanks for the feedback, donations, and reviews we received! It helps us a lot.

We need your help to further improve the 22 Dividends app.

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Release Notes Version 1.9.0

We just released the new version 1.9.0 of the 22 Dividends app.

During the last 3 months we were busy incorporating countless technical improvements that will help us in future versions of the app.

Features

Pro and Starter Version

Starting with version 1.9.0 we offer an in-app subscription to the Pro version.

The Starter version is limited to managing up to 75 stock transactions. If you reach this limit you are no longer able to add new transactions. All other functionality will still be available.

The Pro version can manage an unlimited number of stock transactions. Moreover, we will add exclusive Pro features.

The subscription to the Pro version costs 4.99 USD per month.

Improved Support of Tablets

The iOS version is now officially available for tablets.

We better adapted the UI design for larger screens like tablets.

Bugs

We incorporated many minor improvements.

Other

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We need your help to further improve the 22 Dividends app.

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Release Notes Version 1.8.2

We just published version 1.8.2 of the 22 Dividends app. We fixed and improved several minor issues. The biggest change was the improvement of the YOC and cashflow computations.

Features

Display Currency

Users can now choose the Brazilian Real (BRL) as display currency. The display currency can be different from the currencies of the stock exchanges your stocks are traded at. The display currency is interesting for people who use other currencies than the USD in their everyday life.

New Transaction Flavor Icons

We updated two of the harvest and limit-loss flavor icons to better distinguish them:

Harvest: Sell shares with a gain. The position is not closed.
Limit-Loss: Sell shares with a loss. The position is not closed.

For more information on transaction flavors please see: Transaction Flavors.

Edit Transaction Page

The number fields of the edit transaction and new transaction pages are no longer limited to two decimal places.

Cashflow and YOC Computation

We improved the computation of the “yearly dividend per share” value.

The computations of the cashflow and YOC are based on the yearly dividend per share value. We will publish an extensive article which explains all internal calculations.

See also: dividend yield

Dividend Calendar Help Page

We added a help page to the dividend calendar page. The help page explains how the different values are computed and visualized.

Pay Day Help Page

We added a new help page to the pay day page. The help explains the new computation of the YOC values in different parts of the app.

See also: dividend yield

Bugs

Display Currency

The display currency was not properly applied to the portfolio page.

Dividend Watch

The dividend watched showed a “n/a” label when the previous dividend was “too far” in the past and the next one was not yet announced.

Split-Adjustment of Dividends

There was an issue with the adjustment dividend payments to dividend splits when the split was “too long” in the past. We improved the update mechanism.

Dividend Calendar

The pay day icon that gets shown when a stock pays dividends was also shown for years in the past. Now, it should only appear for the current year.

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Books

Dividend Growth Machine

People think they act rationally with their money and investments, but they don’t. You don’t. And I don’t, either.

Nathan Winklepleck

In the first part Nathan derives the ideal properties of the perfect retirement strategy.


The second part dives into dividend growth investing and shows how it gets close to the perfect retirement strategy.


The author also explains concepts like dividend yield and dividend growth as well as how dividend reinvestment fueles the exponential growth of your dividend cashflow.


The final part discusses how to put the dividend growth investing strategy into practise.


We recommend you this book if you are new to dividend growth investing. It also helps you to understand the concepts implemented in the 22 Dividends app.


The book is compact: you should be able to finish it easily on a weekend.


Nathan offers the book as free PDF on his homepage. If you want to support the author as well as us you can use the affiliate link to Amazon where you can find an ebook as well as a paperback version.

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Release Notes Version 1.8.0

Features

DRIP transactions

The app now supports a third type of stock transaction: Dividend ReInvestment Plan (DRIP) transactions.

DRIP transactions can be used to explicitely tell the 22 Dividends app that you have reinvested dividends. This enables the app to calculate the performance gain caused by the reinvested dividends.

Using DRIP transactions is optional. You can also continue using ordinary BUY transactions instead. However, it limits the app’s possibility to estimate your correct dividend growth performance.

Please note: we will extend the performance charts for DRIP transactions in later versions. Meanwhile, you can already add your DRIP transactions.

Improved Dividend Prediction

The dividend calendar predicts future dividend payments. In earlier versions, dividends were predicted per month. Now, the dividend prediction is done per stock position. So, you can see whether you are entitled to a dividend payment in the calendar for each stock.

Predicted dividend payments are visualised in gray italic text.

Moreover, we also improved the prediction of the future dividend value.

Other

We improved many many smaller details. For example, dialogs have no a common heading, we adapted the colors of the date/time dialogs to the application, we incorporated a new book recommendation, book recommendations have now an improved layout, etc.

Bugs

We fixed many smaller bugs.

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Release Notes Version 1.7.1

Features

Dividend Composition Pie Chart

We added a new pie chart that allows you to analyse the composition of your dividend income stream. It depicts the percentage each stock contributes to your current yearly dividend income.

The new ‘Dividends’ tab with the dividend composition pie chart.

Shopping List Events Optional

You can now switch-off the display of dividend events of shopping list items in the settings menu.

New menu in the app’s settings.

Bugs

We fixed a number of bugs:

  • System text size scale got fixed
  • Improved handling of special dividends
  • Fixed sort order of history view
  • Fixed transaction browser year filter bug
  • Fixed problem with pay day icon in the calendar view
  • Stock quick selection grid is now scrollable
  • Fixed bug in refresh functionality
  • Improved dividend income prediction

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The Art of Execution

How the world’s best investors get it wrong and still make millions.
Lee Freeman-Shor

The trick is not to learn to trust your gut feelings, but rather to discipline yourself to ignore them. Stand by your stocks as long as the fundamental story of the company hasn’t changed.

Peter Lynch

Certainly, you already asked yourself the question how to manage winning and loosing position in your portfolio.

This fantastic book analyses the behaviour of 45 of the best investors world wide between 2006 and 2013. The investors had between $20 to $150 million USD at their disposal, each.

The book is written very pragmatic without chitchat. The author groups the observed positive and negative behaviour patterns into five groups. He also discusses the underlying psychological phenomena that cause the behaviour. Can you recognise yourself?

Do you have the traits of a “rabbit” or are you a cold-blooded “assassin”?

The book is structured into the two parts “I am loosing – what should I do” and “I am winning – what should I do”. The concluding chapter summarises the observed “habits of success”. Finally, the author provides two checklists for winning and loosing positions.

Can you find the described behaviour patterns in your trading history in the 22 Dividends app?

If you are want to buy Lee’s book you can support us by buying it via this affiliate link:

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One up on Wall Street

How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market.
Peter Lynch

The trick is not to learn to trust your gut feelings, but rather to discipline yourself to ignore them. Stand by your stocks as long as the fundamental story of the company hasn’t changed.

Peter Lynch

Remember, things are never clear until it’s too late.

Peter Lynch

Peter Lynchs’ book “One up on Wall Street” from 1989 is a must-read for new investors. It already sold over one million copies and the provided advice doesn’t get old.

In his book, Peter explains his approach to the stock market with a focus on individual private investors: How to pick stocks? Which stocks to avoid? How to design a portfolio and do risk management? He also explains why individual investors have an edge over institutional ones.

The concepts and ideas of Peter’s book One Up on Wall Street serve as an inspiration for the design of the 22 Dividends app.

If you are want to buy Peter’s book you can support us by buying it via this affiliate link:

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Release Notes Version 1.7.0

Features

New Stock Exchanges

We added following two new US stock exchanges:

Symbol (MIC)Name
XNMSNASDAQ Global Market
XNCMNASDAQ Capital Market
New supported stock exchanges.

Moreover, the app also lists publicly listed Limited Partnerships (LPs).

Reactivated History View

Upon request we reactivated the history view that was replaced in version 1.6.0 by the transaction browser. It can now be opened using the page selection menu:

You can open the history view now via the page menu.

The history view is now read-only. Transactions can be added/deleted/edited via the portfolio view or the transaction browser.

Special Dividends

We improved the handling of special dividends. Following changes were made:

Pay Days Page. The ‘Pay Days’ page now highlights special dividend payments:

GBL normal and special dividend payments.

Calendar. The calendar view now shows special dividend payments:

Normal and special dividend payment for GBL in June.

Moreover, the calendar depicts special and normal dividend payments separately in the payment cell. The summary cells aggregate all payments.

Redesign Shopping List View

Some users want to track stocks without holding any shares. For this user group we added the dividend watch to the shopping list view:

Shopping list entries now show the dividend watch.

Added Shopping List Entries to Pay Day Page

The ‘Pay Days’ page now also shows dividend events for shopping list entries:

Dividend events are now also shown for shopping list entries.

Bugs

Year-Filter

There was a bug in the year filter of the transaction browser when the last transaction of the selected year was deleted.

Dividend Payment Prediction

There was a bug on the ‘Calendar’ page where the future payment months were not computed correctly.

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Release Notes Version 1.6.0

We just released version 1.6.0 of the 22 Dividends app for iOS and Android. We also recorded a video that introduces the new features:

Features

Transaction Browser

The biggest change is the replacement of the history screen with a transaction browser.

The new transaction browser for managing your stock transactions.

The transaction browser provides you an overview of all your stock transactions. You can filter transactions for year and/or stock. The transaction browser also allowed us to get rid of the “empty” positions of the portfolio screen which were confusing to new users.

New Tap-Gestures

You can now use the double-tap gesture to open stock positions and transactions. Moreover, you can use a long-tap on the transaction browser to select a certain stock as filter.

Improved Help

We use icons to indicate the ‘flavor’ of a transaction (e.g. average down/up). If you tap the flavor-icon you now get an explication of the different transaction types.

Redesigned Search and Transaction Editor

We redesigned the stock search page and the page for editing transaction details. Besides the search bar the search screen now shows a quick selection list that allows you to create transactions for a stock of your portfolio without searching the stock.

Bugs

We also incorporated many technical updates.

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