Interview with Torsten Tiedt | Founder of Dividend Stocks

Written by True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

Reviewed by Subject Matter Experts

Updated on March 22, 2023

Torsten Tiedt | Founder of Dividend Stocks


Success leaves clues.

Finance Strategists sat down with Torsten Tiedt, founder of Dividend Stocks. He shared his thoughts on the past, present, and future of the company, as well as the insight he gained from running the business.

Who is Torsten Tiedt?

Q: Who are you and what’s your background?

I live in Frankfurt am Main, the financial center of Germany. There I worked for ten years as a software architect in the financial industry for companies such as KPMG and Commerzbank, before starting my own business following my passion: investing in promising stocks.

Q: Who has been your biggest influence, and why did they have such a significant effect on you?

The biggest influence on me has not been a single person, but our community of more than 75,000 investors. Their criticism and suggestions are always a reason to put the existing to the test and try out something new.

Q: Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your younger self?

To take the step into entrepreneurship at an earlier stage and to approach the business one size larger right from the start. On the one hand, we would have grown even faster and, on the other hand, employees could have taken care of important parts of the business earlier.


Q: What is

A stock screener for investors who want to benefit from long-term capital gains and dividends by investing in high-quality stocks.

Q: What makes different from its competitors?

We focus on the identification of high-quality stocks. In doing so, we measure the quality of a stock based on the long-term growth of earnings and cash flows using self-calculated metrics. In addition, our members are able to determine whether a high-quality stock is currently attractively or expensively valued. We visualize all this with charts to make it easier to grasp the essentials at a glance.

Q: What led you to start

Besides having a lot of fun with my own project, the conviction that the quest for high-quality stocks should be easier than it has been so far.

Q: What has the experience of building the business taught you?

You only realize your full potential when you are on fire for something. And there's nothing you burn for more than your own convictions and your own project. Moreover, there's nothing better than the encouragement of other people whose lives you've improved in some small way. Making the world a little bit better. I think that's what we're here for.

Q: Where do you see things headed for you and the company in the next 5 years?

Our home market is the German-speaking region, which we serve with our Aktienfinder.Net website. In these countries, we are also very successful as influencers and show thousands of interested people each month how long-term investing works.

Because the rules of successful investing in the stock market are the same everywhere, we now offer our screener in English. Over the next five years, our approach will be to set a new standard for long-term investing in stocks.

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About the Author

True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

True Tamplin is a published author, public speaker, CEO of UpDigital, and founder of Finance Strategists.

True is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF®), author of The Handy Financial Ratios Guide, a member of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, contributes to his financial education site, Finance Strategists, and has spoken to various financial communities such as the CFA Institute, as well as university students like his Alma mater, Biola University, where he received a bachelor of science in business and data analytics.

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